College football has been a real fool in 2021. Who would have thought that without Trevor Lawrence, Clemson would soon fall apart? Who would have thought that Spencer Ritler would look so contradictory? Who would have thought that USC would be as devastated as they are? Well, a lot of people have probably predicted this last one.
While there are still many routines in the college football scene this year, e.g. Dominance of Alabama and Georgia Everyone he comes in contact with, and Cincinnati The price continues to be low because they don’t play in the Power 5 conference, there have been some good changes in speed. In particular, the Big Ten has resurfaced over the years of relying on Ohio State and occasionally Penn State to compete with other elite football conferences. In fact, so far in the 2021 season, a reasonable argument can be made that Big Ten has been the most complete conference from top to bottom.
Just think about it for a second. Apparently, the worst team at this year’s Big Ten conference has been Wisconsin – a team that had a lot of talent. 15th In the nation before the start of the season Lost by six The current number four team to start the season, and their worst record overall at this conference. It’s a beautiful, well-appointed basement for any conference. There are four unbeaten teams in the Big Ten, as well as Ohio State (currently No. 7). Even the Almighty SEC has only three, and their best team outside of Alabama, Georgia and Kentucky (in terms of overall record) is either Auburn (No. 18) or Arkansas (No. 13). Who just Laughter was brought out by Georgia last week..
Big Ten has clearly surpassed the ACC as the second best conference in college football. Let’s face it, all the conferences that were going on for him were Trevor Lawrence and Lamar Jackson a few years ago. Now that they’re both gone and there’s no innate skill to fill the gap, the conference has more or less faded behind the world of college football with Wake Forest, which has just hit a snag this season. The second-ranked team has not been defeated. At the front, Big Ten not only passed them, they jumped on them and kicked them in the face as they went down.
However, I would like to go one step further and say that Big Ten has been the best conference of college football this year.
I know the SEC has the best teams, but the Big Ten is a threat from top to bottom. Even the Northwest fought a reasonable battle against the Michigan State and the Duke. Even more bizarre is the fact that when teams like Ohio State seem to have come down, or at least a little, the season begins, they have even won big. The Buckeyes are currently beating the Maryland Terrapons 4-1, and yes, I know the Terpis were crushed by Iowa last week, but hey, this is another big ten team, so the point is still there.
In Week 6, all eyes are on the match-up between Penn St. and Iowa, the country’s No. 4 and No. 3 teams, respectively. Personally, I’m convinced that Iowa has done more impressively than Penn St. and that the Hawkeyes should go with the win. What is important for this game, although it shows that both teams can compete at a high level. Penn St. didn’t have a good season in 2020, and it is understandable why they came in 19th in 2021, their lowest pre-season ranking since 2016. . Auburn looks at odds at best, and since this is the best win of the 2021 Natni Lions, everyone is still waiting for him to return to his land. They don’t have to beat the Hawkeyes, just prove that they can compete.
As for Iowa, the Hawkeyes are not accustomed to the expectations they now face. Since 1990, Iowa has only twice been ranked No. 3 (2002 and 2015). However, in those seasons, the Hawkeyes did not come into the season with high hopes. He was out of position and managed to get on his way. In 2021, we all knew the Hawkeyes would be good, but we weren’t sure how high they could fly. He has dominated every opponent he has played this year, including Iowa State, which finished fifth this season. I know it was just a ten point game, but this box score doesn’t indicate how solid Iowa looked in the competition.
All the big ten can expect is a solid game. The best situation is, the game is near and both the teams showed their abilities to push the ball down the field against the aggressive competition. Worst case scenario, both teams look soft on low scoring and prove that neither team can compete against Alabama or Georgia in the Big Ten. I will uproot any team that runs against the SEC. Cards have been stacked against the Big Ten, but there has never been a better time to steal the top conference title in college football.