List of Big Ten Conference football champions

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This is a list of yearly Big Ten Conference football champions. Co-champions are listed in alphabetical order.

Champions by year[edit]

RecordRanking
YearChampionsConferenceOverallAPCoaches'Bowl resultHead coach
1896Wisconsin2–0–17–1–1Started in 1936Started in 1950Philip King
1897Wisconsin3–09–1Started in 1936Started in 1950Philip King
1898Michigan3–010–0Started in 1936Started in 1950Gustave Ferbert
1899Chicago4–016–0–2Started in 1936Started in 1950Amos Alonzo Stagg
1900Iowa2–0–17–0–1Started in 1936Started in 1950Alden Knipe
Minnesota3–0–110–0–2Started in 1936Started in 1950Henry L. Williams
1901Michigan*4–011–0Started in 1936Started in 1950W Rose Bowl 49–0 vs. StanfordFielding H. Yost
Wisconsin2–09–0Started in 1936Started in 1950Philip King
1902Michigan*5–011–0Started in 1936Started in 1950Fielding H. Yost
1903Michigan*3–0–111–0–1Started in 1936Started in 1950Fielding H. Yost
Minnesota3–0–114–0–1Started in 1936Started in 1950Henry L. Williams
Northwestern1–0–210–1–3Started in 1936Started in 1950Walter McCornack
1904Michigan*2–010–0Started in 1936Started in 1950Fielding H. Yost
Minnesota3–013–0Started in 1936Started in 1950Henry L. Williams
1905Chicago*7–011–0Started in 1936Started in 1950Amos Alonzo Stagg
1906Michigan1–04–1Started in 1936Started in 1950Fielding H. Yost
Minnesota2–04–1Started in 1936Started in 1950Henry L. Williams
Wisconsin3–05–0Started in 1936Started in 1950Charles P. Hutchins
1907Chicago4–04–1Started in 1936Started in 1950Amos Alonzo Stagg
1908Chicago5–05–0–1Started in 1936Started in 1950Amos Alonzo Stagg
1909Minnesota3–06–1Started in 1936Started in 1950Henry L. Williams
1910Illinois4–07–0Started in 1936Started in 1950Arthur Hall
Minnesota2–06–1Started in 1936Started in 1950Henry L. Williams
1911Minnesota3–0–16–0–1Started in 1936Started in 1950Henry L. Williams
1912Wisconsin5–07–0Started in 1936Started in 1950William Juneau
1913Chicago7–07–0Started in 1936Started in 1950Amos Alonzo Stagg
1914Illinois*6–07–0Started in 1936Started in 1950Robert Zuppke
1915Illinois3–0–25–0–2Started in 1936Started in 1950Robert Zuppke
Minnesota3–0–16–0–1Started in 1936Started in 1950Henry L. Williams
1916Ohio State4–07–0Started in 1936Started in 1950John Wilce
1917Ohio State4–08–0–1Started in 1936Started in 1950John Wilce
1918Illinois4–05–2Started in 1936Started in 1950Robert Zuppke
Michigan2–05–0Started in 1936Started in 1950Fielding H. Yost
Purdue1–03–3Started in 1936Started in 1950A. G. Scanlon
1919Illinois*6–16–1Started in 1936Started in 1950Robert Zuppke
1920Ohio State5–07–1Started in 1936Started in 1950L Rose Bowl 0–28 vs. CaliforniaJohn Wilce
