A poll of sports writers in the Star Tribune projected the Minnesota Golden Gophers to finish dead last in the Legends Division of the Big Ten this fall. Athlon Sports picks them one spot from the bottom ahead of only Iowa. Either way, expectations are not high.

Here is the complete Big Ten football prediction for 2013 by Athelon Sports:

Legends Division

  1. Michigan
  2. Nebraska
  3. Northwestern
  4. Michigan State
  5. Minnesota
  6. Iowa

Leaders Division

  1. Ohio State
  2. Wisconsin
  3. Penn State
  4. Indiana
  5. Purdue
  6. Illinois

Ohio State is certainly a national contender in 2013, and comes in at #2 in Athalon Sports' National Top-25 poll.