Big Ten bowl season is officially over, ending in yet another disappointing 2-5 record. That record shrinks down to 2-7 if you include its two incoming programs, Maryland and Rutgers.
Now, with 2013 in the past, it's officially time for Big Ten fans to look to the future and hope for brighter days ahead—something they are all too familiar with doing. But are there reasons now for genuine optimism?
There might be. Ohio State is killing it on the recruiting trail—what else is new?—and Michigan thinks it might have found the next Charles Woodson. Recruiting on the whole has been decent this current cycle, though nothing to write home about.
With the All-American Bowls now also in the past, along with all of their commitments, here's a look at how all 14 Big Ten teams stack up.
Note: All rankings, unless otherwise noted, via the 247 Sports composite.