1921Iowa5–07–0Started in 1936Started in 1950Howard Jones
1922Chicago4–0–15–1–1Started in 1936Started in 1950Amos Alonzo Stagg
Iowa5–07–0Started in 1936Started in 1950Howard Jones
Michigan4–06–0–1Started in 1936Started in 1950Fielding H. Yost
1923Illinois*5–08–0Started in 1936Started in 1950Robert Zuppke
Michigan*4–08–0Started in 1936Started in 1950Fielding H. Yost
1924Chicago3–0–34–1–3Started in 1936Started in 1950Amos Alonzo Stagg
1925Michigan5–17–1Started in 1936Started in 1950Fielding H. Yost
1926Michigan5–07–1Started in 1936Started in 1950Fielding H. Yost
Northwestern5–07–1Started in 1936Started in 1950Glenn Thistlethwaite
1927Illinois*5–07–0–1Started in 1936Started in 1950Robert Zuppke
Minnesota3–0–16–0–2Started in 1936Started in 1950Clarence Spears
1928Illinois4–17–1Started in 1936Started in 1950Robert Zuppke
1929Purdue5–08–0Started in 1936Started in 1950James Phelan
1930Michigan5–08–0–1Started in 1936Started in 1950Harry Kipke
Northwestern5–07–1Started in 1936Started in 1950Dick Hanley
1931Michigan5–18–1–1Started in 1936Started in 1950Harry Kipke
Northwestern5–17–1–1Started in 1936Started in 1950Dick Hanley
Purdue5–19–1Started in 1936Started in 1950Noble Kizer
1932Michigan*6–08–0Started in 1936Started in 1950Harry Kipke
Purdue5–0–17–0–1Started in 1936Started in 1950Noble Kizer
1933Michigan*5–0–17–0–1Started in 1936Started in 1950Harry Kipke
Minnesota2–0–44–0–4Started in 1936Started in 1950Bernie Bierman
1934Minnesota*5–08–0Started in 1936Started in 1950Bernie Bierman
1935Minnesota*5–08–0Started in 1936Started in 1950Bernie Bierman
Ohio State5–07–1Started in 1936Started in 1950Francis Schmidt
1936Northwestern6–07–1#7Started in 1950Pappy Waldorf
1937Minnesota5–06–2#5Started in 1950Bernie Bierman
1938Minnesota4–16–2#10Started in 1950Bernie Bierman
1939Ohio State5–16–2#15Started in 1950Francis Schmidt
1940Minnesota*6–08–0#1Started in 1950Bernie Bierman
1941Minnesota*5–08–0#1Started in 1950Bernie Bierman
1942Ohio State*5–19–1#1Started in 1950Paul Brown
1943Michigan6–08–1#3Started in 1950Fritz Crisler
Purdue6–09–0#5Started in 1950Elmer Burnham
1944Ohio State6–09–0#2Started in 1950Carroll Widdoes
1945Indiana5–0–19–0–1#4Started in 1950Bo McMillin
1946Illinois6–18–2#5Started in 1950W Rose Bowl 45–14 vs. UCLARay Eliot
1947Michigan*6–010–0#2Started in 1950W Rose Bowl 49–0 vs. USCFritz Crisler
1948Michigan*5–09–0#1Started in 1950Bennie Oosterbaan
1949Michigan4–1–16–2–1#7Started in 1950Bennie Oosterbaan
Ohio State4–1–17–1–2#4Started in 1950W Rose Bowl 17-14 vs. CaliforniaWes Fesler
1950Michigan4–1–16–3–1#9#6W Rose Bowl 14–6 vs. CaliforniaBennie Oosterbaan
1951Illinois5–0–19–0–1#4#3W Rose Bowl 40–7 vs. StanfordRay Eliot
1952Purdue4–1–14–3–2#18#12Stu Holcomb
