Tom Dienhart, Senior Writer, October 21, 2013

Ohio State is still on the outside looking in when it comes to playing in the BCS title game (BCS Standings), but plenty of time remains. Don?t fret, Brutus. The Big Ten has a decent shot to get two teams into BCS bowls, with Wisconsin a good bet to finish 10-2 and claim a sweet postseason slot. In fact, I have the Badgers slotted to be an at-large BCS bowl team in this week?s rankings.

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Rose Bowl, Jan. 1 Big Ten vs. BCS/Pac-12 Ohio State vs. Stanford
Orange Bowl, Jan. 1 BCS at-large vs. ACC Wisconsin vs. Florida State
Capital One Bowl, Jan. 1 Big Ten vs. SEC Michigan State vs. Auburn
Outback Bowl, Jan. 1 Big Ten vs. SEC Nebraska vs. LSU
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, Dec. 28 Big Ten vs. Big 12 Michigan vs. Texas Tech
Gator Bowl, Jan. 1 Big Ten vs. SEC Northwestern vs. Georgia
Texas Bowl, Dec. 27 Big Ten vs. Big 12 Indiana vs. TCU
Heart of Dallas Bowl, Jan. 1 Big Ten vs. C-USA Iowa vs. North Texas
Little Caesars Pizza, Dec. 26 Big Ten vs. MAC Minnesota vs. Ball State


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