Every B1G team’s overall record since 2014 conference expansion
Over the years, the landscape of college football has changed dramatically, arguably no more so than in the years leading up to 2014.
At that time, the major conferences in college athletics went through a realignment period with some of football’s traditional powers switching conferences. Something that was thought to previously be unthinkable culminated with Nebraska joining the B1G in 2011 and Maryland and Rutgers joining in 2014.
The additions of Rutgers and Maryland brought the official tally of teams in the B1G to 14. And as we get set for the eighth season of the expanded B1G, it provides a great opportunity to look back at how teams have fared since 2014.
Some of the results are understandably predictable. For example, Ohio State tops the list of teams in wins by a large margin at 82 wins since 2014.
After the Buckeyes, only three teams have hit the 60-win mark since expansion. These are also teams that are fairly easy to guess in Wisconsin, Penn State, and Iowa.
Michigan, who welcomed Jim Harbaugh to Ann Arbor in 2015, has been just two games better than in-state rival Michigan State since 2014. And Nebraska, a team that won 28 games its first three seasons as a B1G member, has been below .500 since 2014.
Some of the surprises came from the bottom of the standings. Most fans would probably assume – and rightfully so – that Rutgers has been the worst team in the conference since 2014. However, the Scarlet Knights have not fared much worse than Purdue, Illinois, or Maryland over that stretch.
Here are the full results since expansion:
- Ohio State: 82-9 (54-4 B1G record), 5 B1G Championships
- Wisconsin: 67-22 (44-14)
- Iowa: 60-27 (39-21)
- Penn State: 60-28 (38-23), 1 B1G Championship
- Michigan: 54-29 (37-21)
- Michigan State: 52-33 (33-26), 1 B1G Championship
- Northwestern: 51-30 (36-24)
- Minnesota: 49-35 (27-32)
- Nebraska: 40-43 (26-34)
- Indiana: 40-43 (22-37)
- Maryland: 30-49 (16-41)
- Illinois: 28-54 (15-45)
- Purdue: 27-53 (17-41)
- Rutgers: 24-58 (10-51)
How has your team performed since 2014?
*Editor’s note: Even with checking and double-checking our counts, some win totals may be slightly off. See a discrepancy? Let us know and we’ll adjust it.*