fasbjd Posted February 21 Report Share Posted February 21 (edited) We all know that the unbalanced schedule of the B10 has put IU at a disadvantage in the conference standing - IU 6 single plays include 5 vs the bottom 5 teams in the standings and the only upper tier team we only play once is Maryland who we had to play at Maryland (where they are undefeated in conference) vs getting them on the road (where they have played poorly). I set out to actually quantify how skewed the schedules are. I took each teams single play games and looked at the opponent conference records with regards to the venue played (home vs road), totaled them up, then looked at the opponent win %. The higher the win %, the better the opponents are that the team did not have to play due to the unbalanced schedule, and vice versa. The results as of posting, listed in order of lowest opponent win % (the most difficult schedule) to highest (easiest schedule): Win % of opponents not played due to unbalanced schedule Team Opponent Win % Indiana 32.6% Northwestern 33.3% Ohio State 36.7% Nebraska 42.6% Michigan State 44.9% Michigan 46.8% Wisconsin 49.0% Illinois 55.1% Maryland 55.1% Penn State 56.5% Minnesota 58.3% Iowa 61.2% Purdue 63.0% Rutgers 64.0% Pretty much confirms what we expected - IU has the worst unbalanced schedule and Purdue one of the most favorable. NW's success is even more surprising seeing the difficulty of their schedule compared to some of the other top tier teams. Edited February 21 by fasbjd 7 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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