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Another down year for the Big Ten...


hipster doofus
The Big Ten could only muster 6 entries into the AP Preseason Top 25 - that's only slightly more than half of the conference, and only one more than the next closest conferences. The Big Ten is really suckin' this year, what gives?:wink2:
This conference is weird...in "down" years, we go like 6-1 in bowl games, and in "big" years, we might get a title from someone, but go like 3-4. I see 6 teams ranked at the end of the season, and 5 bowl wins this year, but I don't think we are going to light up the top 10 with more than 1, possibly 2 squads.
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Easy, Tibs! I wasn't crowing about anything. The only point I was trying to make was that the B10 isn't nearly as bad as the press is saying, and that apparently, since this was their own poll, they seem to agree with that.
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Yeah I'm happy to see the Big Ten represented well. Ya gata figure maybe 1 or 2 of those teams will either drop out sometime in the season. I look for Michigan State to make a run bak into the top 25, and MAYBE and thats a big maybe for PSU.
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This thread means nothing until bowl season is over..........then we'll find out who had a good season.

I do get a laugh when I hear how bad the big ten is on a yearly basis, and yet we still find a way to put 2-3 sometimes even 4 teams in the top 15 annually. The ACC will find that parity is a real bitch when you are trying to stay in the top 10........possible culture shock for FSU coming real soon.
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Of course it means nothing until the bowls are done. Part of the point is though, that the very people who are saying the Big Ten stinks (read: THE MEDIA) are the very ones who put more Big Ten teams in the top 25 than any other conference. I guess I didn't explain that well enough, or I'm the only one who sees the irony here.
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tibor75 said:
Eh, it doesn't mean anything. 3 of the last 5 are big ten teams so it's not like it's something to crow about.

Guess they didn't teach you math in Asspackinstan, did they Rashmish? The conference has over half its teams within the top 22% of major college teams. Yeah, not impressive... :roll1:
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