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Bowl season could expose Big Ten as big fraud

James Franklin and his Penn State team had a stunning run to the Big Ten title. But is the conference really as good as the hype? AP Photo/Michael Conroy

After years of being denigrated, the Big Ten seems to have had a breakout season in 2016.

But the key word is "seems."

Despite being the only conference with four teams in the College Football Playoff top 10, a closer look at the metrics indicates that the Big Ten may be the nation's most overrated league.

Here's why.