Huskers don't crack SI's Top 25

2013-08-14T10:41:00Z 2013-08-14T11:08:14Z Huskers don't crack SI's Top 25By BRIAN CHRISTOPHERSON JournalStar.com

You will not find many Top 25s without Nebraska on it. But Sports Illustrated has presented one for its preseason issue.

SI ranks four Big Ten teams, including three from the Legends Division, but none of them are Nebraska.

The magazine slots Ohio State at No. 4, Michigan State at No. 15, Michigan at No. 18, Northwestern at 22.

That's not how I'd list them, especially since Nebraska beat all three of those Legends teams a year ago, with the wins coming on the road against Michigan State and Northwestern.

But you know what the beauty of it is? They start playing football in 17 days. And that's when preseason rankings get thrown in the trash.

Arizona (pictured above) did not win the national championship in 1994, after all.

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