With the conclusion of the two Big Ten games for today, each Big Ten team has now completed at least 5 of their 20 game conference schedule. I think now would be a good time to reassess the conference so far and give our HAWT TAYKES for how we see the rest of the year shaking out.
- Most disappointing Big Ten team thus far
- Most overachieving Big Ten team thus far
- Who in the Big Ten is about to plummet
- And who in the Big Ten is about to make a run
Most disappointing has to be Nebraska in my eyes, who has already lost thrice for a 2-3 record. They were expected to compete for the conference, and they've pretty much done what they've always done: hold serve at home (won home games against Illinois and PSU, but can't win on the road (losses at MD, MINN, and Iowa). It's hard to win on the road in the Big Ten, but they still have to go to West Lafayette, Bloomington, East Lansing, and Ann Arbor. Only gonna get harder for them on the road. Honorable Mention: OSU (lost three in a row, including to Ruggers)
Most overachieving seems to be Maryland at 5-1, but they've also had a decently easy schedule so far. Road games at MSU and OSU and a home game against Wiscy will let us know if this team is for real.
I personally don't think they're for real, and are gonna get exposed pretty bad in the next few games, so they're my prediction for a team about to plummet.
And lastly, I think Wiscy is gonna go on a run the next few weeks. I think they're already feeling the pressure of a few early season losses and know that they have to take advantage of a home against against Michigan if they want to improve seeding and take a shot at the Big Ten. They're gonna be ready to play.
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