So it seems fairly obvious to me that the B1G is extremely down this year. Teams like MSU, UM, Wisconsin were expected to be power house teams and have either lost to or struggled against low level teams. The same can be said for Iowa, Illinois, PSU, etc. No team has looked like a national power this year.

Why is the Big Ten looking so bad this year? I am curious on a conference level and not individual teams like "Our QB is new" or "First year coach" or anything like that.