Michigan, Ohio State and Michigan State all have legitimate hopes of winning the Big Ten and reaching the College Football Playoff. Who has the best shot?

By Zac Ellis
July 20, 2016

Michigan, Ohio State and Michigan State appear to have the best shots to make the College Football Playoff among Big Ten teams. But which one has the inside track? Michigan must find a new QB but brings in elite defensive coordinator Don Brown. Ohio State loses a myriad of star players but returns quarterback J.T. Barrett. Michigan State has its own QB battle to settle, but a veteran secondary should make the Spartans tough to throw on.

SI.com's Brian Hamilton joins host Zac Ellis on the SI College Football Podcast to break down what should be a thrilling race in the Big Ten East. They also discuss what appears to be a wide-open Big Ten West, including whether Iowa can defend its division title or if the Hawkeyes' 2015 run was a one-hit wonder.

Get caught up on everything you need to know ahead of next week's Big Ten media days.

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