Big Ten Football: Way-Too-Early 2014 Power Rankings for East Division

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Big Ten Football: Way-Too-Early 2014 Power Rankings for East Division
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For the second time in four years the Big Ten is going through some massive changes. Come 2014 the conference ditches the unpopular "Leaders" and "Legends" division names. 

Not because of any popular uprising, but because the B1G is growing from 12 to 14 teams. With Maryland and Rutgers set to join the conference officially on July 1, 2014, the Big Ten enters a new era. 

With it comes a geographical realignment and the much easier to remember "East" and "West" divisions too. No longer are rivals Michigan and Ohio State in separate divisions. No longer could the Big Ten see back-to-back versions of "The Game" take place to end the season.

With all of the changes in format, there are also plenty of changes going on within the power structure of the conference. 

Having seen Michigan State win the Big Ten this past season, can it become the top dogs in the East in this new era? 

Or will Ohio State, Michigan or even Penn State have something to say about it all? 

We kick off our way-too-early look at the divisions with the East division that features Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State and Rutgers.

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