Big Ten Football: Five most anticipated games of 2015 season

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Oct 12, 2013; Madison, WI, USA; The Big Ten logo on the field at Camp Randall Stadium following the game between the Northwestern Wildcats and Wisconsin Badgers. Wisconsin won 35-6. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

2015 will usher in one of the most anticipated Big Ten football seasons in quite some time as the conference looks to officially cement its status as the best in the nation.

With all the storylines involving the Big Ten, narrowing down a top games list to just five total is no easy task.

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While we feel the selections we made effectively combine most or all of the elements of intrigue — coaching changes, impact on the conference title game, rivalries, national championship contenders — there were a few others that could be equally entertaining this season. Heck, you could make a list of top games just involving East division squads that would rival any other conference’s schedule.

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Conference newbies Maryland and Rutgers will undoubtedly continue to grow their rivalries with one another and Penn State, while the Nittany Lions look primed for some important games against Ohio State, Michigan and Michigan State. Even Indiana could offer some must-see football in 2015.

While the West isn’t as loaded as the East on paper, there’s bound to be at least one overlooked team that will assert itself into the mix and shake things up, too.

So if your team didn’t make the cut, don’t take it personally — this is the real cream of the crop. However, don’t be afraid to leave a comment or voice your opinion on social media after reading my article to continue the conversation.

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