Prepared for downvotes, but thought I would share...
I took a look at the out of conference (OOC) losses for the B1G. **See below about Purdue.
The B1G has a total of 8 OOC losses with an average margin of 8.1 points. 5 of those loses were against teams that are ranked now or who were at least ranked at the time.
- MSU lost to (22) ND* on the road by 4. *No longer ranked going into this weekend.
- Nebraska lost to (16) UCLA* by 20. *Ranked (11) going into this weekend.
- Iowa lost to NIU*. *NIU was not ranked at the time but was ranked (23) going into this weekend.
- Wisky lost to ASU on the road by 2*. *Refs completely hosed the end of this game. ASU's other losses are @ ND and @ Stanford.
- Indiana lost to Navy* by 6. *This is a BAD LOSS, but Navy and that offense does give folks fits sometimes.
- Indiana lost to Missouri* by 17. *Missouri though not ranked at the time was ranked (25) going into this weekend and smoked Georgia. (I know GA was all hurt, just sayin'.)
- PSU lost to UCF* by 3. *UCF only other loss was to South Carolina and PSU has 20 less scholarship players than everybody they play. (Again, just sayin'.)
- Illinois lost to (19) Washington* by 10. *Washington actually climbed up to (16) in the AP poll but did lose to Oregon last night.
**Purdue was removed from my stats above as they are truly terrible. Every conference has a Purdue. It is worth noting that even Purdue has only 1 (BAD) OOC loss and that was a smack down from UC. Their other OOC losses were to ND and NIU.
I am not under the misconception that the B1G is a current powerhouse, but I do think we are getting hammered a bit more than is necessary. It will only get worse from here on out as we will be playing each other and thus filling up the loss column for half the conference every week. It is funny when the SEC or PAC12 lose in conference it is portrayed as good teams beating up on each other...when it happens in the B1G it is portrayed as both teams sucked and one just had to get the win. We need to keep getting better as a conference but I am not completely sold that we are terrible this year.