Well, Northwestern was 5-0 going into this past weekend and Michigan State went ahead and upset them, dropping the 8th ranked team in the nation out of the top 10 nation wide.
Not a huge surprise, the Northwestern offense is far from spectacular and they needed a great performance by their defense each week to get to 5-0.
But, with Minnesota cancelling, it appears that Northwestern will win the B1G West.
Northwestern has clinched the B1G West via cancellation.— Dustin Schutte (@SchutteCFB) November 30, 2020
Even if Iowa plays and wins out, go 6-2 and if Northwestern loses to Illinois next week and finishes 5-2, Northwestern gets the nod as they beat them head to head.
6 games minimum was listed as the quota to win the West or the East.
Seems this would have been a great year for the Boilers to win a cheap championship - yet here we are.
Northwestern earned it though - they beat Wisconsin and Iowa early on, the other 2 best teams in the B1G West.