Big Ten Football Standings 2012: Conference Play Begins Saturday

September 22, 2012; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Braxton Miller (5) evades a tackle attempted by UAB Blazers linebacker Greg Irvin (7) at Ohio Stadium. Ohio State won the game 29-15. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-US PRESSWIRE

Big Ten conference play begins this Saturday as the Ohio State Buckeyes stand as early season favorites

Big Ten conference play begins this upcoming week as the No. 14 Ohio State Buckeyes stake their claim as early season conference favorites.

No. 14 Ohio State is the highest ranked team in the conference. They represent one of only three ranked Big Ten teams along with No. 20 Michigan State and No. 22 Nebraska.

Ohio State, along with Minnesota and Northwestern, is also only one of three Big Ten teams still without a loss. Northwestern, who received votes in the latest AP Top 25 poll, opens conference season against the Indiana Hoosiers.

The Michigan Wolverines fell out of the Top 25 following their loss Saturday to Notre Dame. They open conference season with an overall record of 2-2.

LEADERS Conference Home Away Overall Home All vs Top 25
W L PF PA W L W L W L PF PA Streak W L W L W L
Ohio State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 151 69 Won 4 4 0 0 0 0 0
Wisconsin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 86 71 Won 2 3 0 0 1 0 0
Purdue 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 119 42 Won 1 2 0 0 1 0 1
Indiana 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 108 64 Lost 1 1 1 1 0 0 0
Illinois 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 106 104 Lost 1 2 1 0 1 0 0
Penn State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 88 61 Won 2 2 1 0 1 0 0
LEGENDS Conference Home Away Overall Home All vs Top 25
W L PF PA W L W L W L PF PA Streak W L W L W L
Northwestern 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 125 74 Won 4 3 0 1 0 0 0
Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 119 67 Won 4 3 0 1 0 0 0
Nebraska 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 194 76 Won 2 3 0 0 1 0 0
Michigan State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 84 47 Won 1 2 1 1 0 1 1
Michigan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 114 92 Lost 1 2 0 0 1 0 2
Iowa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 82 74 Lost 1 1 2 0 0 0 0

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