Wednesday, August 6, 2008

2008 Big Ten Football Prediction

Ohio State is really good. The rest of the teams are mediocre at best. I'm not sold on Penn State having a good year and I don't think very highly of Wisconsin. However, the Badgers do get Penn State, Ohio State and Illinois all at home. This is a decent year to be a Wisconsin season ticket holder. Ohio State better go unbeaten because there's no way voters will let them back into the BCS Championship game with a loss.

Big Ten Standings
1. Ohio State
2. Purdue
3. Wisconsin
4. Penn State
5. Michigan
6. Illinois
7. Iowa
8. Michigan State
9. Indiana
10. Minnesota
11. Northwestern

- Yes, I know Purdue sucks and are the Clemson of the Big Ten. But they have a great quarterback who makes good decisions and should be able to stop the run. What more do you need to win in the Big Ten? I think they're this year's Illinois. Then again, they are Purdue so I'm probably wrong. The loss of Rashard Mendenhall for Illinois is a lot bigger than people are thinking.

- If the Buckeyes go unbeaten, you'll see Purdue get taken by the Rose Bowl to face USC (because the Trojans will have lost to OSU and not be in the title game), and USC will beat Purdue by 40 points. The folks at the Rose Bowl aren't big on history and those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

- That's a helluva lot more than I planned on writing about the Big Ten. Here's all you need to know, really: The Big Ten sucks, except for Ohio State.

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