Originally Posted by REM08
This doesn't preclude the possibility that many of the top teams in the nation this year actually ARE from the Big10.
Their conference not producing titles recently is not conclusive evidence that they don't house many of the best teams in the nation this year.
As you suggest, phony conferences are exposed in post season play. Time will tell with the Big10, because there's nothing we can do about it otherwise and it can't be proven one way or another whether or not they're that good.
Can we honestly say that they dont' pass the eyeball test compared to other conferences though? I know some of them play a different brand, but they look far better than 13 of the 14 SEC teams for sure. The question remains just how much better I guess.
Agree with this. The big ten is playing some great basketball this year with lots of nba-type talent. They deserve the "good will" credit just like the sec does in football.
We've faltered a bit in a weak conference and were average in non-conference play. As an sec football fan, it would be hypocritical to not understand and accept this.