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April 22, 2013

Breaking down the Big Ten's new divisions

The Big Ten is entering its third season as a divisional conference, having split up the teams into Legends and Leaders when Nebraska joined the fold in 2011.

That looks like it's about to change. When Rutgers and Maryland begin competing in the Big Ten in 2014, the conference will be split geographically, into East and West divisions.

The West Division will be comprised of all six teams in the Central Time Zone - Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois and Northwestern - plus the western-most team that is still in the Eastern Time Zone, Purdue.

The East Division will include the two newcomers, Rutgers and Maryland, plus Michigan, Ohio State, Indiana, Michigan State and Penn State.

Let's break down the new divisions further.

East Division

Indiana

All-Time Record: 421-627-45

Conference Titles (Year of last title): Two (1967)

National Titles (Year of last title): N/A

Bowl Games (Last bowl game): Nine (2007 Insight Bowl)

All-Time Bowl Record: 3-6

All-Time Record Vs. East Division Teams: vs. Maryland: 2-0; vs. Michigan: 9-52; vs. Michigan State: 15-41-2; vs. Ohio State: 12-68-5; vs. Penn State: 0-15; vs. Rutgers: Never played.

Total: 38-176-7

All-Time Record Vs. West Division: vs. Illinois: 22-45-2; vs. Iowa: 28-42-4; vs. Minnesota: 26-37-3; vs. Nebraska: 9-7-3; vs. Northwestern: 34-46-1; vs. Purdue: 37-66-6; vs. Wisconsin: 18-39-2

Total: 174-282-22

Maryland

All-Time Record: 602-531-43

Conference Titles (Year of last title): 11 (2001)

National Titles (Year of last title): 2 (1953 ACC title)

Bowl Games (Last bowl game): 24 (2010 Military Bowl)

All-Time Bowl Record: 11-11-2

All-Time Record Vs. East Division Teams: vs. Indiana: 0-2; vs. Michigan: 0-3; vs. Michigan State: 1-4; vs. Ohio State: Never played; vs. Penn State: 1-35-1; vs. Rutgers: 5-4.

Total: 7-48-1

All-Time Record Vs. West Division: vs. Illinois: Never played; vs. Iowa: Never played; vs. Minnesota: 1-0; vs. Nebraska: Never played; vs. Northwestern: Never played; vs. Purdue: 1-0; vs. Wisconsin: Never played

Total: 2-0

Michigan

All-Time Record: 903-315-36

Conference Titles (Year of last title): 42 (2004)

National Titles (Year of last title): 11 (1997)

Bowl Games (Last bowl game): 42 (2013 Outback Bowl)

All-Time Bowl Record: 20-22

All-Time Record Vs. East Division Teams: vs. Indiana: 52-9; vs. Maryland: 3-0; vs. Michigan State: 68-32-5; vs. Ohio State: 58-45-6; vs. Penn State: 10-6; vs. Rutgers: Never played.

Total: 191-92-11

All-Time Record Vs. West Division: vs. Illinois: 69-23-2; vs. Iowa: 41-13-4; vs. Minnesota: 72-24-3; vs. Nebraska: 4-3-1; vs. Northwestern: 54-15-2; vs. Purdue: 44-14; vs. Wisconsin: 49-14-1

Total: 333-106-13

Michigan State

All-Time Record: 645-436-44

Conference Titles (Year of last title): 7 (2010)

National Titles (Year of last title): 6 (1966)

Bowl Games (Last bowl game): 23 (2012 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl)

All-Time Bowl Record: 9-14

All-Time Record Vs. East Division Teams: vs. Indiana: 41-15-2; vs. Maryland: 4-1; vs. Michigan: 32-67-5; vs. Ohio State: 13-27; vs. Penn State: 13-14-1; vs. Rutgers: 2-3.

Total: 105-127-8

All-Time Record Vs. West Division: vs. Illinois: 25-17-2; vs. Iowa: 19-23-2; vs. Minnesota: 28-17; vs. Nebraska: 0-5; vs. Northwestern: 37-13; vs. Purdue: 33-26-3; vs. Wisconsin: 30-19

Total: 172-120-7

Ohio State

All-Time Record: 837-316-53

Conference Titles (Year of last title): 34 (2009)

National Titles (Year of last title): 7 (2002)

Bowl Games (Last bowl game): 42 (2012 Gator Bowl)

All-Time Bowl Record: 19-23

All-Time Record Vs. East Division Teams: vs. Indiana: 67-12-5; Maryland: Never played; vs. Michigan: 43-58-6; vs. Michigan State: 27-13; vs. Penn State: 13-13; Rutgers: Never played*

*Records affected by vacated seasons.

