Although it's a very small anecodotal example, Saturday's headlines still support the notion that you can't predict the future.
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The Big Ten, the idea goes, buoyed by BTN riches, is inevitably rising. The ACC? The jury, they say, is out.
But on Saturday, the Big Ten's big powers got crushed. #7 Michigan State was destroyed by Oregon, 46-27, ACC-ish Notre Dame wiped Michigan 31-0 and Virginia Tech stunned #8 Ohio State 35-21.
Less critical but still not good, Purdue lost to Central Michigan, Northwestern lost to Northern Illinois, while Nebraska and Illinois struggled with McNeese State and Western Kentucky, respectively.
Is there a crisis hotline with the Big Ten Network? Jim Delaney might need one. None of this is going to help with the fancy new football playoff.
Meanwhile, over in Basketball World, the ACC had a big weekend of commitments.
Louisville garnered a commitment from Antonio Blakeney, a very highly regarded guard from Florida.
And Florida State got a pair of outstanding players when Dwayne Bacon and Malik Beasley both decided on the 'Noles Friday night.
\And it's worth mentioning that every ACC football team in action Saturday won and all won comfortably except for UNC's close shave against San Diego State.