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Tom Dienhart, BTN.com Senior Writer, is a hack

Our good friend Tom posted his "One look back at Big Ten's best BCS era teams" last week. This week, he posted about the best BCS era team from each school in the B1G. Poor Tom was hurt by the "passion" displayed for that list in his comment section and inbox. Fifty one weeks ago he posted his "Ranking the top Big Ten teams of BCS era" in response to an Athalon Sports piece entitled "Top 12 Big Ten Football Teams of the BCS Era". Not much would change, maybe add in 2013 Sparty to the mix, right? As Lee Corso says, "Not so fast, my friend".

Here are those 2 lists for those playing at home.

From January 2013:

  1. Ohio State 1998
  2. Ohio State 2002
  3. Ohio State 2006
  4. Penn State 2005
  5. Ohio State 2007
  6. Michigan 2006
  7. Wisconsin 2011
  8. Wisconsin 1998
  9. Iowa 2002
  10. Ohio State 2012
  11. Wisconsin 1999
  12. Ohio State 2010

And now, the latest and greatest from January 2014 (With previous rank noted):

  1. Ohio State, 2002 (2)
  2. Michigan State, 2013 (New addition, did not exist in time for previous list)
  3. Ohio State, 1998 (1)
  4. Ohio State, 2006 (3)
  5. Iowa, 2002 (9)
  6. Ohio State, 2007 (5)
  7. Wisconsin, 2010 (New addition)
  8. Wisconsin, 1999 (11)
  9. Wisconsin, 1998 (8)
  10. Michigan State, 2010 (New addition)

Dropped from Rankings: Penn State 2005 (4), Michigan 2006 (6), Wisconsin 2011 (7), Ohio State 2012 (10)

Tom, these teams have not played a single down of football with the exception of 2013 Michigan State. How on earth can things change that much? Revisionist history?

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