The easy question is to ask if Ohio State is better than Baylor, but the real question should ask if Michigan State is better than Oklahoma State. That is the most important question over the next few weeks, but it will not matter if Alabama and Florida State run the table to collide in Pasadena.
The passing game just wasn’t working for Ohio State on Saturday at Illinois.
It feels weird to suggest that an undefeated Ohio State team could have absolutely no shot to play in the national championship game, but that is the reality staring down at the Buckeyes right now following the release of the latest BCS standings Sunday night.
Nebraska has given itself a shot to get back to the Big Ten championship game with two straight wins on late touchdown passes.
Michigan State was a unanimous pick to win the Big Ten, and Spartans guard Gary Harris was selected Preseason Player of the Year in a vote by conference media.
When Max Bullough was growing up, he’d occasionally ask his grandfather about Michigan State’s decades-old rivalry with Michigan.
Northwestern made a sweeping change by hiring Chris Collins in the offseason and sent out a loud message in the process.
Between Jared Abbrederis at Wisconsin, Allen Robinson at Penn State and Michigan’s Jeremy Gallon — along with several other standouts, including Ohio State’s Corey Brown and Devin Smith — this is a banner year for wide-outs in the Big Ten.
Michigan State has already improved in one respect since last season — the Spartans finally won a conference game at home.
All-session ticket packages go on sale Monday for the inaugural Big Ten Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament.