As last year’s football season came to its end, the Big Ten conference shunned away from being the familiar obedient dog that rolled over and played dead, particularly upon January’s arrival.
Guess there won’t be Ubu (of 80s sitcom fame) earning any endorsement deals as the future Big Ten mascot.
Certainly, the conclusion of the 2009 season was a positive one, what with Ohio State and Iowa reeling in BCS victories, Penn State knocking out the SEC’s LSU Tigers on New Year’s Day, and other teams pushing teams to the brink during the bowl period.
Entering 2010, there are a handful of Big Ten teams that are considered to be in the mix for the national championship game—specifically the Ohio State University, plus teams such as Iowa and Wisconsin could be dark horses, too.
So what are some possible factors that could keep the door shut on the Big Ten conference’s chance at a national championship? These first came to mind:
Seven Factors That Could Lock Big Ten Champion Out of BCS Title Game