Quite possible that I missed it, but which tier would Minnesota be in?This is how I’d rank them.
on a given day anyone within the same tier could be better than the others.
South Dakota State
I’d put Minnesota in tier 1Quite possible that I missed it, but which tier would Minnesota be in?
Can only trust Sagarin to a certain extent and then comes the “human factor”. I think these rankings are probably correct in terms of raw talent and experience. I think Fleck pumps players up to feel like they’re more than what they actually have in the tank. That factor is what won us the game against Penn State, plus the crowd and that energy. I believe if that same energy existed at the Badger game we’d have ran away with that one too. Fleck and the team don’t want to admit it, but that weather was a factor. I think the Badgers were more prepped mentally to power through that weather. I think the fans had trouble being as loud and energized in that cold wet weather. We started out strong, but a lot of people watched Gameday and had been up since 5-6am and were out in the cold for quite a few hours before we even started that game. Myself, my wife, and my cousins included. It was tough keeping up the noise and excitement. We were pretty drained. But we did our best. I just felt like at a certain point, kind of around the same time Faalele went down, our fans were really burned out. I think if that Iowa game had been played at home instead of Kinnick, we’d have won that one too. We truly needed home field against them. We’d have had the same turnout as the Penn State game, and the weather would have been decent. I think that game ends so differently if we played that at TCF.According to Sagarin who compiles these lists professionally and without bias. The B1G stacks up this way.
1 Ohio State 5-0 against top 25
7 Wisconsin 3-1
8 Michigan 2-3
11 Penn State 2-2
16 Iowa 2-3
25 Minnesota 1-2
By any measurable statistic Wisconsin was your toughest game
You were much better against Penn St. than even Iowa. Your win against Penn St was no fluke.
In that caseWhat do people have for overall B1G power rankings?
1. Ohio State
3. Penn State
9. Michigan State