Big 10's "Little 8" vs Eastern Independent's "Little 7"

1966 - 1992: The Pre-Big 10 Joe Paterno Era



1. Head-to-Head Comparison 1966 - 1992

Big 10's "Little 8" Record Versus
E. Independent's "Little 7"
Big 10 Team Record vs Eastern "Little 7"
Illinois5 - 4
Indiana3 - 4
Iowa1 - 1
Michigan State5 - 3 - 1
Minnesota0 - 3
Northwestern2 - 8
Purdue0 - 2
Wisconsin1 - 3 - 1
TOTAL17 - 28 - 2
37.7%
E. Independent's "Little 7" Record
Versus Big 10's "Little 8"
Eastern Team Record vs Big 10's "Little 8"
Boston College2 - 0
Maryland1 - 0
Pittsburgh8 - 2
Rutgers4 - 1
Syracuse9 - 13 - 2
Temple1 - 0
West Virginia3 - 1
TOTAL28 - 17 - 2
62.2%





2. I-A Winning Percentage 1966 - 1992

(National Ranking of 110 I-A Teams)

Rank Team Win-Pct Won Lost Tied
33West Virginia59.046% 176 121 7
39Rutgers56.574% 161 123 5
45Pittsburgh55.082% 164 133 8
46Syracuse54.801% 163 134 5
49Boston College54.054% 159 135 2
57tMichigan State52.181% 151 1389
62Maryland50.987% 152146 6
67Purdue48.986% 143149 4
69Temple48.410% 135144 4
71Iowa48.039% 143155 8
78Illinois44.833% 130161 9
80Minnesota44.407% 128161 6
84Indiana41.806% 122171 6
95Wisconsin38.176% 109179 8
109Northwestern22.603% 64224 4
TOTAL Big 10's "Little 8"42.526%990133854
TOTAL Eastern Independent's "Little 7"54.252%111093637




3. Bowl Records 1966 - 1992

Big 10's "Little 8" Bowl Record
Big 10 Team Bowl Record 1966-1992
Illinois1 - 7
Indiana3 - 4
Iowa4 - 5 - 1
Michigan State3 - 3
Minnesota1 - 2
Northwestern0 - 0
Purdue4 - 1
Wisconsin1 - 2
TOTAL17 - 24 -1
41.5%
E. Independent's "Little 7" Bowl Record
Eastern Team Bowl Record 1966-1992
Boston College2 - 3
Maryland4 - 7 - 1
Pittsburgh7 - 5
Rutgers0 - 1
Syracuse6 - 2 -1
Temple1 - 0
West Virginia5 - 5
TOTAL25 - 23 - 2
52.1%




NOTES:
Big 10 Teams in Red
Eastern Independents in Blue

DATA SOURCES:
Chris Stassen Site
James Howell Site
College Football History



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