I also think they have improved quite a bit. The thing most teams aren't faced with is going from Oklahoma State, to Oklahoma, to Iowa, to Minnesota, to Missouri, to Midlands, then get a little break and have ASU and Virginia Tech, then go back to Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and now Cornell this Friday. Some of these guys are facing top 10 guys all the time.
Finch has had Rupp, Patterson(twice), McD, Sanders, Waters(twice), and Perrelli this Friday.
133 has had Oliver (twice), Ramos, Carter, Keller (twice), McCormick(twice), Thorn,
Goettl has had Maple (3 times already), Kindig (twice), Marion, Kremmerer, Niebert (twice), Dardanes.
This goes on up and down our whole lineup. I hate the home and home conference schedule, but many schools outside the Big 10 do not face that type of schedule week in and week out.