Tom Dienhart, Senior Writer, May 30, 2013

This is interesting. From the, here is the composite Big Ten 2012-13 standings, showing the average finish among each school?s men?s and women?s teams. A big year for Michigan, which is on a roll. The Wolverines took Big Ten titles in softball, men's gymnastics, women's cross country, women's tennis and men's swimming. Wait until the football team really gets it going.

Here are the official composite standings (this only accounts for Big Ten standings, not NCAA performance):

1. Michigan 4.04
2. Minnesota 4.43
3. Ohio State 4.64
4. Penn State 4.92
5. Illinois 5.24
6. Nebraska 5.57
7. Wisconsin 6.10
8. Indiana 6.22
9. Northwestern 6.29
10. Michigan State 6.83
11. Purdue 7.35
12. Iowa 7.58

Iowa and Michigan State were the only schools not to win a title in any sport.

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