No major shakeups. Stanford’s loss at USC means Oregon is now slated to play Ohio State in the Rose Bowl. But UCLA just as easily could be the foe. The Buckeyes cling to BCS title game hopes, resting at No. 3 in the current standings.
But, they’ll need a loss by Alabama or Florida State to get there—while fencing off hard-charging No. 4 Baylor. Stay tuned. Gonna be fun.
I have flipped the spots of Michigan State and Wisconsin, with the Spartans now in the Capital One and the Badgers in the Outback. No big whoop, honestly.
Wisconsin still harbors hopes of securing an at-large BCS bowl spot. The Badgers need to ascend to No. 14 in the BCS standings; they are No. 19 now. Michigan State is No. 13, but if it loses the Big Ten title game, it figures to sink.
How about iconic rivals Nebraska and Oklahoma meeting in Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl? Delicious.
Rose Bowl, Jan. 1 (Big Ten vs. Pac-12): Ohio State vs. Oregon
Capital One Bowl, Jan. 1 (Big Ten vs. SEC): Michigan State vs. Missouri
Outback Bowl, Jan. 1 (Big Ten vs. SEC): Wisconsin vs. Texas A&M
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, Dec. 28 (Big Ten vs. Big 12): Nebraska vs. Oklahoma
Gator Bowl, Jan. 1 (Big Ten vs. SEC): Michigan vs. Georgia
Texas Bowl, Dec. 27 (Big Ten vs. Big 12): Minnesota vs. Texas Tech
Heart of Dallas, Jan. 1 (Big Ten vs. C-USA): Iowa vs. North Texas
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