I’ve been thinking a lot about football lately. Like I mean A LOT. I’m hoping that the more I think about football, the weather will miraculously turn warmer. Anyways, with warmer weather means we are that much closer to football. After taking some time looking at the new Big Ten West, I can’t help but think the Wisconsin Badgers come away on top of that division.
Simply put, the Big Ten West pales in comparison to the Big Ten East competition wise. I only see two teams giving Wisconsin trouble, the Iowa Hawkeyes and Nebraska Cornhuskers. The Badgers host the ‘Huskers in mid-November, followed by a trip to Iowa City to face the Hawkeyes the next week.
Compare that to the Big Ten East, who has the likes of the Michigan Wolverines, Michigan State Spartans and Ohio State Buckeyes among others. Whoever comes out of that division would have definitely fought their way to Indianapolis.
But this is the West we are talking about. And not to take anything away from the talent of the teams, but it’s nothing like the East. With that, the Badgers find themselves entering the 2014 season with the easiest Big Ten schedule.
I understand there are a few question marks with this team that head coach Gary Andersen needs to address. But with such an easy schedule ahead for Wisconsin, it makes Andersen’s job just a tad bit easier.
Now if only this weather in Wisconsin would start cooperating.