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08:02 AM ET 01.15 | With so many changes to the conference over the past few years, perhaps this rates as a smaller matter. Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany said his league will consider replacing the Legends and Leaders division names in 2014. A decision could be made by June. "It's on the table," Delany said. In 2014, Maryland and Rutgers are scheduled to join the Big Ten. The league must decide what divisions the Terrapins and Scarlet Knights will join and if it will have any current teams change divisions. The Legends Division consists of Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska and Northwestern; the Leaders Division is Indiana, Illinois, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue and Wisconsin.

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January 15, 2013  09:16 AM ET

The "Us" and "Them" divisions.

January 15, 2013  09:17 AM ET

The "Bee" and "Gee" divisions.

January 15, 2013  09:18 AM ET

This year it should have been the "Bad" and "Worse" divisions.

January 15, 2013  09:22 AM ET

The "Moschatus" and "Bison" divisions.

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January 15, 2013  10:12 AM ET

No question that something has to be done. The team whose fight song includes the line, "The leaders and best." is not in the Leaders Division.

Is that an important point? Probably not.

Does it say how messed up the B1G is? You bet!

January 15, 2013  10:13 AM ET

I may live to regret these words, but I don't think they could be much worse than the current ones, so have at it.

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January 15, 2013  10:33 AM ET

The "Number One" and "Number Two" divisions.

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January 15, 2013  10:41 AM ET

The "Core" and "Fringe" divisions.

January 15, 2013  10:41 AM ET
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How about "Flotsam" and "Jetsam"?

"Flintstones" and "Jetsons?"

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January 15, 2013  11:13 AM ET

This has to be one of the worst kept secrets in CFB. When Rutgers and Maryland are added in 2014, the divisions will be East and West. Probable division assignments:
East
Ohio State
TSUN
Penn State
Indiana
Purdue
Maryland
Rutgers

West:
Nebraska
Wisconsin
Minnesota
Iowa
Illinois
Northwestern
Michigan State

January 15, 2013  11:13 AM ET
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Wisconsin

Have-nots IMO

Iowa should be in the haves with how much they pay Ferentz

January 15, 2013  11:15 AM ET
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This has to be one of the worst kept secrets in CFB. When Rutgers and Maryland are added in 2014, the divisions will be East and West. Probable division assignments:EastOhio StateTSUNPenn StateIndianaPurdueMarylandRutgersWest:NebraskaWisconsinMinnesotaIowaIllino isNorthwesternMichigan State

Are they going to do cross division rivals? Mich State and Michigan should play every year.

 
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