Soon the official bowl pairings will be announced. Here are my last projections. The big change is Ohio State falling from the BCS title game to the Orange Bowl, and Michigan State rising to the Rose Bowl. So, the Big Ten will have two BCS bowl teams but will have to wait another year to win a national title. [ MORE: Twitter: Ex-Spartans react to B1G title win | Watch Spartans celebrate ] Rose Bowl, Jan. 1 (Big Ten vs. BCS/Pac-12): Michigan State vs. Stanford Orange Bowl, Jan. 3: (ACC vs. BCS): Ohio State vs. Clemson Capital One Bowl, Jan.
What a year for Big Ten football teams. There were plenty of ups and downs to go around. Now have a look at this slick video from our Big Ten Football Championship Pregame Show. It captures the football images of the year across the Big Ten Conference. Big Ten Conference Standings Leaders Conference Overall vs W-L PF PA Home Road W-L PF PA Home Road Top 25 x-Ohio State 8-0 368 182 4-0 4-0 12-0 578 243 7-0 5-0 2-0 Wisconsin 6-2 279 129 3-1 3-1 9-3 429 178 6-1 3-2 1-1 Penn State 4-4 211 256 3-1 1-3 7-5
If you’re on Twitter, you can vote in our ongoing series of Big Ten Twitter polls for our weekday TV show #BTNLive weekdays at 6 p.m. ET. On tonight’s #BTNLive show, our experts discuss this question: Should Saturday’s Big Ten Football Championship Game winner go to the BCS Championship Game? Two answers: #B1GYes or #B1GNo Select your choice below and tweet out your vote. We’ll be tabulating the hashtag totals all day and throughout the show.
This week on “The Journey: Big Ten Football 2013,” presented by Best Buy, we go behind the scenes on both sides of college football’s greatest rivalry – Ohio State vs. Michigan. Our cameras follow each team as they prepare for the game. Also this week, we profile Wisconsin senior running back James White on his Senior Day. Our usual game highlights focus on Ohio State-Michigan as well as Penn State’s upset over Wisconsin. The show airs at 7 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go. Don’t forget that you can also watch past episodes of our show at BTN2Go – another great reason
The 2013 All-Big Ten Football Teams were announced Monday night on BTN. Dave Revsine hosted the 60-minute special that included analysis from Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith. See both of the teams in this post. Earlier Monday, BTN.com released its 2013 All-Big Ten teams. [ MORE: See 2013 Big Ten individual award winners ] 2013 ALL-BIG TEN TEAM (COACHES) FIRST TEAM OFFENSE SECOND TEAM Braxton Miller, Ohio State Quarterback Connor Cook, Michigan State Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska Running Back Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin Carlos Hyde, Ohio State Running Back James White, Wisconsin Allen Robinson, Penn State Receiver Jeremy Gallon, Michigan Jared Abbrederis,
Crazy. That’s all I’m gonna say about that Alabama-Auburn game. The fallout of that zaniness scrambled the Big Ten Bowl Projections, which is why I do this in pencil—or at least on my nifty HP EliteBook 844Op. Alabama’s loss to Auburn puts Ohio State in position to play in the BCS title game. Michigan State also looks primed to make its first trip to the Rose Bowl in 26 years. [ MORE: BCS Standings | Power Rankings | Week 14 picks revisited | Week 14 grades & stocks ] The big loser last Saturday? Wisconsin. The Badgers’ stunning loss at home
BTN/BTN2Go announced the 2013 All-Big Ten Football Teams Monday night on “BTN Football Report: All-Conference Selection Show.” Before the teams became official, the BTN.com panel offered its All-Big Ten selections. [ MORE: Dienhart: Ohio State deserving of No. 2 BCS ranking ] TOM DIENHART (@BTNTomDienhart) OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Braxton Miller, Ohio State DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Ryan Shazier, Ohio State COACH OF THE YEAR: Mark Dantonio, Michigan State FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Christian Hackenberg, Penn State 1ST TEAM OFFENSE: QB: Braxton Miller, Ohio State; RB: Carlos Hyde, Ohio State; RB: Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska; WR: Allen Robinson, Penn
My final Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal, remain relatively unchanged after the final week of regular-season action. There are some potential debates. Like, should Minnesota be ahead of Nebraska? Still, there is no arguing about who the top two teams are. [ MORE: Ohio State-Michigan was a “classic” | Ohio State a double winner Saturday ] POWER RANKINGS PRESENTED BY 1. Ohio State (12-0, 8-0). The Buckeyes didn’t score any style points, but they won a thriller with Michigan to finish 12-0 and push their winning streak to 24-0. The offense is tremendous. Few teams in the nation are playing
A lot went on during the final weekend of the regular season, with Ohio State and Michigan State ending with wins to set up a clash between a 12-0 and 11-1 teams in the Big Ten title game. It should be a great battle. Here’s what I learned. Hang on, there’s a lot to cover. 1. If Braxton Miller had played every game this season, he’d be a top Heisman contender—if not THE top Heisman contender. No quarterback is playing better coming down the stretch. Miller was at his best as a runner at Michigan, carrying 16 times for 153
Before we turn our attention to the Big Ten title game, it’s time to revisit how the BTN.com team and Big Ten fans did with their Week 14 Big Ten predictions. Big Ten fans led the way, at 5-1, to move into a first-place tie atop the season standings. Nice work, fans! See all the Week 14 results and latest standings in this post. [ MORE: Week 14 scoreboard | Week 14 grades, stocks | Power Rankings ] Sean Merriman (@BTNSean) Season record: 80-16 Week 14 record: 4-2 Picks: Nebraska 27, Iowa 17; Michigan State 34, Minnesota 10; Ohio State