Since scholarships have been limited, all college football has seen more parity. I would like to see the folowing questions answered:
1) Is it true or false that the Big Ten Schools have more restrictive academic standards? Or IVY leagues over the Big 10?
2) True or false that bowl games (Held in the south) favor teams from the south? Is it true that it is a definite edge or a disadvantage to go from a cold weather climate with a schedule that finishes in November to play in a warm climate? What if the warm climate team played in a cold climate arena?
3) Has anyone tracked the bowl game match ups? I may be wrong so I would like to see the facts but it seems to me that like all life, you can follow the money. The big ten conference draws fans. My recollection of bowl games is that in a vast majority of match ups, you have a Big Ten team matched with an opponent that routinely ranks higher in their conference? Any truth to that?
4) Is it an advantage or disadvantage that the Big Ten finishes PRIOR to Thanksgiving and the SEC plays an additional 2 or 3 weeks into December so the resulting lay off from regular season is WEEKS less?
I would not recommend going to Camp Randall in January and no fans would fly to see a game in that climate, but for the Big Ten, you have to play physical football in a cold climate for the end of your season whereas southern schools don't-and the bowl games are again in the warm climate.
I wish we would see more Big Ten vs. SEC (like a #5 Big Ten ranked Purdue against a #5 SEC or Pac Ten) in both the early part of the season, and at the end when the climate is colder.
Because there is no "play off" system in College football, you will never really know and I miss the traditional Pac 10 Big 10 Rose Bowl, and the traditional Cotton Bowl, Sugar, Orange Bowls of the past. You now have so many bowls it is ridiculous.
The BCS is a joke to both the Big 10 and the SEC if you think the "Bulls" are actually the #2 best football team in the country! If the BCS really means something, maybe we should have seen Ohio State vs. Boise St. last year like we were supposed to! What a joke. That would have robbed a much more deserving Florida of the honor.