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1961 Big Ten Conference Schedule and Results

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Record: 52-38-1, .577 W-L% (1st of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 11.51 (1st of 12) ▪ SOS: 8.95 (1st of 12)

Conference Champion: Ohio State

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Iowa, Michigan State and Ohio State)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State and Purdue)

32 Games

Only Ranked Teams ▪ Conference games only
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1 Sep 30, 1961 Sat (10) Michigan State 20 @ Wisconsin 0
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
2 Oct 7, 1961 Sat Northwestern 28 @ Illinois 7
3 Oct 7, 1961 Sat Wisconsin 6 @ Indiana 3
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
4 Oct 14, 1961 Sat (2) Iowa 27 Indiana 8
5 Oct 14, 1961 Sat (5) Michigan State 28 @ (6) Michigan 0
6 Oct 14, 1961 Sat Minnesota 10 @ Northwestern 3
7 Oct 14, 1961 Sat (7) Ohio State 44 Illinois 0
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
8 Oct 21, 1961 Sat (4) Iowa 47 Wisconsin 15
9 Oct 21, 1961 Sat Michigan 16 Purdue 14
10 Oct 21, 1961 Sat Minnesota 33 @ Illinois 0
11 Oct 21, 1961 Sat (7) Ohio State 10 @ Northwestern 0
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
12 Oct 28, 1961 Sat (1) Michigan State 35 Indiana 0
13 Oct 28, 1961 Sat Minnesota 23 Michigan 20
14 Oct 28, 1961 Sat (6) Ohio State 30 @ Wisconsin 21
15 Oct 28, 1961 Sat Purdue 9 (5) Iowa 0
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
16 Nov 4, 1961 Sat Minnesota 13 (1) Michigan State 0
17 Nov 4, 1961 Sat Northwestern 14 Indiana 8
18 Nov 4, 1961 Sat (5) Ohio State 29 (9) Iowa 13
19 Nov 4, 1961 Sat Purdue 23 @ Illinois 9
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
20 Nov 11, 1961 Sat Michigan 38 @ Illinois 6
21 Nov 11, 1961 Sat (5) Minnesota 16 @ Iowa 9
22 Nov 11, 1961 Sat (3) Ohio State 16 @ Indiana 7
23 Nov 11, 1961 Sat Purdue 7 (6) Michigan State 6
24 Nov 11, 1961 Sat Wisconsin 29 @ Northwestern 10
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
25 Nov 18, 1961 Sat Michigan 23 Iowa 14
26 Nov 18, 1961 Sat (9) Michigan State 21 Northwestern 13
27 Nov 18, 1961 Sat (5) Minnesota 10 (7) Purdue 7
28 Nov 18, 1961 Sat Wisconsin 55 Illinois 7
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
29 Nov 25, 1961 Sat (8) Michigan State 34 Illinois 7
30 Nov 25, 1961 Sat (2) Ohio State 50 @ Michigan 20
31 Nov 25, 1961 Sat Purdue 34 @ Indiana 12
32 Nov 25, 1961 Sat Wisconsin 23 @ (3) Minnesota 21