Final Big Ten Football Power Rankings Heading Into Season

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Tier 1: The Contenders

Jan 12, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes running back Ezekiel Elliott (15) kisses the trophy as head coach Urban Meyer hands it to him after their win over the Oregon Ducks in the 2015 CFP National Championship Game at AT&T Stadium. Ohio State won 42-20. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports