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Ranking The Big Ten East: Ohio State Or Michigan State?

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Connor Cook and the Michigan State Spartans hope to repeat as Big Ten champions, but the competition is stiff in the new Big Ten East. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images.
Connor Cook and the Michigan State Spartans hope to repeat as Big Ten champions, but the competition is stiff in the new Big Ten East. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images.

The Big Ten has new divisions, and the re-shuffling of the schools will give a completely different look to the 2014 football season.

The Big Ten East will have one of the best groups of quarterbacks in the entire nation. Names such as Braxton Miller (Ohio State), Christian Hackenberg (Penn State), and Connor Cook (Michigan State) lead the way.

The East is the power of the division. The two BCS representatives, Ohio State and Michigan State, are now in the same division along with top college football brands Penn State and Michigan. The East also welcomes two new additions to the conference — Maryland and Rutgers. Winning the East will be equivalent to winning a 12-round heavyweight boxing bout.

Here's a look at where the teams rank heading into spring football.