It is hard at this point to see anyone challenging Wisconsin. I think Urban Meyer is going to be fiercely loyal and stick with Barrett, at least for a while. I think the bigger issue is his receiving corp, which doesn't look much if any better than last year's mediocre group.
Mike, it is hard to tell about Minnesota. Them and Michigan State are teams I just don't have a feel for yet. The Terps may be better off getting the Gophers early while they are still adapting to Coach Fleck.
I think Purdue-Missouri could be the best of a pretty weak group of games this week. Shapes up to be a real shootout. The Tigers are #113 in scoring defense and they fired one of their defensive assistants already. Both teams are terrible in every defensive category, could be a fun game to watch even if you don't care who wins.
Penn St. at Iowa got ABC's prime time slot in two weeks. Iowa knocked off Michigan at home last year-looking forward to see if they can contain the Nittany Lions.