When it comes to college football, the Big Ten conference is rich in tradition and prestige as four of the Big Ten teams (Nebraska, Penn State, Ohio State and Michigan) are ranked in the top 10 in all of college football when it comes to total wins in program history. That's one third of the teams in the entire conference!
With the addition of the Nebraska Cornhuskers a year ago, the conference only grew stronger, adding yet another traditional powerhouse program
Although the conference has lost a bit of respect while boasting a losing 34-43 bowl record over the last 10 years, the programs are optimistic about the future and are hoping to return to national prominence this decade.
In order to gain some respect, the Big Ten needs to show up in bowl games and it all starts with those who play the leadership roles. Right now let's focus on the quarterback position seeing as how they are the supposed true leaders of a football team and they carry most of the responsibility.
Here's a power ranking of the starting quarterbacks in the Big Ten in the 2012 season from the worst to the best.