You wanna see just how bad the Big Ten is? And just how much that will weigh down NU's RPI next season?
Nebraska's RPI is currently 56. About a month ago, NU was around 90. The Huskers haven't been better -- in fact, they lost more than they've won since that point. However, just playing tougher competition has raised their RPI quite a bit. Not going to be the case next season.
There are 300 Division I baseball teams. I'm absolutely certain there's not just 55 teams better than Nebraska. But our strength of schedule has benefited the Huskers.
Big Ten RPIs:
Michigan State 70
Penn State 95
Ohio State 139
Eight of the Big 12's 10 teams are ranked ahead of the highest ranked Big Ten team. All 10 Big 12 teams are ranked ahead of the Big Ten's second place team. Yikes.