Wisconsin4–1–16–3–1#11#10L Rose Bowl 7–0 vs. USCIvy Williamson
1953Illinois5–17–1–1#7#7Ray Eliot
Michigan State5–19–1#3#3W Rose Bowl 28–20 vs. UCLAClarence Munn
1954Ohio State*7–010–0#1#2W Rose Bowl 20–7 vs. USCWoody Hayes
1955Ohio State6–07–2#5#5Woody Hayes
1956Iowa5–19–1#3#3W Rose Bowl 35–19 vs. Oregon StateForest Evashevski
1957Ohio State*7–09–1#2#1W Rose Bowl 10–7 vs. OregonWoody Hayes
1958Iowa*5–18–1–1#2#2W Rose Bowl 38–12 vs. CaliforniaForest Evashevski
1959Wisconsin5–27–3#6#6L Rose Bowl 44–8 vs. WashingtonMilt Bruhn
1960Iowa5–18–1#3#2Forest Evashevski
Minnesota*6–18–2#1#1L Rose Bowl 17–7 vs. WashingtonMurray Warmath
1961Ohio State*6–08–0–1#2#2Woody Hayes
1962Wisconsin6–18–2#2#2L Rose Bowl 42–37 vs. USCMilt Bruhn
1963Illinois5–1–18–1–1#2#2W Rose Bowl 17–7 vs. WashingtonPete Elliott
1964Michigan6–19–1#4#4W Rose Bowl 34–7 vs. Oregon StateBump Elliott
1965Michigan State*7–010–1#2#1L Rose Bowl 14–12 vs. UCLADuffy Daugherty
1966Michigan State*7–09–0–1#2#2Duffy Daugherty
1967Indiana6–19–2#4#6L Rose Bowl 14–3 vs. USCJohn Pont
Minnesota6–18–2#14Murray Warmath
Purdue6–18–2#9#9Jack Mollenkopf
1968Ohio State*7–010–0#1#1W Rose Bowl 27–16 vs. USCWoody Hayes
1969Michigan6–18–3#9#8L Rose Bowl 10–3 vs. USCBo Schembechler
Ohio State6–18–1#4#5Woody Hayes
1970Ohio State*7–09–1#5#2L Rose Bowl 27–17 vs. StanfordWoody Hayes
1971Michigan8–011–1#6#4L Rose Bowl 13–12 vs. StanfordBo Schembechler
1972Michigan7–110–1#6#6Bo Schembechler
Ohio State7–19–2#9#3L Rose Bowl 42–17 vs. USCWoody Hayes
1973Michigan7–0–110–0–1#6#6Bo Schembechler
Ohio State7–0–110–0–1#2#3W Rose Bowl 42–21 vs. USCWoody Hayes
1974Michigan7–110–1#3#5Bo Schembechler
Ohio State7–110–2#4#3L Rose Bowl 18–17 vs. USCWoody Hayes
1975Ohio State8–011–1#4#4L Rose Bowl 23–10 vs. UCLAWoody Hayes
1976Michigan7–110–2#3#3L Rose Bowl 14–6 vs. USCBo Schembechler
Ohio State7–19–2–1#6#5W Orange Bowl 27–10 vs. ColoradoWoody Hayes
1977Michigan7–110–2#9#8L Rose Bowl 27–20 vs. WashingtonBo Schembechler
Ohio State7–19–3#11#12L Sugar Bowl 35–6 vs. AlabamaWoody Hayes
1978Michigan7–110–2#5#5L Rose Bowl 17–10 vs. USCBo Schembechler
Michigan State7–18–3#12Darryl Rogers
1979Ohio State8–011–1#4#4L Rose Bowl 17–16 vs. USCEarle Bruce
1980Michigan8–010–2#4#4W Rose Bowl 23–6 vs. WashingtonBo Schembechler
1981Iowa6–28–4#18#15L Rose Bowl 28–0 vs. WashingtonHayden Fry
Ohio State6–29–3#15#12W Liberty Bowl 31–28 vs. NavyEarle Bruce
1982Michigan8–18–4#15L Rose Bowl 24–14 vs. UCLABo Schembechler
1983Illinois9–010–2#10#10L Rose Bowl 45–9 vs. UCLAMike White
1984Ohio State7–29–3#13#12L Rose Bowl 20–17 vs. USCEarle Bruce
1985Iowa7–110–2#10#9L Rose Bowl 45–28 vs. UCLAHayden Fry
1986Michigan7–111–2#8#7L Rose Bowl 22–15 vs. Arizona StateBo Schembechler
