Nebraska Football: B1G West May Not Be so Easy for Cornhuskers

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Nebraska Football: B1G West May Not Be so Easy for Cornhuskers
Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

When the B1G announced a realignment of divisions in 2014 with the addition of Rutgers and Maryland, one overarching perception was that the new West division was significantly weaker than the East. This dope, buying into the conventional wisdom, even called the B1G West the “Big 12 North 2.0.”

But after some reflection, perhaps the conventional wisdom has been harsh on the B1G West.

Let’s take a look at some reasons why Nebraska might not have gotten such a break with the new divisional alignment. Praise should be given to Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett of ESPN.com, from whom some of the statistics in this piece have been drawn.

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