There aren't as many star-studded freshman like in years past this season in the Big Ten. However, the one name that comes to mind when you not only think freshman in the Big Ten, but freshman in general, is Cody Zeller.
To start the season you would say he was the clear cut favorite to win the honors of Freshman of the Year in the Big Ten. Right now it seems like that's how things will end up when the awards are given out at the end of the season.
There are a few other players on my list that have something to say about that. Who can surpass Zeller as the top freshman? The choice is yours!