Big Changes For Big Ten Football For 2014


UPDATED: Tuesday August 26, 2014 10:35 AM

The Legends and Leaders are gone, while Maryland and Rutgers are here.

Welcome to kick-off in the 119th sesason of the Big Ten.

For 2014, the league is welcoming Maryland and Rutgers which puts 14 teams in the Big Ten.

The Legends and Leaders divisions have been replaced with the East and West.

The new teams will head to the East. Also, Michigan and Ohio State now share a division.

Here's a look at the breakdown:

EAST DIVISION
Indiana 
Maryland
Michigan
Michigan State
Ohio State
Penn State
Rutgers

WEST DIVISION
Illinois
Iowa
Minnesota
Nebraska
Northwestern
Purdue
Wisconsin

Ohio State was the highest ranked Big Ten team coming into the season, although the votes were cast before star quarterback Braxton Miller was lost to a shoulder injury. The Buckeyes were 5th in the AP Poll and 6th in the Amway Coaches Poll. Michigan State isn't far behind, ranked 8th in both polls.

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