It is not particularly a weak team and have been winning the Big Ten most of the time for the last 4-5 years. The women on the team were good but not 'great' high school runners by and large. However, they produced all year long, even when they were running in training mode during the season (see Wisconsin meet).
I saw them run a couple times this season and saw video once or twice - they always looked strong. There biggest challenge was probably through the first 4+km at the Big Ten meet where Wisconsin was running them pretty tough but they finished well to win fairly handily. Schulist has not really gotten her due this season; see the thread on her.