It’s the final week of the season. And, even better, it’s rivalry week! Division titles are on the line, in addition to cool trophies, as schools also jockey to stay in the playoff conversation.
The College Football Playoff committee released its fourth rankings Tuesday night. The Top Four remains unchanged, which is great for the Big Ten, the conference with four of the top 7 teams.
At some point this week, Wisconsin linebacker Vince Biegel will stand up in front of his teammates and deliver a speech about what it means to beat Minnesota. There is so much more on the line this year than just Paul Bunyan's Axe.
Each Tuesday morning during the Big Ten football season, the 14 Big Ten football coaches hold a Big Ten teleconference with reporters from around the country. We post the audio for each segment of the call here.
Before we enter rivalry week, also the final week of the regular season, BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart shares what he is buying and selling the Big Ten.
Once again, Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com has a Big Ten team in the playoff. And that team is Ohio State slotted as the No. 4 seed and taking on No. 2 Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl.
No big surprises in Week 12, as the leaders in both divisions held serve. Now, Wisconsin and Michigan can wrap up the West and East titles, respectively, with wins next week.
Before we turn our attention to Week 13, it's time to revisit how the BTN.com team and Big Ten fans did with their Week 12 Big Ten game predictions.
T.J. Watt returned an interception 17 yards for a touchdown, and No. 6 Wisconsin scored 35 points in the final 8 1/2 minutes of the first half of a 49-20 victory against Purdue on Saturday.
Wisconsin and Penn State have both outperformed expectations this season, and now both have realistic paths to the Big Ten Championship Game. But which team has been more impressive?