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  1. How the coaches voted in USA Today poll

    Brian Bennett

    Last week, Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio rhetorically asked "Why not us?" about the Spartans' chances of playing for the BCS title should they beat Ohio State. Dantonio clearly was serious. The final regular season USA Today coaches' poll is ...

    Blog | December 08, 2013
  2. Spartans a BCS title contender?

    Brian Bennett

    As the SEC tries to dominate every waking moment of media coverage this week, Brian Fremeau from Football Outsiders takes a look at the top six teams who could put us out of our misery and break the southerners' seven-year stranglehold on the nationa...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  3. Big Ten chat at 1 p.m. ET

    Brian Bennett

    My Big Ten Monday chat moved out of the way of the BCS title game onslaught this week. But never fear. The chat will help get your weekend kicked off with a special Friday time slot. I'll be talking Big Ten football for an hour today, beginning at...

    Blog | January 11, 2013
  4. Buckeyes finish No. 3 in AP poll

    Brian Bennett

    Ohio State didn't move up in the final Associated Press poll of the season despite Notre Dame's blowout loss in the BCS title game. Instead, Oregon -- which beat Kansas State in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl -- leapfrogged the Buckeyes, moving from No....

    Blog | January 08, 2013
  5. Big Ten ties in BCS title game

    Brian Bennett

    The Big Ten is, depressingly, not involved in tonight's BCS title game between No. 1 Notre Dame and No. 2 Alabama. But that doesn't mean the league doesn't have some fingerprints on this game. Let's start with the most obvious tie-in. Alabama head...

    Blog | January 07, 2013
  6. Big Ten Monday chat moves to Friday

    Brian Bennett

    With everyone focused on tonight's BCS title game, we felt that a Big Ten Monday chat might get lost in the shuffle. So my normal chat has been moved to Friday at 1 p.m. ET. I guess that makes it a Big Ten Friday chat. I'll send a reminder and the...

    Blog | January 07, 2013
  7. Dynasties and the Big Ten

    Brian Bennett

    We're talking dynasties today on, as Ivan Maisel points out that Alabama can call itself a dynasty if the Crimson Tide win their third BCS title in four years on Jan. 7. That led us to wonder what the sport's true dynasties were, and we i...

    Blog | December 24, 2012
  8. Big Ten second-half preview

    Brian Bennett

    A BCS title is out of the question for the Big Ten. An eighth straight BCS at-large bid also seems unlikely. But that doesn't mean the second half will be a snoozefest for the league. In fact, more teams' fan bases have reason to stay alert during...

    Blog | October 17, 2012
  9. Big Ten Monday chat wrap

    Brian Bennett

    What better way to kill some time before the BCS title game than with some Big Ten talk? And we enjoyed a full hour of it today with our Monday chat. If you missed it, here's the full transcript. And a few highlights: Mike (Detroit): Who is your ...

    Blog | January 09, 2012
  10. Gator Bowl: Ohio State vs. Florida

    Brian Bennett

    Urban Meyer won't be coaching in the Gator Bowl, but his fingerprints will be all over the game. It's also a rematch of the 2007 BCS title game. Ohio State hopes for a better outcome in this one. WHO TO WATCH: Ohio State quarterback ...

    Blog | January 01, 2012
  11. Jim Delany still opposed to 'plus-one' idea

    Brian Bennett

    With yet another controversy surrounding who is playing in this year's BCS title game, support for a "plus-one" model in college football appears to be growing. SEC commissioner Mike Slive floated the idea of a four-team tournament back in 2008 to...

    Blog | December 06, 2011
  12. ACC lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Your friendly neighborhood Big East blogger is filling in for Heather today. Maybe one day one of our leagues will see the BCS title game again. Al Golden is confident in Miami's running game despite the loss of Storm Johnson. Golden makes no apo...

    Blog | May 19, 2011
  13. Best Case/Worst Case rewind: West Virginia

    Brian Bennett

    Time to wrap up our look back on the preseason Best Case/Worst Case scenarios for each team and how those stacked up to reality. Last but not least: West Virginia. Best Case in a nutshell: A 12-0 regular season, BCS title and Heisman Trophy win fo...

    Blog | January 13, 2011
  14. Luck: BCS title not possible with Stewart

    Brian Bennett

    West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck explained his decision to hire Dana Holgorsen as the successor to Bill Stewart on Thursday afternoon, and his comments were very interesting. Luck said that ultimately he "didn't believe we had an opport...

    Blog | December 16, 2010
  15. Big East non-BCS matchups lack sizzle

    Brian Bennett

    Outside of the BCS title game, every bowl game is basically just an exhibition. But not all exhibition games are built alike. There are some intriguing non-BCS games this year, including Alabama-Michigan State, Utah-Boise State (BCS buster reunion...

    Blog | December 06, 2010
  16. Top 10 games of 2009: No. 10

    Brian Bennett

    There is one more game left in the college football season. But other than tonight's BCS title game, it's going to be a long, cold winter. So I thought I'd start taking a look back at the best games of 2009 in the Big East so we can relive the top...

    Blog | January 07, 2010