Boyd Nation has released his 2009 Strength of Schedule numbers. Here's how the Big Ten breaks down.
124) Penn State
130) Michigan State
146) Ohio State
My one word summary: Yikes. I realize SOS is a fluid situation, as teams thought to be strong in the preseason falter and programs written off are better than anticipated. Nonetheless, to have the best SOS figure in the conference to be at eighty-fifth in the nation isn't good.
If these figures stay even remotely close to their current levels as the season progresses, the Big Ten is going to have a difficult time landing an at-large berth in the NCAA Tournament.