The first weekly football release of the 2009 season has been finalized and is now available on the Big Ten website. Below are a few highlights of the release.
Big Ten set to kick off 114th year of football.
Big Ten one of only three conferences with multiple teams among top 10 of media and coaches' polls, and nine of 11 schools received at least one vote.
Three of six teams with 800-plus wins all-time play in Big Ten - Michigan, Ohio State and Penn State.
Big Ten features 51 players on preseason watch lists for 19 national awards, with every school represented.
Six Big Ten standouts enter season ranked among or nearing the top 10 in conference career records.