Is Michigan the Big Ten's best?

Have the Wolverines passed Ohio State? Plus, a look at rising prospects

Updated: September 9, 2013, 11:33 AM ET
By Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay | ESPN Insider

Gardner-MillerUSA TODAY SportsDevin Gardner and Braxton Miller lead two of the best teams in the Big Ten.

Each week during the college football season, Mel Kiper and Todd McShay kick off the week by settling a debate, then look at emerging NFL prospects and peek ahead to next week.

The discussion: Has Michigan become the favorite in the Big Ten?

Todd McShay: It's an interesting question, because my guess is that most people would say that there's a pretty big gap between Ohio State and Michigan. But after watching the tape of Michigan's win Saturday over Notre Dame, I don't think there's much of a gap at all, even though the Buckeyes still hold a slight edge in overall talent.

Mel Kiper Jr.

Football analyst