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Big Ten Meetings
« on: July 17, 2019, 03:38:02 PM »
The Big Ten meetings in Chicago start tomorrow and go through Friday. Big Ten Network coverage of the pressers starts tomorrow at Noon, and 2:50 PM for the media day special.  On Friday its 8:45 AM for the second half of the pressers and 11:15 AM for the remainder.
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Re: Big Ten Meetings
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2019, 10:03:40 PM »
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EAST: 1. Michigan, 222 points (20 first-place votes); 2. Ohio State, 214 (14); 3. Michigan State, 156; 4. Penn State, 154; 5. Indiana, 86.5; 6. Maryland, 82.5; 7. Rutgers, 37

WEST: 1. Nebraska, 198 (14 first-place votes); 2. Iowa, 194.5 (14); 3. Wisconsin, 172.5 (4); 4. Northwestern, 142.5 (1); 5. Purdue, 110.5; 6. Minnesota, 100 (1); 7. Illinois, 34

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The Mediots have gotten it wrong 8 of the last 10 years, iirc. 
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Re: Big Ten Meetings
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2019, 08:17:51 AM »
The SEC mediots are famously wrong as well of course.  I presume these meetings are to gin up enthusiasm but don't really have any substantial impact on anything unless they discuss some minor rule changes.

The mediot polls each year seem to reflect the obvious and what nearly everyone else is saying.

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Re: Big Ten Meetings
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2019, 10:52:00 AM »
Badgers at #3 in the West???

Defending West champs at #4???
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Re: Big Ten Meetings
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2019, 11:08:14 AM »
I figure it's as relevant as if I posted that Minny would win the West and Maryland would win the East.

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Re: Big Ten Meetings
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2019, 11:18:11 AM »
not relevant at all

just very odd that writers that follow the Big Ten closely would vote this way

I don't think our group here would have the same opinion
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Re: Big Ten Meetings
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2019, 11:19:06 AM »
In both divisions, this is the most up in the air the conference has seemed in a decade or more. At least from the off season, that's the view.

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Re: Big Ten Meetings
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2019, 11:38:06 AM »
Badgers at #3 in the West???

Defending West champs at #4???
Wisconsin is coming off a 5-4 conference record and breaking in a new QB. Now, that new QB is probably no worse [and if I had to lay odds, maybe quite a bit better] than AH, but it's still a transition.

Northwestern is, of course, coming off an 8-1 conference record, but that's a 9-5 overall record. They lost by 2 TDs to Duke, and lost to Akron, both at home. They merely beat Purdue by 4, went to OT with Nebraska, and could only beat Rutgers by 3. And they are replacing Clayton Thorson, a QB that was responsible for much of their success in 2018. I think the media is expecting a reversion to the mean.

Nebraska is clearly on the upswing. So I'm not opposed to putting them at #1 here. 

I'd probably switch Iowa and Wisconsin, with Iowa #3 and Wisconsin #2. I'm comfortable with Northwestern at #4, but honestly I think it's pretty likely that either Purdue or Minnesota finishes ahead of them. But until those teams prove it, I understand the media giving #4 to the "defending West champs". 

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Re: Big Ten Meetings
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2019, 11:41:56 AM »
In both divisions, this is the most up in the air the conference has seemed in a decade or more. At least from the off season, that's the view.
This often means a lot of somewhat unexpected upsets and where A beats B who beats C who beats A.

In contrast, the SEC seems locked down, and the ACC almost certainly is except for one division.

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Re: Big Ten Meetings
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2019, 11:46:09 AM »
They want to mix it up, instead of picking OSU and Wisconsin every year.
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Re: Big Ten Meetings
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2019, 11:47:01 AM »
I understand Frost's 2nd season at UCF was magical and I understand the returning starter at QB looks good, but...........

3-6 conference record last season, horrible defense, losing 1000 yard RB and 1000 yard WR

Frost's record with defense is shaky at best

did I mention horrible defense?

I wish I felt better about the team but I'd put the Huskers behind the Badgers, Wildcats, and Hawks until I see it with my own eyes.  and possibly Purdue
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Re: Big Ten Meetings
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2019, 11:48:07 AM »
I'd put Iowa or Minnie at #1 before UNL. Until I see the latter stop the run, that is.
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Re: Big Ten Meetings
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2019, 12:06:54 PM »
I tend to like teams with coaches in Year Two.

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Re: Big Ten Meetings
« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2019, 01:16:41 PM »
There's no one in the West who could surprise me by winning the division ... except for Illinois. However that uncertainty may accentuate the probability that the West winner lose in the CCG. The will-be winner could be roughly as flawed as last year's.
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