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Odds to win the Big Ten Conference in 2022 released

Chandler Vessels05/09/22
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It has been a hectic offseason across the entirety of college football, and that is especially true inside the Big Ten. As the start of the 2022 regular season inches closer, Las Vegas has released odds to win the Big Ten next year. According to Barrett Sallee of CBS Sports, the Ohio State Buckeyes come in as an extremely heavy favorite to win the crown next season.

Here is a full look at the odds to win the Big Ten next season, via Sallee:

Ohio State 1/2

Wisconsin 10/1

Michigan 11/1

Penn State 12/1

Nebraska 14/1

Iowa 20/1

Michigan State 25/1

Purdue 25/1

Minnesota 28/1

Indiana 33/1

Illinois 100/1

Maryland 100/1

Northwestern 150/1

Rutgers 200/1

Big Ten odds not kind to last year’s defending champion

Despite claiming the Big Ten championship in 2021, the Michigan Wolverines have the third-best odds to win the conference this upcoming season. Not only do they find themselves behind the Buckeyes, whom they beat last season, but also Wisconsin.

Although the Wolverines lose several key members of their team, including safety Daxton Hill and defensive end Aidan Hutchinson, they return enough to remain a factor in 2022. The offense brings back running back Blake Corum, as well as star receiver Ronnie Bell, who missed all but one game this past season due to injury. That being said, don’t be surprised if Michigan challenges Ohio State out of the Big Ten East.

Michigan State also finds itself rather low on the list following a fourth-place finish in 2021.

As for Ohio State, the Buckeyes are the obvious pick to win the conference. They return quarterback CJ Stroud, a Heisman finalist from last season, leading receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba and leading rusher TreVeyon Henderson. That group helped Ohio State finish as the top offense in the nation this past season, and now has a championship on their minds.