Ever since Ohio State lost two championship games in a row, no Big Ten team has been back to the BCS National Championship.
However, this year the conference has three very good teams at the top in Ohio State, Iowa, and Wisconsin, and can be one of the better conferences in the nation.
The Buckeyes are ranked first in the nation in many experts' preseason polls, and have a chance to go undefeated to make another appearance in the National Championship Game.
However, the Hawkeyes, Badgers, and all of the other Big Ten teams have other ideas.
There are jobs on the line and many questions that need to be answered.
Will Rich Rodriguez finally have success in Michigan?
Will Northwestern win a bowl game this season after losing the past two seasons?
Can a Big Ten team win a National Championship?
What will be the big upset this season?
There are all sorts of things that can happen as the season goes on. That is what's so great about college football.
We can speculate all we want about who's going to win, but the results never add up. When the players hit the field, nothing that anyone said to predict the scores matters.
It's all up to the players.
With that said, this is the last year of the Big Ten as we know it.
Starting next season, Nebraska will join the mix, and there is still speculation on what can still happen.
Nebraska, obviously, will bring another great program to the conference, and may be able to get itself over the hump.
Nebraska looks to be one of the favorites heading into the season in the Big 12, and the fans of the Big Ten cannot wait until next season.
Yes, conference alignment is changing college football, but for now, here are my Big Ten Predictions.