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2011 Big Ten predictions

Get used to the color red

The colors we most associate with December are red and green, but this December we will only be seeing red in the Big Ten championship game if my predictions come true. As you will see from my Legends Division and Leaders Division predictions on today I am looking for a Wisconsin vs. Nebraska Big Ten championship game this season.

And how fitting is it that Wisconsin will be Nebraska’s first Big Ten opponent? The Cornhuskers will travel to Madison and get an explosive introduction to the Big Ten. Nebraska hosts Ohio State the following week and will play road games at Michigan and Penn State, homes to the two largest stadiums in the conference and country.

Are the Huskers tough enough for this? We will find out. I think so.

For archival purposes, here are my division predictions as well as pick for most valuable player in the Big Ten. Click the links for further discussion on my thoughts.

Leaders Division

  1. Wisconsin
  2. Ohio State
  3. Penn State
  4. Illinois
  5. Purdue
  6. Indiana

Legends Division

  1. Nebraska
  2. Michigan State
  3. Iowa
  4. Michigan
  5. Northwestern
  6. Minnesota

Chicago Tribune Silver Football (Big Ten MVP)

Dan Persa, Northwestern

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Kevin McGuire
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Nebraska returns the most inexperienced OL in terms of combined starts.. with that + the tough road schedule, think the Legends division is anyone's game..