Someone’s gotta lose these games and if Indiana and Minnesota are going to rise and make my family very happy with college football for the first time in living memory, other teams must go down, or remain there.
Take away that big full stadium and captive fan support and Nebraska is a harder job than Minnesota, Iowa, or Wisconsin.
So coming into the season, people were talking how the west would be competitive and really tough among the top 6 teams.
But since Nebraska has not been good, it seems everyone assumes the whole division is down.
East is leading in East vs West games so that doesn't help the perception of course.