Posted by Adam Jacobi
On Tuesday afternoon, I joined cohorts Adam Aizer and J. Darin Darst to talk about the 2011 Big Ten season, and how I know everything about the season before it even happens. I'm that good. Well, it's Wednesday now, the podcast is up, and I'm sticking by everything I said. Nebraska, Wisconsin, and Northwestern fans will be pleased. Iowa and Michigan State fans probably will not be. Listen:
Now, it's important to note that my divisional rankings aren't power polls; on paper, Michigan State is better than both Iowa and Northwestern, and it's the second-best team in the (sigh) Legends Division. Or the West Division. You have no idea how much I want to call it the West Division. Anyway, the problem for the Spartans is the brutal road schedule, which includes November dates at -- whaddya know -- Iowa and Northwestern. Hence, the three-way tie at 5-3 I've got those three teams in, with Sparty losing to both the Hawkeyes and Wildcats.
Other than that, the power structure at the top is pretty well defined this season, but below the leaders, there's the potential for outright chaos, especially in the Legends Division. Should be fun to watch.
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