Nebraska football given miniscule shot at winning the Big Ten


There’s a lot of excitement around the coming season for Nebraska football, but those hoping for a big win total are likely going to be disappointed.

Now that the Huskers’ spring game is over, it’s officially time to wait and see what the fall brings. One of those things that fans are hoping it will bring is at least six wins. But there are some fans who are looking at a weakened Big Ten, including an Ohio State without CJ Stroud. They are looking at the weakened conference and wondering if the Nebraska football fans might be able to make a run at a Big Ten title.

ESPN released its FPI ratings this past week and it turns out that Nebraska football has very small chances at winning the conference. More than that, it doesn’t look like those ratings are projecting a very good season. The FPI rating for the Huskers to win the conference title are currently sitting at 0.1 percent. In the immortal words of Lloyd from Dumb and Dumber, ESPN is saying there’s a chance! Just not one that should make any very optimistic.

That is indeed better than Northwestern, Indiana, Maryland, and Rutgers, who were given literally zero chance of winning the conference. Michigan State were given slightly better chances of winning the Big Ten than Nebraska football, with 0.2 percent. Purdue is just a bit higher with 0.3 percent.

Nebraska football slated for six win season?

The Huskers have slightly better odds at winning the Big Ten North in the final season of divisions. ESPN’s FPI gives the Nebraska football team 2.6 percent chance of beating out Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois. But that’s not the rating that Husker fans should be so happy about. It turns out that Nebraska football does have a pretty good shot at six wins and a bowl game.

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Nebraska football currently has a 54.7 percent chance of making the postseason. Those are odds Huskers fans will take.