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2012 Big Ten Football Standings: Penn State At The Bottom Of Leaders Division

Penn State currently finds itself at the bottom of the Big Ten standings as conference play is set to begin.

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The Penn State Nittany Lions evened their season record at 2-2 with a 24-13 win against Temple on Saturday, but they are still at the bottom of the Big Ten standings as conference play is set to begin.

The Nittany Lions are one of four Big Ten teams sporting 2-2 records through four weeks. They are tied with Illinois at the bottom of the Big Ten Leaders division. Penn State opens conference play against Illinois on Saturday, meaning one of the two teams will be the only sub-.500 team in the division. Michigan and Iowa also have 2-2 records this season.

Three Big Ten teams remain undefeated, including the unlikely leaders of the Legends division: Minneosta and Northwestern. Both teams, in addition to Ohio State, are 4-0. Ten of the 12 Big Ten teams will begin conference play this week, with Michigan on a bye and Purdue playing Marshall as the only two teams not playing a conference game this week.

Here is a complete look at the Big Ten standings through Week 4:

Minnesota 4-0 (0-0)
Northwestern 4-0 (0-0)
Michigan State 3-1 (0-0)
Nebraska 3-1 (0-0)
Iowa 2-2 (0-0)
Michigan 2-2 (0-0)

Ohio State 4-0 (0-0)
Wisconsin 3-1 (0-0)
Indiana 2-1 (0-0)
Purdue 2-1 (0-0)
Penn State 2-2 (0-0)
Illinois 2-2 (0-0)

For more Nittany Lions football, check out Black Shoe Diaries.

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