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BTN Mailbag Question Shines Light on College Football's Perpetual Flaw

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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.

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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.