Final Big Ten Football Power Rankings Heading Into Season

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Nov 15, 2014; College Park, MD, USA; Maryland Terrapins defensive back Sean Davis (21) tackles Michigan State Spartans wide receiver Tony Lippett (14) during the first quarter at Byrd Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Is the Big Ten really a two team race? Can anyone knock off the Buckeyes?

There have been a number of “way-to-early” Big Ten football preseason power rankings out there, but this one is right on time. We are just days away from the kickoff of the 2015-16 college football season and the depth charts, for the most part, are taking shape. We all know that Ohio State and Michigan State are the cream of the crop, but where do the rest of the teams in the conference stand? There a handful of teams who genuinely believe that they have a legitimate shot of knocking off one of the top two teams. Only time will tell if that’s even possible.

Each of the teams fall into a specific tier. The teams are grouped based on their talent and outlook for the 2015 season. Here’s a look at how each of the teams in the B1G stack up entering the season.