Moments after Ohio State wrapped up the national championship Monday night in Arlington, Texas, the way-too-early 2015 top 25 polls were released.
To the surprise of absolutely nobody, national champion Ohio State (14-1) sits atop the final AP Poll, released Tuesday morning. [ MORE: Dienhart: ‘This Ohio State team isn’t going anywhere’ ] The Buckeyes, who beat Oregon in the inaugural College Football Playoff Championship Game on Monday night, received all 59 first-place votes and moved up four spots. The Ducks finished No. 2. TCU, Alabama, Michigan State (11-2) and Florida State, which tied with 1,212 votes, round out the top 5. Wisconsin (11-3), the Big Ten’s third and final ranked team, comes in at No. 13. [ MORE: Buy your Ohio
With the football season hitting its apex and the Big Ten playing a major role, I reach into my Big Ten Mailbag to answer your queries. The Jim Harbaugh hires continues to resonate.
Historic? Tide turning? However you wanna label the Big Ten’s bowl season, it sent a message that the conference still carries a big stick and may be primed for a run of domination.
With all 38 bowl games in the books, it's time to take a look at our top 10 plays of Big Ten bowl season. Watch all of them inside.
How did Big Ten fans and the BTN.com team do with their Big Ten bowl game predictions? Hint: No one did better than guest picker Bruce Feldman.
That was fun, wasn't it? Get BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's Best of the 2015 Outback Bowl inside.
When it's 4th-and-1, give it to Melvin Gordon He goes 53 yards on this #SCTop10 TD run http://t.co/2GjZCyHgdY 21-17 Badgers. #OutbackBowl — ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) January 1, 2015 Another game, another big Melvin Gordon performance. The Heisman runner-up torched Auburn in Thursday afternoon’s Outback Bowl for 200-plus yards, including a highlight-reel 53 yard touchdown run on a pivotal 4th-and-1. Gordon was a beast all afternoon, also scoring three touchdowns. Watch his highlight run above.
Happy New Year, Big Ten fans! It’s been a wild and entertaining day of New Year’s Day bowls, and there’s still Ohio State vs. Alabama in the Sugar Bowl to go. Catch up on all of today’s action on our Big Ten scoreboard. In completed action, Wisconsin topped Auburn in overtime in the Outback Bowl, Michigan State stunned Baylor in the Cotton Bowl and Minnesota lost to Missouri in the Citrus Bowl. Want to catch up on all of this year’s bowl games? You’ll want to check out our 2014-15 bowl schedule page. Use the links below to track all
With the New Year just about here, BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart is taking a look back at the bets of 2014 Big Ten football.