The Big Ten’s quest to catch the SEC has always been about depth. While the SEC has had four different teams win national titles in the past six years, the Big Ten has had only one team, Ohio State, win a national title during the BCS era. Worse yet, the Buckeyes are the lone Big Ten team to even play for the crystal football (Nebraska played for the title in 2001 as a member of the Big 12).
Until the Big Ten places multiple teams among the nation’s elite, the SEC debate is pointless from Lincoln to State College.
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