Brent Yarina, Senior Editor, June 24, 2015

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Which Big Ten team has the best fight song?

It's Michigan's "The Victors," according to a recent ranking, part of its daily 15 for '15 series.

"The Victors" took the publication's No. 2 spot, behind only Notre Dame's "Victory March."

Two other Big Ten fight songs made the cut, with "On Wisconsin!" and "Buckeye Battle Cry" opening the ranking at No. 15 and No. 14, respectively.

See what said about the Big Ten's fight songs below:

No. 15: "On Wisconsin!"

A mighty interesting back story, as it was written in 1909 as "Minnesota, Minnesota" because that school was sponsoring a contest looking for a new fight song. But it never was entered, and the lyrics were rewritten to spotlight Wisconsin instead. Read full analysis.

No. 14: "Buckeye Battle Cry"
The song was written (by an Ohio University alum!) and entered in a contest in 1919, when Ohio State was looking for a new fight song. Read full analysis.

No. 2: "The Victors"
The song was written in 1898 by a Michigan music major after the Wolverines upset then-rival Chicago. It first was played in public in 1899, by noted composer/conductor John Philip Sousa's band. Read full analysis.


Got to say, Michigan fan or not, "The Victors" is very deserving of its No. 2 ranking. It's iconic, it's recognizable, and it's catchy.

Which Big Ten fight song is your favorite? Cast your vote in the poll above!