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Big Ten Conference Divisions

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by MililaniBuckeye, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. DaveyBoy

    DaveyBoy Our Honor Defend

    VaTech isn't near the academic and Olympic sports program that UVa is

    VT would be a great rival for Tennessee

  2. Saw31

    Saw31 High Seas Rogue

  3. VBSJ

    VBSJ Newbie

    Option 2 on the Big Ten survey for divisions is perfectly balanced (more/less) between Division A and Division B. It also separates schools by geography.

    I think that's the one the conference is going to go with as well.

    Win Pct. since 1993 (which the B1G is using & using vacated games)
    1. Ohio State (.796)
    2. Nebraska (.755)
    3. That Team Up North (.694)
    4. Wisconsin (.693)
    5. Penn State (.692)
    6. Iowa (.568)
    7. Michigan State (.551)
    8. Purdue (.510)
    9. Northwestern (.492)
    10. Maryland (.477)
    11. Minnesota (.435)
    12. Rutgers (.432)
    13. Illinois (.389)
    14. Indiana (.342)

    1. Ohio State (.778)
    2. Nebraska (.728)
    3. That Team Up North (.681)
    4. Penn State (.638)
    5. Wisconsin (.609)
    6. Iowa (.509)
    7. Michigan State (.503)
    8. Purdue (.459)
    9. Northwestern (.438)
    10. Maryland (.400)
    11. Illinois (.322)
    12. Minnesota (.313)
    13. Rutgers (.306)
    14. Indiana (.225)
  4. Bucknut24

    Bucknut24 Trolololol

    Eleven Warriors ‏@11W
    RT @TeddyGreenstein Chi Trib learns B1G interested in putting Northwestern in East. Cats want to stay West w/rivals #Illini, Iowa, Wis, Neb.
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  5. Muck

    Muck Enjoy Every Sandwich Staff Member

    If that is true then the new divisions are going to be a much bigger shake-up than some are expecting.
  6. Muck

    Muck Enjoy Every Sandwich Staff Member

    NU officials excited about shifting structure of Big Ten, college football

    Maybe the plan is just to make sure that Northwestern will never again win a B1G championship.
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2013
  7. Bucky32

    Bucky32 Senior

    As a Wisconsin fan, I have no problem with those divisions. Makes sense geographically and is an obvious improvement over the clusterfuck divisions currently in place.
  8. BuckeyeSoldier

    BuckeyeSoldier 2 time Reigning BuckeyePlanet Poker Champion

    Well no [Mark May] you dont mind them.. it would be you, nebbie and the 5 dwarves
  9. Bucky32

    Bucky32 Senior

    All I'm saying is geographically it makes sense. Maybe swap out Purdue and Michigan State to balance it out a bit competitively. Just give me anything but the illogical "inner-outer" alignment.
  10. exhawg

    exhawg Self Mythologizing Monster Staff Member

    So the big boys get games in prime recruiting areas like NY/NJ, Maryland, and Chicago, while everyone else gets to play in the sticks. Sold.
  11. zincfinger

    zincfinger Gert Frobe-approved

    I don't think it's illogical. It just depends whether you put a higher priority on competitive balance (in which case, inner/outer is superior), or on geography (in which case east/west is superior). Most likely, one of those two factors will have to be sacrificed in favor of the other.
  12. VBSJ

    VBSJ Newbie

    If you combine football (overall/conference, post-2012 season) and men's basketball (overall/conference, pre-2012-13 season) records:

    Using the four variables, ranking the schools (four lists), averaging the rankings:

    Combined Standings (since 1993-94)
    1. Ohio State
    2. Wisconsin
    3. Michigan State
    T4. TTUN
    T4. Purdue
    6. Nebraska
    7. Maryland
    T8. Penn State
    T8. Illinois
    10. Iowa
    11. Minnesota
    12. Indiana
    13. Northwestern
    14. Rutgers

    But they won't use basketball for anything.
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  13. Muck

    Muck Enjoy Every Sandwich Staff Member

    Interesting numbers but you're right about basketball, there's still no need to use the divisions for anything but FB.
  14. Reggin2802

    Reggin2802 Newbie

    New teams joinging Big Ten

    How do you think the divisions will go with Rutgers and Maryland being added?
  15. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member

    I think you're going to see the Red Wine Division and the Beer division.

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