No. 10 Miami made a run at the CFP with the help of its ball-hawking defense and turnover margin. No. 6 Wisconsin chased a playoff spot until a loss in the Big Ten title game, posting an 12-1 record despite a quarterback whose 15 interceptions were among the highest total in the country.
The Fiesta Bowl matchup comes with a full dose of deja vu for both Penn State's program and Washington's coach.
A stark contrast in styles defines the matchup in the Holiday Bowl, pitting No. 21 Washington State against No. 18 Michigan State Thursday at SDCCU Stadium.
No. 5 Ohio State and No. 8 USC stated convincing cases for inclusion in the College Football Playoff at the conclusion of their conference championship-winning seasons.
While No. 21 Northwestern comes into Friday's Music City Bowl on a roll, having won seven straight games, Kentucky is limping into the game.
It was an historic season in Madison, as the Badgers posted a 12-0 mark in the regular season. The only other time Wisconsin completed a conference season without a loss was in 1912, when there were only five contests on the schedule.
The building process continued for Rutgers in Year Two under Chris Ash. Progress was made, as the Scarlet Knights went from 2-10 overall (0-9 Big Ten) in 2016 to sniffing a bowl in 2017 with a 4-8 mark (3-6 Big Ten).
The dust is settling on the first early-signing period for college football. And this much is clear: Ohio State is cleaning up, owning the No. 1 class not just in the Big Ten … but in the nation, per 247.com. It’s the first time in this millennium that a Big Ten team has sat on top of the national rankings.
Penn State was one of the biggest winners of Wednesday's early national signing day. Not only did James Franklin sign another heralded class, but he inked five-star defensive end, the top player at his position in the nation, Micah Parsons.
The rise of Purdue under Jeff Brohm from the rubble of the catastrophic Darrell Hazell regime to a bowl in just one season is one of the best stories in the Big Ten. Few envisioned this. But, here is Purdue, in a bowl for the first time since 2012.