Ok, I need help from everybody here. My mind is not large enough to comprehend this possibility, so I'm hoping that writing it out will help.
With Michigan losing last night, and the way the rest of the schedules work out, there is a possibility for a 5 way tie for first (according to record) at the end of the regular season.
Here's how it will work:
Ohio State wins out, beating Indiana in the process - Finishes 13-5
Indiana goes 1-2, losing to OSU and UM - Finishes 13-5
Michigan wins out, beating MSU and IU - Finishes 13-5
Michigan State goes 2-1, losing to Michigan and beating UW - Finishes 13-5
Wisconsin goes 2-1, losing to MSU - Finishes 13-5
I feel like this scenario is actually pretty possible. OSU winning at Indiana and might be tough, but all the other big match ups have the home team winning.
What I need help with is the tie breakers. I'm not sure what they are and how they would apply here besides head to head.
Here is what would happen in this scenario --
OSU -- split with all of the other teams.
Indiana -- split with OSU and UM, beat MSU twice, but only played UW once and lost.
Michigan -- split everyone besides UW which they only played once and lost.
Michigan State -- split with OSU, UM and UW, lost to IU twice.
Wisconsin -- split with OSU and UW, and only play UM and IU once and beat them both.
Whew.... Hopefully all of that information is correct. It's hard to keep track of everything when it's hypothetical.
Can anyone help with the tie breakers?