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Ranking The Big Ten Non-Conference Schedules: Part 2

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Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald is one of many Big Ten coaches leading their programs into the 2014 season with a competitive non-conference slate. Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images.
Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald is one of many Big Ten coaches leading their programs into the 2014 season with a competitive non-conference slate. Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images.


Big Ten football is trying to change the perception of the conference, and we see that more with its nonconference scheduling.

Last week, we began the countdown of Big Ten non-conference schedules. We went from Nos. 14-8. This week, it is time to get to the other seven schools with the best non-conference games for the 2014 season.

There is no sense waiting around, let's jump right into the final countdown for Big Ten's non-conference schedules.

No.  14. Illinois Fighting Illini
No. 13. Purdue Boilermakers
No. 12. Penn State Nittany Lions
No. 11. Indiana Hoosiers
No. 10. Minnesota Golden Gophers
No. 9. Rutgers Scarlet Knights
No. 8. Iowa Hawkeyes