""The nonconference schedule in our league is ridiculous," Alvarez said on WIBA-AM in Madison, Wis."
I'm not sure if this really means anything. Ohio State didn't play any FCS schools, but they only played one from a BCS conference (3-9 California), and the combined records were 20-30, which was greatly improved by the 10-4 C-USA opponent UCF, which couldn't even beat Missouri. A cupcake is a cupcake, personally I don't think it makes much difference if you're playing Miami of Ohio, or Youngstown State. But, we know the Big Ten has a good propaganda department so I'll assume they are going to be claiming they play a more difficult schedule now (by the way, Ohio St. had a strength of schedule ranking of 60).