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Tag:Purdue Boilermakers
Posted on: September 1, 2010 8:01 pm
 

Big Ten Divisions

Here is the divisional setup for the Big Ten

Division X


  • Iowa
  • Michigan
  • Michigan State
  • Minnesota
  • Nebraska
  • Northwestern

Divison O


  • Wisconsin
  • Penn State
  • Ohio State
  • Purdue
  • Indiana
  • Illinois

Now I guess they could have made it worse but I think it is a bad decision.  I would put it like this.

West


  • Iowa
  • Nebraska
  • Wisconsin
  • Illinois
  • Northwestern
  • Minnesota

East


  • Michigan
  • Michigan State
  • Ohio State
  • Indiana 
  • Purdue
  • Penn State
 I think that this sets the conference up so that the divisions are equally balanced and keeps rivalries intact.  It gives each division 3 teams that have traditionally been really good.  It also gives each division a team that is on the edge of breaking out.  Two teams that are okay not great but good.  It also keeps most of the rivalries intact.  I don't think that it breaks any up correct me if I am wrong as I don't know them all.  I think that if you keep a 5 divisional and 3 cross divisional games you can easily keep tradition every other year or every two years on and off.  The biggest problem that I have with this is the fact that they split Michigan and Ohio State.  I see absolutely no way this will work.  Just like Alabama vs Florida it won't mean as much as they can just play and win the conference championship game.  I will add more in a day or two.
Posted on: August 5, 2010 2:38 pm
Edited on: September 4, 2010 5:46 pm
 

Ranking the Big Ten????

Well I really don't know about this year lets see.......
  1. Iowa - I really think that they are good and with the homefield advantage I don't see many if anyone knocking them off.
  2. Wisconsin - I feel that they will be good and with the homefield advantage they pull of an overtime victory against OSU.
  3. Ohio State - I think they are good I just think their schedule places them at the disadvantage.
  4. Northwestern - I think Pat Fitzgerald is putting a really good team together and with Penn State being down they get 4th.
  5. Penn State - I believe they are good just their young team won't pull of the big wins.
  6. Michigan State - I think they go with an average year.
  7. Indiana - I think they will simply out score some teams with high scoring exciting games.
  8. Michigan - I really think to be successful they need to ban Rich Rodriguez from the campus.
  9. Purdue - Good season just dampened by the rest of the Big Ten.
  10. Minnesota - Same as Purdue
  11. Illinois - Zook can recruit but...       
                                                                     They don't win.
I think that the top three can go either way but this is most likely.  For all I know this could end up in a three way or maybe even four way tie.
 
 
 
 
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