It's not surprising at all. You can see that the Big Ten is trying to create parity even within the conference. Delaney

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By Hanawi on 09:55:14 12/06/18
[In reply to "Delany saying 'the playoff doesn't define us' is beyond disappointing. (M)" by HINYG8, posted at 09:49:08 12/06/18]

was never a big playoff proponent. He's a 70s bowl game type. Personally, I think he's ecstatic that the Big Ten and Pac 10 (12) champs are playing in the Rose Bowl.

They have this weird impression that doing things the right way and scheduling hard will mean that their teams will get the benefit of the doubt. But, no one on the committee cares about that.

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