Big Ten Football Standings 2012: Nebraska takes control of Legends Division

Bruce Thorson-US PRESSWIRE

The Nebraska Cornhuskers beat the Michigan Wolverines on Saturday to take the lead in the Legends Division.

The Nebraska Cornhuskers and Wisconsin Badgers are in the driver's seats in their respective divisions after Saturday. The Cornhuskers lead Legends, while the Badgers are on top of Leaders.

Ohio State is tops overall in the Big Ten, but the Buckeyes and the second place Nittany Lions will not be eligibile for the title game. That leaves Wisconsin, who is 3-2 in conference play, well ahead of 1-3 Indiana.

Nebraska now holds a tiebreaker over Michigan and Northwestern, as the Cornhuskers have beaten both those teams. Nebraska is still no guarantee for the division title, as they have a trip to East Lansing to face Michigan State and Penn State at home remaining on their schedule.

With two of the conference's top teams ineligible, it will surely be an exciting battle down the stretch as Legends and Leaders teams work for the chance to play in the title game for a shot at the Rose Bowl.

Complete standings can be found below.


Big 10 Conference Standings

(updated 10.28.2012 at 2:01 AM EDT)

Leaders Division Conf Overall
W L W L
Ohio St. Buckeyes 5 0 9 0
Penn St. Nittany Lions 3 1 5 3
Wisconsin Badgers 3 2 6 3
Indiana Hoosiers 1 3 3 5
Purdue Boilermakers 0 4 3 5
Illinois Fighting Illini 0 4 2 6
Legends Division Conf Overall
W L W L
Nebraska Cornhuskers 3 1 6 2
Michigan Wolverines 3 1 5 3
Northwestern Wildcats 3 2 7 2
Iowa Hawkeyes 2 2 4 4
Michigan St. Spartans 2 3 5 4
Minnesota Golden Gophers 1 3 5 3


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