CHICAGO (AP) -- Urban Meyer's first season at Ohio State was a smashing success. The Buckeyes won each of their 12 games, and Braxton Miller developed into a superstar quarterback along the way.
The pressure is on for a blockbuster sequel. While Ohio State begins the year as the Big Ten favorite, there are plenty of potential challengers.
Dynamic quarterback Devin Gardner thinks he's ready to lead Michigan back to the top of the conference. Taylor Martinez wants to put together another great year in his final season at Nebraska. Then there's Wisconsin, looking to make a smooth transition with new coach Gary Andersen, and Michigan State and more.