As you might expect from a guy who covers and blogs about the Big Ten, BTN.com is a site that I frequent regularly. I'm a guy who is fascinated by the fan. I always like to know what the mood is and what they are feeling. As a result, one of my favorite weekly reads is the Big Ten Mailbag, where senior BTN.com writer Tom Dienhart answers questions about the conference from the fans.
In the most recent mailbag, an interesting question was asked: "If Iowa wins out in the regular season, will it be playoff contenders, or is the Hawkeyes' schedule too weak?"
In reality, it shouldn't be an interesting question — it should be a no-brainer. The fact that it was asked speaks volumes about college football's process of deciding a champion.