Last time all of this BS came up, we rolled off 4 in a row and all the issues with the investigation were not part of the media circles.
Granted, the final 4 games are tougher than the first 4, but not that much.
Illinois can be compared to Eastern at least record wise.
Purdue can be compared to Western.
Notre Dame and Ohio State are quite comparable.
Indiana is probably not as good as Wisco, but it is totally off base.
I realize the first 4 were home and in nice weather and the we have two on the road and the weather could be bad (and we haven't exactly played well in cold games).
Nonetheless, let's hope the letter of inquiry and bad publicity lights the same fire under the team that it did earlier in the year and the team gets hot.