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1998 Big Ten Conference Year Summary

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Record: 74-56, .569 W-L% (2nd of 11) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 6.74 (2nd of 11) ▪ SOS: 4.37 (3rd of 11)

Conference Champion: Michigan, Ohio State and Wisconsin

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State and Wisconsin)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue and Wisconsin)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Ohio State 11 1 .917 7 1 .875 35.8 12.0 23.02 4.77
Wisconsin 11 1 .917 7 1 .875 31.8 11.9 16.45 1.78
Michigan 10 3 .769 7 1 .875 27.6 18.1 12.01 3.86
Purdue 9 4 .692 6 2 .750 34.2 21.2 14.70 5.40
Penn State 9 3 .750 5 3 .625 26.4 15.3 13.79 5.29
Michigan State 6 6 .500 4 4 .500 28.0 24.5 8.13 5.80
Minnesota 5 6 .455 2 6 .250 20.8 22.6 3.12 5.12
Indiana 4 7 .364 2 6 .250 22.3 27.7 0.78 4.60
Illinois 3 8 .273 2 6 .250 13.5 29.6 -7.93 3.70
Iowa 3 8 .273 2 6 .250 15.6 26.1 -3.65 5.08
Northwestern 3 9 .250 0 8 .000 17.8 28.1 -6.28 2.72

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/7 9/14 9/21 9/28 10/5 10/12 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23 11/30 12/7 Final
Ohio State 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 7 7 5 5 3 2
Wisconsin 20 17 14 14 13 12 9 9 9 8 8 13 10 8 9 6
Michigan 5 13     25       22 22 15 11 15 15 15 12
Penn State 13 9 8 7 7 13 12 10 10 9 19 16 23 22 22 17
Purdue                               24
Michigan State 23                              

5 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1999-01-01 Citrus Bowl Michigan 45 Arkansas 31 Citrus Bowl (Orlando, FL)
1999-01-01 Outback Bowl Penn State 26 Kentucky 14 Outback Bowl (Tampa, FL)
1999-01-01 Rose Bowl Wisconsin 38 UCLA 31 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
1999-01-01 Sugar Bowl Ohio State 24 Texas A&M 14 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
1998-12-29 Alamo Bowl Purdue 37 Kansas State 34 Alamo Bowl (San Antonio, TX)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completion Percentage

1. Drew Brees* (Purdue) 63.4
2. Tom Brady (Michigan) 61.9
3. Joe Germaine* (Ohio State) 59.9
4. Gavin Hoffman (Northwestern) 54.5
5. Bill Burke (Michigan State) 54.5
6. Kyle McCann (Iowa) 54.1
7. Kevin Thompson (Penn State) 53.5
8. Mike Samuel* (Wisconsin) 52.3
9. Billy Cockerham (Minnesota) 51.1
10. Antwaan Randle El (Indiana) 46.5

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Joe Germaine* (Ohio State) 9.2
2. Bill Burke (Michigan State) 7.1
3. Tom Brady (Michigan) 7.0
4. Drew Brees* (Purdue) 6.8
5. Mike Samuel* (Wisconsin) 6.5
6. Kevin Thompson (Penn State) 6.4
7. Kyle McCann (Iowa) 6.3
8. Gavin Hoffman (Northwestern) 5.7
9. Antwaan Randle El (Indiana) 5.0
10. Billy Cockerham (Minnesota) 4.6

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Joe Germaine* (Ohio State) 150.6
2. Drew Brees* (Purdue) 137.8
3. Tom Brady (Michigan) 133.1
4. Bill Burke (Michigan State) 127.3
5. Kevin Thompson (Penn State) 118.1
6. Mike Samuel* (Wisconsin) 116.6
7. Gavin Hoffman (Northwestern) 116.3
8. Kyle McCann (Iowa) 114.2
9. Billy Cockerham (Minnesota) 111.6
10. Antwaan Randle El (Indiana) 99.4

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Chris Chambers* (Wisconsin) 20.1
2. David Boston* (Ohio State) 16.9
3. Tyrone Browning (Indiana) 16.3
4. Plaxico Burress (Michigan State) 15.6
5. Dee Miller* (Ohio State) 15.5
6. Tai Streets (Michigan) 15.1
7. D'Wayne Bates (Northwestern) 15.0
8. Chafie Fields (Penn State) 14.8
9. Marcus Knight (Michigan) 14.6
10. Gari Scott (Michigan State) 14.5

Total Yards Per Play

1. Joe Germaine* (Ohio State) 7.3
2. Drew Brees* (Purdue) 6.5

Punt Return Touchdowns

1. Nick Davis* (Wisconsin) 2
  Kahlil Hill (Iowa) 2

Interception Return Touchdowns

1. Jamar Fletcher* (Wisconsin) 3