The 2015 standings and bowl games, and each team’s 2016 opener:

East Division

Michigan State* (12-2 , 7-1 Big Ten in 2015); Lost to Alabama 38-0 in Cotton Bowl; 2016 opener: Friday vs. Furman

Ohio State (12-1, 7-1); Def. Notre Dame 44-28 in Fiesta Bowl; 2016 opener: Saturday vs. Bowling Green

Michigan (10-3, 6-2); Def. Florida 41-7 in Citrus Bowl; 2016 opener: Saturday vs. Hawaii

Penn State (7-6, 4-4); Lost 24-17 to Georgia in TaxSlayer Bowl; 2016 opener: Saturday vs. Kent State

Indiana (6-7, 2-6); Lost 44-41 (OT) to Duke in Pinstripe Bowl; 2016 opener: Thursday at Florida International

Rutgers (4-8, 1-7); no bowl; 2016 opener: Saturday at Washington

Maryland (3-9, 1-7); no bowl; 2016 opener: Saturday vs. Howard

West Division

Iowa* (12-2, 8-0); Lost 45-16 to Stanford in Rose Bowl; 2016 opener: Saturday vs. Miami (Ohio)

Northwestern (10-3, 6-2); Lost 45-6 to Tennessee in Outback Bowl; 2016 opener: Saturday vs. Western Michigan

Wisconsin (10-3, 6-2); Def. USC 23-21 in Holiday Bowl; 2016 opener: Saturday vs. LSU at Lambeau Field.

Nebraska (6-7, 3-5); Def. UCLA 37-29 in Foster Farms Bowl; 2016 opener: Saturday vs. Fresno State

Minnesota (6-7, 2-6); Def. Central Michigan 21-14 in Quick Lane Bowl; 2016 opener: Thursday vs. Oregon State

Illinois (5-7, 2-6); no bowl; 2016 opener: Saturday vs. Murray State

Purdue (2-10, 1-7); no bowl; 2016 opener: Saturday vs. Eastern Kentucky

* Michigan State beat Iowa 16-13 in the Big Ten Championship Game