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A look back at the last time Wisconsin and Ohio State played

Wisconsin and Ohio State didn’t meet this season, adding intrigue to this Saturday night’s clash in Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis for the Big Ten championship. But the teams did meet last year on Sept. 28. The Buckeyes (4-0 overall) were No. 4 and Wisconsin (3-1) was No. 24, as Ohio State took a 31-24 decision in Columbus with none other than LeBron James in attendance to watch the Buckeyes push their national-long winning streak to 17. Yes, rosters have changed and the chemistry of each squad has been altered, as teams take on different personalities from year to year.

Ohio State moves up to No. 5 in latest College Football Playoff Poll

The sixth College Football Playoff Poll was released Tuesday night. Ohio State moved up to No. 5 to pace the Big Ten for the fourth straight week. The Buckeyes, fresh off a rivalry win over Michigan, were No. 6 last week. Michigan State moved up two spots, to No. 8, after rolling at Penn State, while Wisconsin jumped just one spot, to No. 13, following its win over then-No. 18 Minnesota. Minnesota dropped out of the poll as a result of its loss at Wisconsin. As has been the case every week in this poll, the Big Ten is shut

Madison, Ann Arbor land in top 3 of USA TODAY's top college football towns

The Big Ten is home to two of the three best college football towns, according to a recent usatoday.com College Football Fan Index. Madison (University of Wisconsin) tops the poll, followed by Austin (University of Texas), and Ann Arbor (University of Michigan) is No. 3. Here’s a snippet of what the site says about Madison: “What makes it so great? Let’s start with the fact that even when it’s cold and covered with snow, the city is picturesque. Located between Lakes Mendota and Monona, Madison has no shortage of great water views. There are also plenty of places to gorge.

Audio: Listen to the Big Ten Championship players teleconference

On Monday, Wisconsin players Rob Havenstein, Marcus Trotter, Melvin Gordon and Ohio State players Doran Grant, Michael Bennett and Evan Spencer spoke with reporters about the upcoming Big Ten Football Championship on Saturday, Dec. 6 in Indianapolis. You can listen here. Don’t forget: BTN will present the exclusive, live announcement of both coaches’ and media All-Big Ten teams, as well as several Big Ten football awards during the BTN Live: All-Conference Selection Show at 6 p.m. ET tonight. The 10 individual position trophies that will be announced Monday include the Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year, Ameche-Dayne Running Back of the Year,

Big Ten Bowl Projections: Palm has 3 teams in selection committee bowls

Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com has his latest bowl projections out, with only the Big Ten title game left. Can’t imagine things will change much from here on out. Palm, a Purdue grad who played in the marching band, has 10 Big Ten teams in the postseason, with Michigan, Northwestern, Indiana and Purdue the only schools out. Palm has no Big Ten teams in the playoffs, but three are in “selection committee” bowls—up from one last week. Here is how Palm lines up the Big Ten. Cotton: Ohio State vs. Arizona Peach: Michigan State vs. TCU Fiesta: Wisconsin vs. Boise State