Is Michigan the Big Ten's best?
September, 9, 2013
By ESPN.com staff | ESPN.com
USA TODAY SportsDevin Gardner and Braxton Miller lead two of the best teams in the Big Ten.Each week during the college football season, Mel Kiper and Todd McShay kick off the week by settling a debate, then look at emerging NFL prospects and peek ahead to next week.
The discussion: Has Michigan become the favorite in the Big Ten?
Todd McShay: It's an interesting question, because my guess is that most people would say that there's a pretty big gap between Ohio State and Michigan. But after watching the tape of Michigan's win Saturday over Notre Dame, I don't think there's much of a gap at all, even though the Buckeyes still hold a slight edge in overall talent.
Mel Kiper: I would call the Wolverines the co-favorites right now with Ohio State (plus one sleeper I'll write a little about later). But I also think Michigan has several advantages going forward.
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BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
Final West Virginia 40 Maryland 37 Final Indiana 42 Bowling Green 45 Final Kent State 0 22 Ohio State 66 Final Miami (OH) 10 Michigan 34 Final Iowa State 20 Iowa 17 Final Minnesota 7 TCU 30 Final Illinois 19 Washington 44 Final Purdue 14 11 Notre Dame 30 Final Penn State 13 Rutgers 10 Final Nebraska 55 Fresno State 19