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Joel Klatt Ranks The Big Ten's 3 Easiest Schedules

Justin Fields runs for a touchdown against Wisconsin.

COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 26: Justin Fields #1 of the Ohio State Buckeyes dives over Eric Burrell #25 of the Wisconsin Badgers in to the end zone on a 10-yard touchdown run in the third quarter at Ohio Stadium on October 26, 2019 in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Wisconsin 38-7. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

The Big Ten is hoping the third time is the charm, as the conference released the third iteration of its 2020 schedule this morning.

While every Big Ten program is set to play nine conference games--eight regular season and one to be determined crossover--not every team's schedule has the same degree of difficulty. Nebraska, it seems, has particularly tough sledding.

As for who has the easiest road ahead of them, FOX Sports' Joel Klatt offered his opinion on Twitter a little while ago.

Klatt thinks Ohio State, along with a pair of Big Ten West schools (Wisconsin and Minnesota), are set up for success this fall.

Klatt isn't alone in thinking Ohio State lucked out. The Buckeyes get Illinois and Nebraska as their regular season crossover opponents, though they do travel to Penn State in Week 2. Even Urban Meyer said his old program has it easy, though to be fair, Ohio State's strength of schedule is aided by the fact it doesn't have to play itself. The Buckeyes are widely considered to be the best team in the Big Ten.

As for Wisconsin and Minnesota, they both have to play Michigan in a crossover matchup, but Maryland is the Golden Gophers' other Big Ten East opponent and they play Iowa at home.

Wisconsin, meanwhile, gets to host Minnesota, one of its toughest opponents, and also draws Indiana as a crossover opponent.

The entire Big Ten schedule can be found here.