As the Wall Street Journal put it, “college football is often as much about scandal as what happens on the scoreboard.”
So as the 2016 season is set to kick off, the WSJ published a college football “Grid of Shame.” The WSJ ranked all teams from major conferences on two criteria: “How good are they? And how ashamed should fans be about rooting for them?”
Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, Iowa and Nebraska all fell in the top right quadrant of the grid – close to being both a powerhouse and an admirable program.
Penn State fell the lowest of any Big Ten teams on the “embarrassing” scale, and the Nittany Lions were also closer to being considered a “weakling” than a “powerhouse.” Rutgers was the only other Big Ten team to land closer to “embarrassing” than “admirable.”
The full chart can be found here.