Evaluating the B1G after week 11

Evaluating the B1G after week 11

Submitted by dnak438 on November 12th, 2013 at 11:02 AM

The weekly roundup gets somewhat less enjoyable with each loss, but here's the chart nevertheless. I've incorporated Seth's suggestion of including last week's rankings for comparative purposes. Last week's rankings are indicated with a less opaque icon; if you can't see it at all, it's because the ranking hasn't changed much at all.

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So, we seem to have a four-tier B1G:

  1. Good teams: Ohio State, Wisconsin, Michigan State
  2. Above-average teams: Nebraska, Minnesota, Michigan, Northwestern, Iowa, and Indiana is in this group, too, despite their schizophrenic nature (excellent offense, abysmal defense).
  3. Below-average teams: Illinois, Penn State
  4. Horrible teams: Purdue

B1G to go to 9 or 10 game conference schedule

B1G to go to 9 or 10 game conference schedule

Submitted by dnak438 on February 11th, 2013 at 6:26 PM

Per Delany's interview with the Chicago Tribune:

B1G's Delany to Tribune: Status quo of 8 conf games "not even on the table" now. It'll be either 9 or 10. Decision in spring.

A CBS write up is here with the following quote from Delany:

“We like to play each other, and those are not hollow words," said Delany. "We are getting larger and want to bind the conference together.”