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Old 08-15-2009, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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If I am not mistaken; the Big Ten tends to play the majority of their games intraconference....
Yes, of course they do. However, if you look at the Big 10 OOC schedule you will notice that they play mostly very weak teams, thus insuring at least a 4-0, 3-1 record. That means some of the Big 10 teams only have to squeak out 3-4 more wins to get into a lowly ol' bowl game. They can beat the h*ll out of each other and still get into a bowl game because they whipped the Akrons, Deleware States, Eastern Michigans of the football world.

In fact, the Big 10 plays only 32% of their OOC games against BCS conference teams and a whopping 48% of OOC games against D-II schools...lame. So, who cares if the Big 10 gets 8 teams in bowl games? But, do not fret Midwesterners, the SEC has an even worse OOC schedule.

The Big 10 will get more teams in bowl games...yeah for them! What were they last year, 1-6 in bowl games?
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Old 08-16-2009, 04:24 AM
 
Location: H-town, TX.
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Big Ten gets 8 this year:

OSU
PSU
Wisc
Mich St
Iowa
Illinois
Michigan
Purdue
I say Northwestern knocks Iowa or Illinois out of a bowl bid. Of course, that is expecting a lot from Wisky (Badgerdom is antsy) and Michigan (3-9 is a long way to leap from) to be safely tucked in, too. So, NW should be safe, IMO.

The Pat Fitty bandwagon is getting started.

You also omitted Minnesota.

Not a good start here.
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Old 08-16-2009, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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I say Northwestern knocks Iowa or Illinois out of a bowl bid. Of course, that is expecting a lot from Wisky (Badgerdom is antsy) and Michigan (3-9 is a long way to leap from) to be safely tucked in, too. So, NW should be safe, IMO.

The Pat Fitty bandwagon is getting started.

You also omitted Minnesota.

Not a good start here.
I agree that the Big Ten Conference is unpredictable and some of those picks may shuffle; but the conference should still tie for most bowl invitations.
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Old 08-16-2009, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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However, if you look at the Big 10 OOC schedule you will notice that they play mostly very weak teams, thus insuring at least a 4-0, 3-1 record.
Purdue in particular has a very weak OOC:

vs. Toledo
@ Oregon
vs. No. Illinois
vs. Notre Dame

Anything less that 4-0 is UNACCEPTABLE!
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Old 08-16-2009, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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Purdue in particular has a very weak OOC:

vs. Toledo
@ Oregon
vs. No. Illinois
vs. Notre Dame

Anything less that 4-0 is UNACCEPTABLE!
I hate to admit it but Penn State's O.O.C. looks pretty weak too.
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Old 08-17-2009, 01:37 AM
 
Location: Waco, TX
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Purdue will lose to Oregon, and probably Notre Dame.

No one has mentioned the Big 12 yet. You can pretty much count on 8:

Oklahoma
Texas
Nebraska
Oklahoma State
Kansas
Texas Tech
Missouri
Colorado

I will go out on a limb and say that Baylor has an outside shot too. Unlikely, but possible if they can play consistently, and pull off one good upset.
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Old 08-17-2009, 05:09 AM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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Purdue in particular has a very weak OOC:

vs. Toledo
@ Oregon
vs. No. Illinois
vs. Notre Dame

Anything less that 4-0 is UNACCEPTABLE!
Oregon is going to smash Purdon't. It will not be close and expect the Boilermakers to lose by at least 3 scores in Autzen.
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Old 08-17-2009, 06:24 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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Purdue will lose to Oregon, and probably Notre Dame.
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Oregon is going to smash Purdon't. It will not be close and expect the Boilermakers to lose by at least 3 scores in Autzen.
I guess tounge-in-cheek posting is not something that goes over well on this forum.

I certainly think Purdue is going to beat Notre Dame. Purdue's offense is full of questions, but our defense is loaded. In all honesty, I think if Purdue can get to 2-2; they are bowling. 5-3 against the Big Ten will happen.
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Old 08-17-2009, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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I guess tounge-in-cheek posting is not something that goes over well on this forum.

I certainly think Purdue is going to beat Notre Dame. Purdue's offense is full of questions, but our defense is loaded. In all honesty, I think if Purdue can get to 2-2; they are bowling. 5-3 against the Big Ten will happen.
The Big Ten is always full of surprises especially when playing within their own conference.
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Old 08-17-2009, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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They always hand the most bowl games to the Big 10, even though the Pac 10 usually wins more bowl games. USC has gotten jipped by the BCS the last two years by not being invited to the championsip game, when they would have easily beaten either of the teams that were in them.
I agree with your Big Ten assessment; politics and national audience draw, are a big part of the "equation"; The Big Ten has a huge following along with some of the largest stadiums in the country.
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