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Final power rankings: Ohio State finishes No. 1

This is the final edition of the 2012 Big Ten power rankings. And it’s pretty clear who the two best teams in the Big Ten are: Ohio State and Nebraska. Alas, they can’t meet in the conference title game, as the Buckeyes are on probation. But Ohio State finished 12-0, including a 63-38 win over the Cornhuskers in Columbus earlier this season. So, the Buckeyes must be best, right? [RELATED: Big Ten Player Rankings] See the final power rankings in the photo gallery below. About Tom Dienhart BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart is a veteran sports journalist who covers Big

How did we do? Week 13 picks revisited

Before we turn our attention to the Big Ten title game in Indianapolis, it’s time to check out how BTN.com fans, Tom Dienhart and yours truly did with our Week 13 predictions. For the second straight week, it was a perfect showing for BTN.com fans, who now stand two games ahead of Dienhart in the season standings. Dienhart and I both went 5-1, as the former missed Michigan-Ohio State and latter Indiana-Purdue. SEASON RECORDS BTN.com fans: 75-21; .781 Tom: 73-23; .760 Brent: 69-27; .719 Nebraska 13, Iowa 7 Tom’s pick: Nebraska, 35-13 – This will be like a de facto

PSU 24, Wisconsin 21 (OT): Photos, videos & recaps

Sam Ficken hit a 37-yard field goal in overtime, and Wisconsin’s Kyle French attempt from 45 yards went wide left to seal Penn State’s 24-21 win Saturday in an emotional season finale in Happy Valley. The Nittany Lions (8-4, 6-2 Big Ten) could have ended it for good a play earlier, but linebacker Glenn Carson dropped a potential interception. Still, the Beaver Stadium faithful celebrated anyway after French’s miss on Senior Day capped a challenging year that began with landmark sanctions from the NCAA for the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal. [RELATED: Penn State honors Mauti with helmet decal |

Week 13: We predict all six Big Ten games

Every week this season, BTN.com’s Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) and Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) have offered their predictions for each Big Ten football game and provided polls for fans to pick their winners. We’re down to the final week of play, and BTN.com fans are in the lead. After 12 weeks, BTN.com fans lead Dienhart by one game and Yarina by five games. See our Week 13 predictions and choose your winners in this post. Listen to Dienhart on Wednesday night’s “#BTNLive.” SEASON RECORDS BTN.com fans: 69-21; .767 Tom: 68-22; .755 Brent: 64-26; .711 [RELATED: Week 13 Power Rankings | Week 13

Senior Day, Ball's touchdown on tonight's 'Journey'

You’ll want to see how “The Journey 2012” covers Montee Ball’s historical TD last Saturday on tonight’s episode of the show at 7:30 p.m. ET. Ahead of the show we’ve posted two highlight reels, one from Ohio State vs. Wiscosnin and the other from Iowa vs. Michigan. As part of our ongoing coverage of the various Senior Day celebrations  our crew tracked Ball and Michigan’s Denard Robinson. Also on the show tonight, we profile Michigan State running back Le’Veon Bell and trace his path from high school in Ohio to East Lansing. And as usual, we have our spectacular highlights from two games – this week it’s Iowa-Michigan

What to do with Big Ten divisions?

As BTN’s Gerry DiNardo mentioned during Tuesday’s coverage of Rutgers joining the Big Ten, there are three variables to consider when creating the conference’s new divisions: 1. Competitive balance; 2. geography; and 3. rivalries. Right now, no one knows how the new divisions will look, and that includes commissioner Jim Delany. Said Delany on the rumors out there: “Those are news to me.” The only thing that’s a guarantee is there will be change. Whether it’s moving Illinois to the Legends and throwing Maryland and Rutgers into the Leaders – one of the popular rumors – or something else, we’ll

Listen to your Big Ten football coach

Each Tuesday morning during the Big Ten football season the 12 Big Ten football coaches hold a Big Ten teleconference with reporters from around the country. We post the audio Tuesday afternoon for each segment of the call, and we do this every week. Also, @B1Gfootball spotlights a tweet or three from each coach on the call live on Twitter in case you want to follow along online Tuesday mornings. Listen to Coach Brady Hoke:  Listen to Coach Pat Fitzgerald:  Listen to Coach Bo Pelini:  Listen to Coach Mark Dantonio: Listen to Coach Kirk Ferentz: Listen to Coach Jerry Kill:

Week 13 Player Rankings: Gardner gets in

There’s plenty of movement in my latest Big Ten Player Rankings following an entertaining Week 12. For starters, white-hot Devin Gardner debuts on the list. See all the changes inside. Remember, this feature ranks the Big Ten’s top six offensive and defensive players. So, consider offense the Legends Division and the defense the Leaders Division, or vice versa. [RELATED: Tom Dienhart’s Week 13 Power Rankings ] OFFENSE 1. Braxton Miller, QB, Ohio State – Not even Miller’s worst performance of the season can knock him from the top perch. Miller struggled against Wisconsin’s underrated defense, to the tune of 145

Dienhart: My Week 13 bowl projections

The Big Ten bowl picture continues to solidify. Nebraska remains the favorite to get to the Rose Bowl. But with Notre Dame—my projection last week to play the Huskers in Pasadena–now projected to play in the BCS title game, the Cornhuskers have a new foe: Oregon. Michigan (Capital One) and Wisconsin (Outback) remain poised to play in Florida on New Year’s Day. And Northwestern (Gator) also looks to be in prime position to join them after beating Michigan State. [RELATED: Week 13 Power Rankings | Week 13 Player Rankings] Minnesota is the only other bowl-eligible Big Ten team. Purdue (vs.

Week 13 Power Rankings: Ohio State stays on top

Some high drama on Saturday, headed by Ohio State’s 21-14 overtime win at Wisconsin. But no upsets. What’s it all mean? My weekly power rankings didn’t change much as we head toward the last week of the regular-season. But there’s still time for some chaos next Saturday! 1. Ohio State. The beat goes on for the Buckeyes, who moved to 11-0 with a 21-14 overtime win at Wisconsin. And what really was impressive was the fact Ohio State escaped Madison despite not playing well on offense. Last week: 1 Next: Michigan [RELATED: Dienhart: Defense wins this one for Ohio State]