Big Ten Football: Top Teams of 2009

Brendon ReidContributor IJuly 29, 2009

Big Ten Football: Top Teams of 2009

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    STATE COLLEGE, PA - SEPTEMBER 06:  Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions during play against the Oregon State Beavers at Beaver Stadium on September 6, 2008 in State College, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

1. Penn State Nittany Lions

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    STATE COLLEGE, PA - SEPTEMBER 06:  Quarterback Daryll Clark #17 of the Penn State Nittany Lions during play against the Oregon State Beavers at Beaver Stadium on September 6, 2008 in State College, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

2. Ohio State Buckeyes

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    GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 05:  Head coach Jim Tressel of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on during the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Game against the Texas Longhorns on January 5, 2009 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Get

3. Illinois Fighting Illini

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    PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01:  Quarterback Juice Williams #7 of the Illinois Fighting Illini looks for an open receiver in the first half against against the USC Trojans during the Rose Bowl presented by Citi at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2008 in Pasadena,

4. Iowa Hawkeyes

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    TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 01:  Ricky Stanzi #12 of the Iowa Hawkeyes celebrates a touchdown pass against the South Carolina Gamecocks during the Outback Bowl on January 1, 2009 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
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