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Debate it: Do you want to see an eight-team playoff?

BCS. College Football Playoff. Whatever it is, fans are going to find flaws in the system. [ MORE: Read our Week 12 picks, then vote for yours | Week 12 previews | Big Ten scoreboard | Polls: Pick Week 12 winners | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Latest polls | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Mailbag | Q&A: Jason Cabinda ] This is the second year of the College Football Playoff era, and with weekly rankings behind released every Tuesday night, arguments heat up on a daily basis. Is a four-team playoff the right move? What would

Big Ten Player Rankings: Elliott lands on top, Howard moving up

Week 12 of the Big Ten football season is less than 24 hours away, ladies and gentlemen! [ MORE: Read our Week 12 picks, then vote for yours | Week 12 previews | Big Ten scoreboard | Polls: Pick Week 12 winners | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Latest polls | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Mailbag | Q&A: Jason Cabinda | Highlights on YouTube] We have seen so many outstanding games thus far, and even more amazing individual performances. In last week’s edition of Big Ten Player Rankings, BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart had Ezekiel Elliott as

Week 12 Takes: Playoff scenarios, defensive trends & bowl chances

Most experts agree that an unbeaten Big Ten champion will seize a spot in the four-team college football playoff, but what about a one-loss Michigan State squad? Speaking of Michigan, keep an eye on its rush defense. And Indiana is fighting for its bowl life. Read these takes and more leading into a very intriguing Big Ten Week 12 in football.

Media survey: Who is the best defensive player in the Big Ten?

With the season about to conclude, awards soon will be handed out. On that note, who has been the top defensive player in the Big Ten? I asked some of my esteemed Big Ten media colleagues. [ MORE: Week 12 previews | Big Ten scoreboard | Polls: Pick Week 12 winners | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Mailbag ] My choice? It has to be Penn State defensive end Carl Nassib, who has emerged from a former walk-on to become an All-American who should be a very high draft pick. NFL

Best of Week 12: Ohio State vs. Michigan State tops one big slate

It's almost here. Week 12 football games. None of the games is bigger than Michigan State at Ohio State in a battle between two of the best teams in the Big Ten. Our Tom Dienhart looks at all of the games and lays out his weekly upset alert, best matchups, spotlight players and more. Plus, watch the video to look back at recent history between Ohio State and Michigan State.

Big Ten/SEC Challenge, you say? These matchups would be fun!

Arkansas coach Bret Beilema offered an idea that garnered plenty of attention on social media Wednesday. Speaking to the media, the former Wisconsin coach proposed a Big Ten/SEC Challenge to help with future non-conference scheduling.