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ESPN: These 4 Big Ten Teams Are Trending Upward

ESPN likes these Big Ten teams heading into the season.

Before you know it, the 2017 college football season will be here.

This week, ESPN assessed the stock report for every Big Ten team. According to ESPN's Dan Murphy, four Big Ten programs are trending upward.

Those four schools: Ohio State, Northwestern, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

The Buckeyes probably have the highest expectations out of that group.

Here’s what ESPN has to say about them right now:

The Buckeyes have been rising since taking an embarrassing hit in the Fiesta Bowl. Urban Meyer signed both the No. 2 recruiting class in the nation and Kevin Wilson, an offensive mind capable of filling up the scoreboard. Combine that with a defensive line that should be one of the country’s best groups in 2017, and it’s no surprise that Ohio State has climbed to the No. 1 spot in a handful of post-spring ball Top 25 polls.

Ohio State is a national title contender, while Minnesota, Northwestern and Wisconsin all could factor into a competitive Big Ten West race.

Do you think all four will have good seasons?