Before we get started, it is important to know that the Big Ten doesn't exactly have an appealing non-conference schedule. There aren't going to be many of these games featured on prime time television and a lot of these matchups are only going to be watched by the hardcore fans of that respective Big Ten squad.
Still, the non-conference schedule is another exciting thing about college football. It can get old watching the same conference teams play year after year; it is the out of conference play that can really spice up the schedule. Seeing teams that usually don't play each other can be intriguing, but in some cases, can really be a waste of a weekend.
Really, how much of the game are going to watch when you team plays a team from the Big Sky conference?
With all of that said, here are all of the Big Ten non-conference schedules for the 2013 season in order from easiest to toughest.