Big Ten Football: Power Ranking the Worst Alternate Uniforms

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Big Ten Football: Power Ranking the Worst Alternate Uniforms
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With the calendar turning to August, college football is right around the corner. As fall camp and practice news begins to trickle in from Big Ten country, some of the biggest announcements of the last two weeks have been the new threads some teams will try out for a big game.

Of course, this trend of specialty uniforms for a single game can be dated back to the early part of the last decade, but the craze really picked up since Ohio State wore the white road uniforms shown above during the 2009 Michigan game.

These uniforms are a marketing tool for recruits and young fans as much as they are honoring the traditions or championship teams. One only needs to look at the positive publicity and benefits experienced by Oregon and, more recently, Maryland to understand the benefits of showing off some crazy styles in football uniforms.

So let's take a ranking of the Worst 10 alternate uniforms presented by Big Ten teams from 2010 to this season. We start with the least offensive and end at the most atrocious (and probably most successful) uniform worn during this alternate uniform craze.

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