It seems to me like if we start strong and beat UCONN, we'll cruise through ND, UMASS, BG, and Indiana. In that case, I don't think it's ridiculous to expect wins over Illinois, Purdue, and Michigan State, leaving us with at least 8 wins.
Howeva, it seems like if we come out sluggish and lose to UCONN, we could lose then at ND, and then the rest of a season is anybodies' guess.
I guess all this is to say that I could see us going 8-4/9-3, or I could see us going 5-7/4-8, but I don't see much in the middle. Does anyone else get this feeling?