Big Ten Season Predictions: Michigan and Ohio State Land as Current Favorites, But Penn State is Right Behind Them

Ohio State and Michigan are set to duke it out for Big Ten supremacy once again as the Big Ten season predictions are out, with OSU and UM clear favorites.

The Big Ten should once again be a tight race to the finish in 2023. Like last season, will the conference race come down to the final week of the regular season and ‘The Game’ between Ohio State and Michigan? The Big Ten season predictions are here, and indicate history could repeat itself.

Big Ten Season Predictions

As summer approaches and spring practices come to an end across the nation, regular season wins predictions have started to surface. While rosters are still being constructed and fall camps are months away, the predictions for each conference are alive and well.

Sports bettors can get in on the action from around the country. Below are the current odds for projected regular-season wins from each of the Big Ten football teams.

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Big Ten East Season Prediction – Regular Season Win Totals

  • Indiana – 3.5
  • Maryland – 7
  • Michigan – 10.5
  • Michigan State – 5.5
  • Ohio State – 10.5
  • Penn State – 9.5
  • Rutgers – 4.5

As expected, the Big Ten East is likely to come down to The Game between the Wolverines and Buckeyes. Michigan has the better quarterback at this stage, as J.J. McCarthy held a clear lead over the unknown of the Ohio State quarterback situation our Big Ten QB Rankings.

According to regular season win predictions, Michigan and Ohio State’s only obstacle appears to be Penn State. The Nittany Lions are introducing a new quarterback, Drew Allar, but history is on their side. Allar’s arm is as good as anyone’s in the country.

Big Ten West Season Prediction – Regular Season Win Totals

  • Illinois – 6.5
  • Iowa – 7.5
  • Minnesota – 6.5
  • Nebraska – 6
  • Northwestern – 3.5
  • Purdue – 5.5
  • Wisconsin – 9

The West is once again wide open, but it should belong to Wisconsin by season’s end. Tanner Mordecai’s transfer will help break in the new offensive scheme and system at Wisconsin under Luke Fickell and Phil Longo.

The former SMU quarterback landed high on the Big Ten QB Rankings, and Braelon Allen proved more than capable of carrying the load.

The wild card in the West is Purdue and Illinois as they have to adjust to life with Ryan Walters as head coach and without Ryan Walters as defensive coordinator, respectively. How will Illinois respond defensively without Walters, and how will Purdue’s roster overhaul adjust with Walters and a slew of new talent on the board?

College Football Network will have more on season predictions, including a game-by-game look from every single team this summer.