As many of you know, the Big Ten is the oldest college conference. It started out as the Western conference based at the University of Chicago in the late 1890s. The founding members were UC, Michigan, Purdue, Northwestern, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois. The Michigan Fight Song lyrics "Champions of the West" refers to the Western Conference.
I am a Graduate Engineering student of a Big Ten School. I am asking blog members of each Big Ten school who their #1 rival is. Please answer only if you have a relationship with your school (student, alumni, season ticket holder, family member is a student, employee, staff, contractor, booster etc). Please do not answer if you are a casual fan of Maryland.