Until another program steps up and takes it from the Badgers, Wisconsin is the team to beat in 2021. For example, Minnesota on defense in 2020 gave up 6.9 yards per carry and 27 TDs in 7 games, so 27 points per game on the ground. Sorry, not buying the Golden Gophers after 3-4 in 2020.
Nebraska has one win over the Badgers, since joining the Big Ten in 2011. The Huskers will have a challenge getting to bowl eligibility, as Temple points out.
Iowa and Northwestern have won 3 of the only 7 B1G West divisions, but the other 4 were all won by the Badgers. The Hawkeyes and Wildcats, like Nebraska, all have to go to Madison this fall on the road to the Big Ten West division and date in Indianapolis.
Illinois and Purdue are the artful spoilers for the division. As was said in the podcast, the top two player makers on either side of the ball, may be WR David Bell and DE/LB George Karlaftis.
It should be an interest race in 2021.