I agree with you 1000%, my friend. We don't need Purdue and Indiana to make some kind of miraculous surge in the future. The B1G just needs Penn St and TSUN back in the Top 25 on a consistent basis. Mich St., Nebraska, and Wisconsin will always be lingering around somewhere in the rankings. If the B1G gets back to keeping five and six teams ranked EVERY week, the talking heads will STFU about the conference. Only then, though.
I truly feel Penn ST is on their way, and maybe Hairball can figure out the train wreck up north (eventually).
PS: Us mauling our way to a national title this year has to help a little, I think. lol