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Old 09-06-2014, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Hoover, Alabama
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Does the Big Ten even deserve to be considered a "power 5" at this point?
2 teams lost to MAC opponents today.
Penn State beat Akron 21-3.
Michigan State got throttled 46-27 by Oregon.
Wisconsin led Western Illiniois 9-3 at halftime (before pulling away).
Michigan is being dismantled by Notre Dame.
Ohio State is down 2 TD's to Virginia Tech as I write this.
If someone didn't have any historical perspective, I don't think they would guess that this is considered one of the top conferences in college football.
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Old 09-06-2014, 08:57 PM
 
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No. It's not. Hasn't been for quite a while.
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Old 09-06-2014, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Don't forget Nebraska needing a last-minute go-ahead touchdown to beat an FCS team.
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Old 09-06-2014, 09:50 PM
 
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VT intercepts against OSU and takes it to the house. Ball game.

I don't care if your star quarterback was injured before the beginning of the season. If the Buckeyes were that one-dimensional, they have no business being considered an elite squad.

I would argue that the Big10 is marginally better than Conference USA or the American Athletic Conference at this point.
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Old 09-06-2014, 09:57 PM
 
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B1G blows.
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Old 09-06-2014, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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It really taken a hit the last few years. Seems most of the top tier athletes are going to the SEC.
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Old 09-06-2014, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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They've been overrated for years. It just seems the rest of the country figured out today what we've known in the south for a while now. They're soft and slow and will continue to be so. All the best players want to go down south or out to the west coast.
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Old 09-07-2014, 09:07 AM
 
Location: So California
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Ridiculous chatter. They had a good bowl season, tough start to the season though.
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Old 09-07-2014, 09:18 AM
 
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Ridiculous chatter. They had a good bowl season, tough start to the season though.
I don't think you can call 2-5 a good bowl season.
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Old 09-07-2014, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Waco, TX
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Seems most of the top tier athletes are going to the SEC.
And with ESPN now spearheading the SEC's media exposure (and by extension, recruiting) via the SEC network, we can only expect it to get worse. With all the outcry over the Longwhorn Network a few years ago, I am baffled that no one has raised similar concerns over the world's most powerful sports media outlet stumping for one conference.
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