Big Ten Football: Power Ranking the New 12-Team Big Ten Conference

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Big Ten Football: Power Ranking the New 12-Team Big Ten Conference

On June 11, 2010, Nebraska became the first team added to the Big Ten since Penn State was invited to join back in 1990.

The Cornhuskers are one of the five winningest Division I programs in history, and bring with them five National Titles and three Heisman trophies.

Nebraska has long-standing ties with many of the schools in the Big 12, having battled Kansas and Missouri in football since the 1890s, but in the course of its storied football tradition, they have played every team in the Big Ten at least once.

They look forward to getting a quick start on building new traditions, like a border rivalry with Iowa.

The addition of Nebraska allows the conference to form two divisions and create a conference title game—something many coaches in the league have longed for over the years.

Nebraska won't officially become a member of the Big Ten Conference until July 1, 2011, but I am not one to shy away from ridiculously early Power Rankings.

As such, I bring you the very first Power Ranking for the New 12-Team Big Ten Conference.

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