The 2015 college football season is set to move into bowl games and the playoff field. It has been a fun and entertaining season and the Big Ten conference has been especially intriguing to keep an eye on. ESPN analyst Paul Finebaum made the statement that the Big Ten has been “the best conference” this season.
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Michigan State was able to win the Big Ten Championship Game last night over the impressive Iowa Hawkeyes. Both of those teams were deserving of making it into the playoff field. Unfortunately, Iowa saw their perfect season and playoff chances end at the exact same time.
Ohio State was at the top of the ranking all season long, but lost to Michigan State a couple weeks ago.
Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines were one of the biggest surprises in the nation as well. They were in the running to win the Big Ten in the final week of the season as well until the Spartans knocked off the Penn State Nittany Lions.
There is no question that the Big Ten was one of the more competitive conferences in the nation. Whether they were the best conference in the nation is another question. It’s hard to argue with the SEC either, but simply looking from the outside in there was definite reason for Finebaum to say what he said.
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