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Big Ten Football Standings 2012: Buckeyes set to face conference title-bound Badgers

The Ohio State Buckeyes remain in first place in the Big Ten Leaders Division at 6-0.


The only team in the Big Ten with double-digit victories at the moment, the Ohio State Buckeyes continue to sit comfortably atop the conference despite not suiting up over weekend on a bye.

The Buckeyes remain ineligible to receive an invite to any type of postseason championship or bowl game due to NCAA sanctions, but could wrap up their Big Ten Leaders season on a high note with a trip to Camp Randall scheduled this weekend. Following the news that the Wisconsin Badgers have already sealed their repeat trip to Indianapolis for the Big Ten Championship, this Saturday's game should be viewed as a divisional title game of sorts for head coach Urban Meyer and his Buckeyes.

While the Leaders Division is already wrapped up, the Legends Division may very well come down to Ohio State's annual rivalry game with the Michigan Wolverines. The Wolverines remain in a tie with Nebraska for the divisional lead, and would need both a win over Iowa this Saturday and a victory over the Buckeyes in order to punch their own ticket to Indianapolis.

Here are the full Big Ten standings through 11 weeks:

Big Ten - Legends CONF OVERALL
Nebraska 5-1 8-2
Michigan 5-1 7-3
Northwestern 3-3 7-3
Iowa 2-4 4-6
Minnesota 2-4 6-4
Michigan State 2-4 5-5
Big Ten - Leaders CONF OVERALL
x - Ohio State 6-0 10-0
Wisconsin 4-2 7-3
x - Penn State 4-2 6-4
Indiana 2-4 4-6
Purdue 1-5 4-6
Illinois 0-6 2-8

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.