It's Kind of a B1G Deal - Predicting Every Team's Season

Darth Delaney finds the lack of quality in this B1G predictions post disturbing.

1 MORE DAY YOU GUYS! Well, to be exact there are 37 hrs 6 mins left as of when this was posted, but still. I'm so excited I've decided to open this post with a Happy College Football Season haiku:

College football rocks

Lee Corso scares Kirk and Chris

When he shoots a gun

Ok, enough of that for now. I made the foolish decision to predict the season of every team in the B1G. Somehow I thought that this would be quick and easy. I was wrong...Suddenly I got all worried that I should be extra careful lest I be mocked for my horrible picks. I over-thought things for a while before I realized I was really hungry and that making food and consuming beer sounded much tastier than being right did. So if some of these picks suck I blame the tasty brats and Surly Furious that were calling to me from my fridge.

In addition to predicting the regular season of each B1G team, I've also predicted the B1G title game and the bowl placement of every eligible team. I am sticking by my personal rule to ignore the dumb division names. Darth Delaney can deal with it. A reminder, anyone who places bets using this information is a fool and should be mocked Nelson Muntz style. Lastly, don't forget to tell me how idiotic these predictions are in the comments.

Leaders East Division

Illinois: 6-6 (3-5)

Wins: Western Michigan, Charleston Southern, Louisiana Tech, Indiana, Minnesota, Purdue

Losses: @ Arizona State, Penn State, @ Wisconsin, @ Michigan, @ Ohio State, @ Northwestern

Indiana: 3-9 (0-8)

Wins: Indiana State, @ Massachusetts, Ball State

Losses: @ Northwestern, Michigan State, Ohio State, @ Navy, @ Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, @ Penn State, @ Purdue

Ohio State: 10-2 (6-2)

Wins: Miami (Ohio), Central Florida, California, UAB, @ Michigan State, Nebraska, @ Indiana, Purdue, @ Penn State, Illinois

Losses: @ Wisconsin, Michigan

Penn State: 5-7 (3-5)

Wins: Ohio, Navy, @ Illinois, Northwestern, Indiana

Losses: @ Virginia, Temple, @ Iowa, Ohio State, @ Purdue, @ Nebraska, Wisconsin

Purdue: 6-6 (3-5)

Wins: Eastern Kentucky, Eastern Michigan, Marshall, Wisconsin, Penn State, Indiana

Losses: @ Notre Dame, Michigan, @ Ohio State, @ Minnesota, @ Iowa, @ Illinois

Wisconsin: 10-2 (6-2)

Wins: Northern Iowa, @ Oregon State, Utah State, UTEP, @ Nebraska, Illinois, Minnesota, @ Indiana, Ohio State, @ Penn State

Losses: @ Purdue, Michigan State

Legends West Division

Iowa: 7-5 (3-5)

Wins: vs. Northern Illinois, Iowa State, Northern Iowa, Central Michigan, Penn State, @ Indiana, Purdue

Losses: Minnesota, @ Michigan State, @ Northwestern, @ Michigan, Nebraska

Michigan: 9-3 (6-2)

Wins: Air Force, Massachusetts, @ Notre Dame, @ Purdue, Illinois, @ Minnesota, Northwestern, Iowa, @ Ohio State

Losses: vs. Alabama, Michigan State, @ Nebraska

Michigan State: 11-1 (7-1)

Wins: Boise State, @ Central Michigan, Notre Dame, Eastern Michigan, @ Indiana, Iowa, @ Michigan, @ Wisconsin, Nebraska, Northwestern, @ Minnesota

Losses: Ohio State

Minnesota: 6-6 (3-5)

Wins: @ UNLV, New Hampshire, Syracuse, @ Iowa, Northwestern, Purdue

Losses: Western Michigan, @ Wisconsin, Michigan, @ Illinois, @ Nebraska, Michigan State

Nebraska: 9-3 (5-3)

Wins: Southern Mississippi, @ UCLA, Arkansas State, Idaho State, @ Northwestern, Michigan, Penn State, Minnesota, @ Iowa

Losses: Wisconsin, @ Ohio State, @ Michigan State

Northwestern: 6-6 (3-5)

Wins: @ Syracuse, Boston College, South Dakota, Indiana, Iowa, Illinois

Losses: Vanderbilt, @ Penn State, @ Minnesota, Nebraska, @ Michigan, @ Michigan State

Final standings, B1G title game outcome, and bowl projections are all below the jump...

Final Standings


B1G Title Game

Michigan State vs. Wisconsin; Michigan State Wins


Bowl Games

Rose Bowl: Michigan State

Fiesta Bowl: Wisconsin

Capitol One Bowl: Michigan

Outback Bowl: Nebraska

Gator Bowl: Iowa

Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: Northwestern

Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas: Purdue

TicketCity Bowl: Illinois

Little Caesars Pizza Bowl: Minnesota

So now that I've thrown out my predictions, what do you think? What would you change?

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