Remember all the talks about the B1G being the worst conference in college football? How after consecutive visits to the College Football Playoff, the conference would likely be on the outside looking in?

Yeah, those beliefs have gone out the window.

The conference tallied three wins against ranked opponents this weekend, and five wins against Power Five conference opponents. ESPN writer mark Schlabach took notice.

Schlabach has both Ohio State and Michigan competing in the four-team playoff at the end of the season, putting the Buckeyes as the third seed and the Wolverines as the fourth.

He had this to say about the Buckeyes:

The Buckeyes scored 35 points in the first half of a 45-24 win at Oklahoma, the most points the Sooners gave up in the first half of a game at Memorial Stadium. OSU opens Big Ten play next week against Rutgers at home.

And wrote this about the Wolverines:

The Wolverines fell behind Colorado 21-7 early but pulled away behind their dominant defense. The Buffaloes had more points, yards and first downs in the first quarter than they had in the final three quarters combined.

In his notes, the ESPN writer also discussed the impressive wins by Nebraska and Michigan State, who beat Oregon and Notre Dame, respectively.

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