Total: 150-96-11

All-Time Record Vs. West Division: vs. Illinois: 65-30-3; vs. Iowa: 46-14-3; vs. Minnesota: 43-7; vs. Nebraska: 3-1; vs. Northwestern: 59-14-1; vs. Purdue: 39-14-2; vs. Wisconsin: 55-18-5

Total: 310-98-14

Penn State

All-Time Record: 715-391-43

Conference Titles (Year of last title): One (1994)

National Titles (Year of last title): 4 (1986)

Bowl Games (Last bowl game): 38 (2011 TicketCity Bowl)

All-Time Bowl Record: 21-15-2

All-Time Record Vs. East Division Teams: vs. Indiana: 15-0; vs. Maryland: 35-1-1; vs. Michigan: 6-10; vs. Michigan State: 14-13-1; vs. Ohio State: 13-13; vs. Rutgers: 22-2.

Total: 105-39-4

All-Time Record Vs. West Division: vs. Illinois: 16-4; vs. Iowa: 13-12; vs. Minnesota: 8-4; vs. Nebraska: 7-8; vs. Northwestern: 13-3; vs. Purdue: 12-3-1; vs. Wisconsin: 7-9

Total: 76-43-1

Rutgers

All-Time Record: 626-606-42

Conference Titles (Year of last title): 4 (2012 Big East Champions)

National Titles (Year of last title): One (1869)

Bowl Games (Last bowl game): Eight (2012 Russell Athletic Bowl)

All-Time Bowl Record: 5-3

All-Time Record Vs. East Division Teams: vs. Indiana: Never played; vs. Maryland: 4-5; vs. Michigan: Never played; vs. Michigan State: 3-2; vs. Ohio State: Never played; vs. Penn State: 2-22

Total: 9-29

All-Time Record Vs. West Division: vs. Illinois: 1-1; vs. Iowa: Never played; vs. Minnesota: Never played; vs. Nebraska: 0-1; vs. Northwestern: 3-0; vs. Purdue: Never played; vs. Wisconsin: Never played

Total: 4-2

West Division

Illinois

All-Time Record: 577-536-49

Conference Titles (Year of last title): 15 (2001)

National Titles (Year of last title): 5 (1951)

Bowl Games (Last bowl game): 17 (2011 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl)

All-Time Bowl Record: 8-9

All-Time Record Vs. West Division Teams: vs. Iowa: 38-29-2; vs. Minnesota: 28-34-3; vs. Nebraska: 2-7-1; vs. Northwestern: 54-47-5; vs. Purdue: 42-39-6; vs. Wisconsin: 36-35-7.

Total: 200-191-24

All-Time Record Vs. East Division: vs. Indiana: 45-22-2; vs. Maryland: Never played; vs. Michigan: 23-69-2; vs. Michigan State: 17-25-2; vs. Ohio State: 30-65-3; vs. Penn State: 4-16; vs. Rutgers: 1-1

Total: 185-198-9

Iowa

All-Time Record: 598-530-39

Conference Titles (Year of last title): 11 (2004)

National Titles (Year of last title): One (1958)

Bowl Games (Last bowl game): 26 (2011 Insight Bowl)

All-Time Bowl Record: 14-11-1

All-Time Record Vs. West Division Teams: vs. Illinois 29-38-2; vs. Minnesota: 43-60-2; vs. Nebraska: 9-23; vs. Northwestern: 46-24-3; vs. Purdue: 34-46-4; vs. Wisconsin: 42-41-2.

Total: 203-232-13

All-Time Record Vs. East Division: vs. Indiana: 42-28-4; vs. Maryland: Never played; vs. Michigan: 13-41-4; vs. Michigan State: 23-19-2; vs. Ohio State: 14-46-3; vs. Penn State: 12-13; vs. Rutgers: Never played

Total: 104-147-13

Minnesota

All-Time Record: 661-491-44

Conference Titles (Year of last title): 18 (1967)

National Titles (Year of last title): 7 (1960)

Bowl Games (Last bowl game): 15 (2012 Meineke Car Care Bowl)

All-Time Bowl Record: 5-10

All-Time Record Vs. West Division Teams: vs. Illinois: 34-28-3; vs. Iowa: 60-43-2; vs. Nebraska: 29-22-2; vs. Northwestern: 50-33-5; vs. Purdue: 34-32-3; vs. Wisconsin: 57-55-8.

