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Forget the Big Ten, Northwestern is competing against a different group

For years, Northwestern has always defended its lack of success in sports on its high academic standards.

Now that its football team has broken into the top 25 in the country, the team feels the need to show off a little. No, Northwestern isn’t bragging about its high ranking, it is most proud of beating other teams it considers its intellectual equivalents.

Through the first three weeks of the season, Northwestern has already beaten Stanford and Duke.

No, beating those teams by itself doesn’t actually get the Wildcats anywhere, but it’s something. The real accomplishment would be to knock off the likes of Ohio State and Michigan State.

Of course, as one fan noted, Northwestern’s tweet isn’t completely truthful. The Wildcats seemed to have forgotten about Cal.

The Wildcats return to Evanston this weekend against Ball State Saturday night.