Big Ten Football Standings 2012: Nebraska, Michigan fight for spot in title game

Eric Francis

A win for the Cornhuskers locks up their spot in the Big Ten Conference championship against Wisconsin.

As the Big Ten Conference enters their final weekend of play, the Legends Division still hasn't decided who they'll be sending to the Big Ten conference championship game. Although both teams are sitting at 6-1 in conference play, the No. 14 Nebraska Cornhuskers are currently sitting atop the No. 21 Michigan Wolverines because of a head-to-head victory in October.

The Cornhuskers can wrap up the division crown with a win over the Iowa Hawkeyes on Friday afternoon. Even if the Cornhuskers clinch a spot in the conference championship, the Wolverines will still have plenty to play for the next day when they face their rival, the Ohio St. Buckeyes, in Columbus. Michigan and Nebraska are two games ahead of the Northwestern Wildcats, who are also two games ahead of the other three teams in the division the Minnesota Golden Gophers, the Iowa Hawkeyes and Michigan St. Spartans.

Meanwhile, the Leaders Division is already wrapped up. Although the Buckeyes and Penn State Nittany Lions are ahead of the Wisconsin Badgers in the standings, both teams are ineligible for the postseason. The Badgers sit two games ahead of the Purdue Boilermakers and Indiana Hoosiers with the Illinois Fighting Illini in last.

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