This is the year the B1G West finally breaks through, right? With the division having six teams that could potential reach the B1G Championship Game in December, the strength out West was finally starting to match the East.

That’s what we talked about all offseason, but when Week 1 rolled around, five teams in the division have been relatively underwhelming. Former head coach Urban Meyer couldn’t help but point that out during the FS1 halftime show during the Miami-Iowa game.

Meyer referred to the B1G West as a group of underachievers.

“The one team that really put on a show, [Wisconsin] went down to Tampa, Florida, beat a South Florida team that you know had good players, they went on the road, I’m sure it was very hot down there,” Meyer said. “Other than that, you’re looking at a group of underachievers right now. You have Nebraska, who we thought would be [great], they played very well on defense, but their quarterback, who I thought would be an All-B1G type performer, Adrian Martinez, didn’t play like he did last year.

“Then you had Northwestern get beat by Stanford, Purdue lost to Nevada, Minnesota was in a street fight with South Dakota State and Iowa right now is in a battle with Miami (OH). Illinois had a big win over Akron, so you just don’t know. But when you see the eye test and what they did Week 1…Wisconsin looks like the best team.”

Meyer isn’t wrong. Five of the B1G West teams have been underwhelming in the first week of the season. But, it is only the first week of the season. There’s still plenty of time for these teams to improve.