Big Ten Football Standings 2012: Postseason ineligible teams sit atop Leaders division

Pat Lovell-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Ohio State and Penn State own the top two spots in the Leaders division of the Big Ten, however neither team is eligible for postseason play. Michigan and Iowa lead Legends division.

The Michigan Wolverines and Iowa Hawkeyes are tied atop the Legends division in the Big Ten standings, while the Leaders division is led by two NCAA sanctioned teams: Ohio State and Penn State.

Ohio State leads the Leaders division at 3-0 in conference play with Penn State slightly behind at 2-0 in the conference. However, due to NCAA sanctions, both Ohio State and Penn State are ineligible for postseason play in 2012. Therefore, in the race for the Big Ten championship game, the Wisconsin Badgers lead the division with a 2-1 record. Purdue, Indiana and Illinois trail Wisconsin and are all winless in conference play thus far.

Northwestern and Nebraska sit within striking distance of the Legends division lead. Both Northwestern and Nebraska have only one conference loss, putting them one game out of the top spot. Michigan State and Minnesota share last place, each with two conference losses.

Here are the complete 2012 Big Ten standings

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 3 0 132 103 1 0 2 0 7 0 283 172 Won 7 5 0 2 0 2 0
Penn State 2 0 74 35 1 0 1 0 4 2 162 96 Won 4 3 1 1 1 1 0
Wisconsin 2 1 96 58 1 0 1 1 5 2 182 129 Won 2 4 0 1 2 0 1
Purdue 0 2 27 82 0 2 0 0 3 3 197 165 Lost 2 3 2 0 1 0 1
Indiana 0 3 105 127 0 2 0 1 2 4 213 191 Lost 4 1 3 1 1 0 1
Illinois 0 3 21 111 0 1 0 2 2 5 127 215 Lost 4 2 2 0 3 0 1
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
Michigan 2 0 89 13 1 0 1 0 4 2 203 105 Won 2 3 0 1 1 0 2
Iowa 2 0 50 29 1 0 1 0 4 2 132 103 Won 2 2 2 1 0 0 0
Northwestern 2 1 93 81 1 0 1 1 6 1 218 155 Won 1 4 0 2 1 0 0
Nebraska 1 1 68 90 1 0 0 1 4 2 262 166 Lost 1 4 0 0 2 0 1
Michigan State 1 2 63 63 0 2 1 0 4 3 147 110 Lost 1 2 3 2 0 1 2
Minnesota 0 2 26 52 0 1 0 1 4 2 145 119 Lost 2 3 1 1 1 0 0

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