Ohio State7–110–3#7#6W Cotton Bowl Classic 28–12 vs. Texas A&MEarle Bruce
1987Michigan State7–0–19–2–1#8#8W Rose Bowl 20–17 vs. USCGeorge Perles
1988Michigan7–0–19–2–1#4#4W Rose Bowl 22–14 vs. USCBo Schembechler
1989Michigan8–010–2#7#8L Rose Bowl 17–10 vs. USCBo Schembechler
1990Illinois6–28–4#25#24L Hall of Fame Bowl 30–0 vs. ClemsonJohn Mackovic
Iowa6–28–4#18#16L Rose Bowl 46–34 vs. WashingtonHayden Fry
Michigan6–29–3#7#8W Gator Bowl 35–3 vs. Ole MissGary Moeller
Michigan State6–28–3–1#16#14W John Hancock Bowl 17–16 vs. USCGeorge Perles
1991Michigan8–010–2#6#6L Rose Bowl 34–14 vs. WashingtonGary Moeller
1992Michigan6–0–29–0–3#5#5W Rose Bowl 38–31 vs. WashingtonGary Moeller
1993Ohio State6–1–110–1–1#11#10W Holiday Bowl 28–21 vs. BYUJohn Cooper
Wisconsin6–1–110–1–1#6#5W Rose Bowl 21–16 vs. UCLABarry Alvarez
1994Penn State8–012–0#2#2W Rose Bowl 38–20 vs. OregonJoe Paterno
1995Northwestern8–010–2#8#7L Rose Bowl 41–32 vs. USCGary Barnett
1996Northwestern7–19–3#15#16L Florida Citrus Bowl 48–28 vs. TennesseeGary Barnett
Ohio State7–111–1#2#2W Rose Bowl 20–17 vs. Arizona StateJohn Cooper
1997Michigan*8–012–0#1#2W Rose Bowl 21–16 vs. Washington StateLloyd Carr
1998Michigan7–110–3#12#12W Florida Citrus Bowl 45–31 vs. ArkansasLloyd Carr
Ohio State7–111–1#2#2W Sugar Bowl 24–14 vs. Texas A&MJohn Cooper
Wisconsin7–111–1#6#5W Rose Bowl 38–31 vs. UCLABarry Alvarez
1999Wisconsin7–110–2#4#4W Rose Bowl 17–9 vs. StanfordBarry Alvarez
2000Michigan6–29–3#11#10W Florida Citrus Bowl 31–28 vs. AuburnLloyd Carr
Northwestern6–28–4L Alamo Bowl 66–17 vs. NebraskaRandy Walker
Purdue6–28–4#13#13L Rose Bowl 34–24 vs. WashingtonJoe Tiller
2001Illinois7–110–2#12#12L Sugar Bowl 47–34 vs. LSURon Turner
2002Iowa8–011–2#8#8L Orange Bowl 38–17 vs. USCKirk Ferentz
Ohio State*8–014–0#1#1W Fiesta Bowl (BCS Championship Game) 31–24 vs. MiamiJim Tressel
2003Michigan7–110–3#6#7L Rose Bowl 28–14 vs. USCLloyd Carr
2004Iowa7–110–2#8#8W Capital One Bowl 30–25 vs. LSUKirk Ferentz
Michigan7–19–3#14#12L Rose Bowl 38–37 vs. TexasLloyd Carr
2005Ohio State7–110–2#4#4W Fiesta Bowl 34–20 vs. Notre DameJim Tressel
2006Ohio State8–012–1#2#2L BCS Championship Game 41–14 vs. FloridaJim Tressel
2007Ohio State7–111–2#5#4L BCS Championship Game 38–24 vs. LSUJim Tressel
2008Ohio State7–110–3#9#11L Fiesta Bowl 24–21 vs. TexasJim Tressel
2009Ohio State7–111–2#5#5W Rose Bowl 26–17 vs. OregonJim Tressel
2010^Michigan State7–111–2#14#14L Capital One Bowl 49–7 vs. AlabamaMark Dantonio
Wisconsin7–111–2#7#8L Rose Bowl 21–19 vs. TCUBret Bielema
2011Wisconsin6–211–3#10#11L Rose Bowl 45–38 vs. OregonBret Bielema
2012Wisconsin4–48–6L Rose Bowl 20–14 vs. StanfordBret Bielema
2013Michigan State8–012–1#3#3W Rose Bowl 24-20 vs. StanfordMark Dantonio