Total: 264-213-23

All-Time Record Vs. East Division: vs. Indiana: 37-26-3; vs. Maryland: 0-1; vs. Michigan: 24-72-3; vs. Michigan State: 17-28; vs. Ohio State: 7-43; vs. Penn State: 4-8; vs. Rutgers: Never played

Total: 89-178-6

Nebraska

All-Time Record:856-353-40

Conference Titles (Year of last title): 43 (1999 Big 12 Championship)

National Titles (Year of last title): 5 (1997)

Bowl Games (Last bowl game): 49 (2013 Capital One Bowl)

All-Time Bowl Record: 24-25

All-Time Record Vs. West Division Teams: vs. Illinois: 7-2-1; vs. Iowa: 23-9; vs. Minnesota: 22-29-2; vs. Northwestern: 4-2; vs. Purdue: 0-1; vs. Wisconsin: 4-4.

Total: 60-47-3

All-Time Record Vs. East Division: vs. Indiana: 7-9-3; vs. Maryland: Never played; vs. Michigan: 3-4-1; vs. Michigan State: 5-0; vs. Ohio State: 1-3; vs. Penn State: 8-7; vs. Rutgers: 1-0

Total: 25-23-4

Northwestern

All-Time Record: 489-622-44

Conference Titles (Year of last title): Eight (2000)

National Titles (Year of last title): N/A

Bowl Games (Last bowl game): 11 (2012 Gator Bowl)

All-Time Bowl Record: 2-9

All-Time Record Vs. West Division Teams: vs. Illinois: 47-54-5; vs. Iowa: 24-46-3; vs. Minnesota: 33-50-5; vs. Nebraska: 2-4; vs. Purdue: 27-50-1; vs. Wisconsin: 32-55-4.

Total: 165-259-18

All-Time Record Vs. East Division: vs. Indiana: 46-34-1; vs. Maryland: Never played; vs. Michigan: 15-54-2; vs. Michigan State: 13-37; vs. Ohio State: 14-59-1; vs. Penn State: 3-13; vs. Rutgers: 0-3

Total: 91-200-4

Purdue

All-Time Record: 592-515-48

Conference Titles (Year of last title): 12 (2000)

National Titles (Year of last title): N/A

Bowl Games (Last bowl game): 17 (2012 Heart Of Dallas Bowl)

All-Time Bowl Record: 9-8

All-Time Record Vs. West Division Teams: vs. Illinois: 39-42-6; vs. Iowa: 46-34-4; vs. Minnesota: 32-34-3; vs. Nebraska: 29-22-2; vs. Northwestern: 50-27-1; vs. Wisconsin: 29-42-8.

Total: 225-201-24

All-Time Record Vs. East Division: vs. Indiana: 66-37-6; vs. Maryland: 0-1; vs. Michigan: 14-44; vs. Michigan State: 26-33-3; vs. Ohio State: 14-39-2; vs. Penn State: 3-12-1; vs. Rutgers: Never played

Total: 123-166-12

Wisconsin

All-Time Record: 644-467-51

Conference Titles (Year of last title): 14 (2012)

National Titles (Year of last title): 1 (1942)

Bowl Games (Last bowl game): 24 (2013 Rose Bowl)

All-Time Bowl Record: 11-13

All-Time Record Vs. West Division Teams: vs. Illinois: 35-36-7; vs. Iowa: 41-42-2; vs. Minnesota: 55-57-8; vs. Nebraska: 4-4; vs. Northwestern: 55-32-4; vs. Purdue: 42-29-8.

Total: 232-200-29

All-Time Record Vs. East Division: vs. Indiana: 39-18-2; vs. Maryland: Never played; vs. Michigan:14-49-1; vs. Michigan State: 19-30; vs. Ohio State: 18-55-5; vs. Penn State: 9-7; vs. Rutgers: Never played

Total: 99-159-8


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