We’ve reached the lull before the dud that has become the Big Ten in bowl games, and that means it’s time to reflect on a season that ultimately ended like most thought it would — Ohio State lifting the Amos Alonzo Stagg Trophy as Big Ten champions.
How we got there was a bit more interesting than it would’ve seemed over the course of the summer, and that means a lot of players and teams did things we weren’t expected. Anyone think J.T. Barrett would get Heisman Trophy votes or both Maryland and Rutgers would get to bowl games this year?
As for the players, we’ve seen some really remarkable things happen all season long. With that it’s time to take a look back at those players and those performances. So, we present to you the Big Ten Football Top 25 Players list.
We’ve polled the staff of writers and what follows is the combination of all votes. Let’s get right to the start of the poll, shall we?