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2012 Big Ten football standings: Gophers drop conference opener

Minnesota lost its conference opener to the Iowa Hawkeyes, 31-13

Reese Strickland-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Purdue and Michigan still have yet to play a conference game, but the rest of the league participated in their first Big Ten contests over the weekend. In the Leaders Division, Ohio State and Penn State were both victorious -- the Buckeyes topped Michigan State 17-16 in a matchup of top 25 teams. In the Legends Division, Northwestern, Iowa and Nebraska are off to 1-0 starts.

Minnesota had a rough welcome to league play, as it fell, 31-13 at Iowa. The Golden Gophers' offense managed fewer than 300 total yards.

Here's a look at the current Big Ten standings:


Big 10 Conference Standings

(updated 9.30.2012 at 3:51 AM EDT)

Leaders Division Conf Overall
W L W L
Ohio State Buckeyes 1 0 5 0
Penn State Nittany Lions 1 0 3 2
Purdue Boilermakers 0 0 3 1
Wisconsin Badgers 0 1 3 2
Indiana Hoosiers 0 1 2 2
Illinois Fighting Illini 0 1 2 3
Legends Division Conf Overall
W L W L
Northwestern Wildcats 1 0 5 0
Nebraska Cornhuskers 1 0 4 1
Iowa Hawkeyes 1 0 3 2
Michigan Wolverines 0 0 2 2
Minnesota Golden Gophers 0 1 4 1
Michigan State Spartans 0 1 3 2


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