The final year of the Big Ten as we know it starts in the fall of 2010. The eleven team league has been in the head lines since December of '09 with the talk of expansion and surprised no one at accepting Nebraska's bid to join one of the most prestigious academic conferences in America.
All this excitement though, doesn't come to fruition for another year. The Huskers will start play in 2011 throughout the Big 10, thus this is the final year of the almost twenty-year-old eleven team conference.
As a Husker fan I am taking special interest in the Big Ten this season and as a result, I am trying my hand at analyzing the Big Ten for the last time from the stance of an impartial party.
Enjoy my projected rankings for the 2010 season and feel free to comment or "correct" anything it looks like I might be missing.