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    Quote Originally Posted by SelectionSunday View Post
    Assuming all home and road teams the same, I think they got 9 of the 14 matchups right, including all 7 of the ACC's home games. I think they missed on all of the Big Ten's ancillary home games. Here's how I'd break it down.

    They Got It Right, No Complaints
    Duke @ Michigan State
    Ohio State @ North Carolina
    Virginia @ Purdue
    Wisconsin @ NC State
    Iowa @ Syracuse
    Michigan @ Louisville
    Rutgers @ Pitt
    Nebraska @ Georgia Tech
    Northwestern @ Boston College

    Incorrect Matchups, Use More Common Sense
    Notre Dame @ Maryland (should be FSU @ Maryland. ... 1st matchup, both 2019 NCAA squads, both projected upper-tier)

    Miami @ Illinois (should be Clemson @ Illinois. ... haven't paired up since 2009, both projected 5-7ish)

    Clemson @ Gophers (should be Notre Dame @ Gophers. ... 1st matchup, both projected 8-11ish, both in Midwest)

    Wake Forest @ Penn State (should be Miami @ Penn State. ... 1st matchup, both projected 6-11ish, potential sleepers)

    Florida State @ Indiana (should be Wake Forest @ Indiana. ... haven't paired up since 2008, both expected to be bottom 3rd)
    Sounds we got a better opponent than we deserve. Good opportunity to show what we can do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bemidjigopher View Post
    Sounds we got a better opponent than we deserve. Good opportunity to show what we can do.

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    I agree with you, though I'd rather see Gophers play someone new and with more cache (Notre Dame). I think Illinois got the short end of the stick. Illini really should be playing Clemson or Florida State.

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    And just how did we do last year? Win more to get a better matchup (or lose more just to get a different matchup).

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    Quote Originally Posted by builtbadgers View Post
    Win more and we get the more successful teams, that is how it works.
    Not true at all. Had all 5 starters coming back in 17-18 after a 24 win season and a top 15 preseason ranking heading into that season. Still drew FSU (who at that time wasn't considered a "marquee" matchup). Minnesota doesn't yet resonate as a national brand. Indiana, on the other hand, is considered a national brand which is why they can be mediocre from year to year and still draw top tier matchups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnhoopboy View Post
    Not true at all. Had all 5 starters coming back in 17-18 after a 24 win season and a top 15 preseason ranking heading into that season. Still drew FSU (who at that time wasn't considered a "marquee" matchup). Minnesota doesn't yet resonate as a national brand. Indiana, on the other hand, is considered a national brand which is why they can be mediocre from year to year and still draw top tier matchups.

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    We drew Miami that year. They might not be a blue blood, but were a top 15 team in the preseason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bemidjigopher View Post
    Syracuse has gone the way of Nebraska football since switching leagues, incredibly mediocre.
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    I wouldn't say they are "incredibly mediocre." In the six years that they've been in the ACC, they've made the tournament four times while winning their first game in three of those. They lost in the national semifinals in one of those trips and the sweet sixteen in another. "Incredibly mediocre" is a closer description to the Gophers' record over the last six years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjbfbp View Post
    I wouldn't say they are "incredibly mediocre." In the six years that they've been in the ACC, they've made the tournament four times while winning their first game in three of those. They lost in the national semifinals in one of those trips and the sweet sixteen in another. "Incredibly mediocre" is a closer description to the Gophers' record over the last six years.
    That final a little miss leading, kudos for the March run, but that run started in Dayton as a result of that mediocre regular season

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    Quote Originally Posted by bemidjigopher View Post
    Not necessarily, Indiana always gets Duke, UNC, Cuse or The Ville. They don't win. We won a game in the Tournament last year, but ACC doesn't have the Big Ten's depth. I have no problem with Clemson, they were a bubble team last year once you get passed UVA, Duke, UNC and Louisville, you have a couple decent programs in FSU and maybe VT, will see if they can maintain and Syracuse has gone the way of Nebraska football since switching leagues, incredibly mediocre. Rest of the league, not looking too good, Miami is down, so are Notre Dame and Pitt, BC is not very good, Wake Forest is a joke. I am surprised we never play NC State, they're wildly inconsistent like we are

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    Just pull the conference records for the last 5 years and you will see who everyone is. Syracuse just went to the final 4 in the past 5 years and blows us away with their conference record. The bottom of the Big 10 sucks, look at those bottom 5 records. Syracuse is a incredibly successful program, hell just last year they knocked out Michigan State. Whether we like it or not Indiana is a big stage program, we are not. Winning for a decade would not only help with reality but it would change perception. We have been really bad for a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bemidjigopher View Post
    That final a little miss leading, kudos for the March run, but that run started in Dayton as a result of that mediocre regular season

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    I see Syracuse going the way of UConn when Boeheim retires if they can't get Hopkins to come back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gopherall View Post
    Marquee B1G teams vs marquee ACC teams, middling B1G vs middling ACC, lowly vs lowly. If the U wants a Duke or UNC they need to win the B1G first to earn that right.
    This, it's funny to see people complain about not getting the marquee teams. Get better and you will get the those teams.
    Who hates iowa?

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    Quote Originally Posted by builtbadgers View Post
    Just pull the conference records for the last 5 years and you will see who everyone is. Syracuse just went to the final 4 in the past 5 years and blows us away with their conference record. The bottom of the Big 10 sucks, look at those bottom 5 records. Syracuse is a incredibly successful program, hell just last year they knocked out Michigan State. Whether we like it or not Indiana is a big stage program, we are not. Winning for a decade would not only help with reality but it would change perception. We have been really bad for a long time.
    I didn't compare Cuse to us what so ever, they're not the elite program they were in the Big East, I don't know what your definition of mediocre is, but they've been pretty pedestrian in the ACC. That Final four team was also in the first four and most pundits agreed they were gifted a spot that season. Kudos for getting hot in March, but this isn't your grandparents Orange squad

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    Quote Originally Posted by bottlebass View Post
    This, it's funny to see people complain about not getting the marquee teams. Get better and you will get the those teams.

    My main complaint is the repetition of the match-ups. The Gophers will now have hosted Clemson in 3 of the past 8 home Challenge games. Virginia (before they were marquee) has been here twice in those last 8 home games. So, 5 of the past 8 home games have been Clemson and Virginia, while Florida State was here once (while we played at FSU 3 times in the same period). Miami was another home game, and we also played at Miami in that time frame.

    We haven't played Notre Dame, Syracuse, North Carolina State, Pitt, or Georgia Tech in that same time frame. It'd be nice to get someone new on the home schedule. Notre Dame would have been nice this year, in my opinion, and created way better interest than Clemson AGAIN.

    As for lack of marquee games - as I mentioned we haven't been good enough to get them. But, the few times we have, they didn't get us one of the biggies. They got us Miami or FSU (good, but not marquee). Louisville or Duke was a legit 2017 option, but nope.

    There are scheduling requirements and balance, etc., I understand, as certain teams have to play home and certain have to play away in certain years.

    I would love the Big Ten to switch it up and do something like this with the PAC 12. By default, that would get some fresh teams on the schedule.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bizzle22 View Post
    We drew Miami that year. They might not be a blue blood, but were a top 15 team in the preseason.
    My thoughts exactly. I also don't get why people want to play ND? They have been worse than us in the last 5 years lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MinnGopher View Post
    My thoughts exactly. I also don't get why people want to play ND? They have been worse than us in the last 5 years lol.
    I'm sorry, where were our two Elite Eight appearances the last five years?

    They would have been way better two years ago, but injuries crippled them (as with us). They stunk last year, no doubt.

    And, simply, there's a little cache to playing Notre Dame, no what matter the sport. Especially when you haven't played them since 1971 in basketball, and not since 1969 at Williams Arena.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tjgopher View Post

    I would love the Big Ten to switch it up and do something like this with the PAC 12. By default, that would get some fresh teams on the schedule.
    PAC12 would be SOS and Quad killer. No thanks.

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