BTN.com's 2014 Big Ten football uniform poll

BTN.com's 2014 Big Ten football uniform poll

Everybody enjoys a good football uniform. Already home to some of the game’s most iconic uniforms, the Big Ten will garner even more attention for its designs with Maryland and Rutgers’ arrival. Who has the best uniforms? We asked five college football writers to help us form BTN.com’s 2014 Big Ten uniform poll.

The voters: Steven Lassan, Andrew Lind, Stewart Mandel, Chris Vannini and Jim Weber, in addition to BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart, Sean Merriman and Brent Yarina.

Voters ranked the Big Ten uniforms, from 1-14, considering each team’s full ensemble (home, away, alternates, throwbacks, primary helmet and alternate helmets), with a first-place vote receiving one point, a second-place vote two points, and so on.

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1. Ohio State – 21 (3, 2, 2, 1, 3, 1, 6, 3)

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Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

2. Michigan – 23 (1, 1, 1, 4, 2, 2, 10, 2)

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

3. Penn State – 30 (2, 3, 3, 3, 10, 5, 3, 1)

Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports

Matthew O’Haren-USA TODAY Sports

4. Michigan State – 45 (8, 5, 6, 7, 4, 3, 2, 10)

Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

5. Nebraska – 49 (5, 4, 4, 11, 6, 6, 7, 6)

Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

6. Northwestern – 55 (7, 9, 9, 8, 1, 11, 5, 5)

 Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

7. Iowa – 58 (4, 6, 5, 6, 12, 4, 14, 7)

Byron Hetzler-USA TODAY Sports

Byron Hetzler-USA TODAY Sports

8. Wisconsin – 64 (6, 7, 7, 12, 7, 7, 9, 9)

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

9. Minnesota – 65 (10, 10, 11, 2, 8, 8, 12, 4)

Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

10. Maryland – 72 (12, 8, 12, 10, 5, 12, 1, 12)

Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

11. Illinois – 86 (9, 13, 14, 5, 9, 10, 13, 13)

@IlliniAthletics

@IlliniAthletics

11. Purdue – 86 (14, 11, 13, 9, 11, 9, 8, 11)

Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

13. Rutgers – 90 (11, 12, 8, 14, 13, 14, 4, 14)

Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

14. Indiana – 96 (13, 14, 10, 13, 14, 13, 11, 8)

Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

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Some quick thoughts:

  • No big surprises with the top three (Ohio State, Michigan & Penn State), the Big Ten’s most iconic uniforms.
  • Five teams (Michigan, Maryland, Northwestern, Ohio State & Penn State) received at least one first-place vote.
  • Michigan had the most first-place votes (3), but still finished second.
  • Five teams (Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State & Penn State) received at least one second-place vote.
  • Maryland was the most polarizing uniform, with a first-place vote and several 12th-place votes.

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Here’s how each person voted:

Steward Mandel (@slmandel), foxsports.com
1. Michigan
2. Penn State
3. Ohio State
4. Iowa
5. Nebraska
6. Wisconsin
7. Northwestern
8. Michigan State
9. Illinois
10. Minnesota
11. Rutgers
12. Maryland
13. Indiana
14. Purdue

Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven), AthlonSports.com
1. Michigan
2. Ohio State
3. Penn State
4. Nebraska
5. Michigan State
6. Iowa
7. Wisconsin
8. Maryland
9. Northwestern
10. Minnesota
11. Purdue
12. Rutgers
13. Illinois
14. Indiana

Jim Weber (@JimMWeber), LostLettermen.com
1. Michigan
2. Ohio State
3. Penn State
4. Nebraska
5. Iowa
6. Michigan State
7. Wisconsin
8. Rutgers
9. Northwestern
10. Indiana
11. Minnesota
12. Maryland
13. Purdue
14. Illinois

Andrew Lind (@sbnuniforms), landgrantholyland.com
1. Ohio State
2. Minnesota
3. Penn State
4. Michigan
5. Illinois
6. Iowa
7. Michigan State
8. Northwestern
9. Purdue
10. Maryland
11. Nebraska
12. Wisconsin
13. Indiana
14. Rutgers

Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini), SpartanTailgate.com
1. Northwestern
2. Michigan
3. Ohio State
4. Michigan State
5. Maryland
6. Nebraska
7. Wisconsin
8. Minnesota
9. Illinois
10. Penn State
11. Purdue
12. Iowa
13. Rutgers
14. Indiana

Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart), BTN.com
1. Ohio State
2. Michigan
3. Michigan State
4. Iowa
5. Penn State
6. Nebraska
7. Wisconsin
8. Minnesota
9. Purdue
10. Illinois
11. Northwestern
12.  Maryland
13.  Indiana
14. Rutgers

Sean Merriman (@BTNSean), BTN.com
1. Maryland
2. Michigan State
3. Penn State
4. Rutgers
5. Northwestern
6. Ohio State
7. Nebraska
8. Purdue
9. Wisconsin
10. Michigan
11. Indiana
12. Minnesota
13. Illinois
14. Iowa

Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina), BTN.com
1. Penn State
2. Michigan
3. Ohio State
4. Minnesota
5. Northwestern
6. Nebraska
7. Iowa
8. Indiana
9. Wisconsin
10. Michigan State
11. Purdue
12. Maryland
13. Illinois
14. Rutgers

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