Note: an asterisk (*) denotes a national championship for that season recognized by the College Football Data Warehouse. See: NCAA Division I FBS National Football Championship#College Football Data Warehouse recognized national champions

^ Ohio State vacated all wins from the 2010 season and their share of the championship due to NCAA violations.

† Penn State vacated all wins from the 2005 and 2008 seasons and their shares of the championship due to sanctions stemming from the Penn State child sex abuse scandal.

Championships by school[edit]

SchoolYears of
Participation
Big Ten
Championships
Last
Big Ten
Championship
Last
Outright
Big Ten
Championship
Chicago1896–1939719241924
Illinois1896–present1520012001
Indiana1900–present219671945
Iowa1900–present1120041985
Michigan1896–1906, 1917–present4220042003
Michigan State1953–present820132013
Minnesota1896–present1819671941
Nebraska2011–present0————
Northwestern1896–1906, 1908–present820001995
Ohio State1913–present34^2009^2009
Penn State1993–present119941994
Purdue1896–present820001929
Wisconsin1896–present1420122012

^Ohio State vacated all wins from the 2010 season and their share of championship

Penn State vacated all wins from the 2005 and 2008 seasons and their shares of the championship

Championships by head coach[edit]

Head CoachSchool
Big Ten
Championships
Woody HayesOhio State13
Bo SchembechlerMichigan13
Fielding H. YostMichigan10
Henry L. WilliamsMinnesota8
Amos Alonzo StaggChicago7
Robert ZuppkeIllinois7
Bernie BiermanMinnesota7
Jim TresselOhio State6^
Lloyd CarrMichigan5
Harry KipkeMichigan4
Earle BruceOhio State4
Philip KingWisconsin3
John WilceOhio State3
Ray EliotIllinois3
Bennie OosterbaanMichigan3
Forest EvashevskiIowa3
Hayden FryIowa3
Gary MoellerMichigan3
John CooperOhio State3
Barry AlvarezWisconsin3
Bret BielemaWisconsin3
Howard JonesIowa2
Dick HanleyNorthwestern2
Noble KizerPurdue2
Francis SchmidtOhio State2
Fritz CrislerMichigan2
Milt BruhnWisconsin2
Murray WarmathMinnesota2
Mark DantonioMichigan State2
Duffy DaughertyMichigan State2
George PerlesMichigan State2
Gary BarnettNorthwestern2
Kirk FerentzIowa2
Gustave FerbertMichigan1
Alden KnipeIowa1
Walter McCornackNorthwestern1
Charles P. HutchinsWisconsin1
Arthur HallIllinois1
William JuneauWisconsin1
A. G. ScanlonPurdue1
Glenn ThistlethwaiteNorthwestern1
Clarence SpearsMinnesota1
James PhelanPurdue1
Pappy WaldorfNorthwestern1
Paul BrownOhio State1
Elmer BurnhamPurdue1
Carroll WiddoesOhio State1
Bo McMillinIndiana1
Wes FeslerOhio State1
Stu HolcombPurdue1
Ivy WilliamsonWisconsin1
Clarence MunnMichigan State1
Pete ElliottIllinois1
Bump ElliottMichigan1
John PontIndiana1
Jack MollenkopfPurdue1
Darryl RogersMichigan State1
Mike WhiteIllinois1
John MackovicIllinois1
Joe TillerPurdue1
Randy WalkerNorthwestern1
Ron TurnerIllinois1
Joe PaternoPenn State1

^Ohio State vacated all wins from the 2010 season and their share of the championship

†Penn State vactated all wins from the 2005 and 2008 seasons and their shares of the championship

References[edit]

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