Big Ten Football Finally Becomes SEC’s Equal

April 14, 2011

Ask a Big Ten football fan why the SEC is so dominant, and they’ll talk about oversigning for at least four minutes before blaming easy SEC scheduling, which usually requires a team to play at least four or five games against ranked teams, probably including one or two against top-five teams, along with a couple in-state jobbers. Of course, on a per-team basis, the Big Ten pretty much already schedules as many FCS programs as the SEC does (and in 2010 and 2008 scheduled more), with its pastry shopping increasing at a rate only outdistanced by the Pac-12.

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