Pat Caputo - Big Ten football more balanced than elite

BleedGopher

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per Pat:

Big Ten football remains a contradiction.

On one hand, seven Big Ten teams - Ohio State (No.5), Michigan (No.7), Penn State (No.15), Michigan State (No.18), Wisconsin (No.19), Iowa (No.20) and Nebraska (No.24) - are ranked in the preseason Associated Press Top 25. That doesn’t include still-formidable Northwestern, the defending Big Ten West winner.

On the other, the Big Ten hasn’t often delivered on promising preseason forecasts.

Ohio State won the first College Football Playoff (2014-15). The Buckeyes also captured a BCS title (2002-03). In 1997, Michigan ran the table and subsequently proclaimed national champions in most polls, prior to implementation of a playoff system.

That’s it for the Big Ten at the very top in five decades.

Will it be different in 2019?

Probably not.

https://www.theoaklandpress.com/spo...cle_276021e6-c3c6-11e9-95d9-c7e5941455e5.html

Go Gophers!!
 

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Have the SEC switch out that late cupcake game for a ninth conference game and I think things would change.
 
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