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  1. Big Ten Wednesday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Winter stinks. Warm me up with some of your emails: Darren from Spring Hill, Fla., writes: I'd appreciate your thoughts on Indiana's coordinator situation. I've also thought the pecking order in the BCS era is 1. SEC, 2. (3-way tie depending on ye...

    Blog | January 22, 2014
  2. Ten reasons Ohio State will win Orange

    Brian Bennett

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Here are 10 reasons Ohio State will win Friday's Discover Orange Bowl game against Clemson: 1. The Urban Meyer factor: In case you hadn't noticed, Ohio State's coach is pretty good in big games. He has a 4-0 record in BCS ...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  3. BCS era has been good to Buckeyes

    Brian Bennett

    In a little more than a week, the BCS era of college football will come to an end. So let's take a moment to celebrate the team that enjoyed more BCS success than anyone else: Ohio State. (We'll pause here to let SEC fans pick their jaws up from t...

    Blog | December 29, 2013
  4. 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
  5. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    This might be the most excited I've ever been for a trip to the state of Indiana. Ohio State's Philly Brown is not impressed by Michigan State's "no-fly zone." The Spartans don't want to take a back door to the Rose Bowl. Mark Dantonio's BCS ti...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  6. Big Ten weekend rewind: Week 14

    Brian Bennett

    There were two huge rivalry games Saturday, with BCS national title implications at stake. What were the odds that both underdog home teams would score a touchdown to get within one point with 32 seconds left in the game? That was the scenario in ...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  7. Big Ten in the latest polls

    Brian Bennett

    Smile, Ohio State fans. Your team is No. 2. At least that's where the Buckeyes sit in the new Associated Press and USA Today coaches' polls. The Harris Poll will be out later tonight along with the all-important BCS standings. But since the Harris...

    Blog | December 01, 2013
  8. One last hurdle remains for Michigan State

    Brian Bennett

    EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Before No. 11 Michigan State could start thinking about next week's Big Ten championship game and possible BCS scenarios, it had to finish the regular season against Minnesota. That did not come easily. The Spartans scored t...

    Blog | November 30, 2013
  9. If needed, Dantonio will campaign for BCS

    Brian Bennett

    It's officially (BCS) campaign season. One day after Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen talked up his team's BCS worthiness, it was time for Michigan State's Mark Dantonio to do the same. And Dantonio understands that the Badgers might stand in the way...

    Blog | November 26, 2013
  10. Andersen says Badgers are BCS worthy

    Brian Bennett

    Wisconsin head Gary Andersen has tried to stay out of the BCS debate all season, saying it his not his style to campaign or lobby for his team. He had even professed to not know where the Badgers stood in the standings. But with Wisconsin creeping...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  11. Badgers chopping their way to BCS bowl

    Brian Bennett

    MINNEAPOLIS -- It's tradition in the Paul Bunyan's Axe series for the winning team to grab the axe and hunt down both goal posts for some pretend chopping. That tradition hit a slight snag on Saturday night. After No. 19 Wisconsin downed No. 25 Mi...

    Blog | November 23, 2013
  12. Winning big is Badgers' best argument

    Brian Bennett

    Wisconsin head coach Gary Andersen has insisted that he won't campaign or lobby for his team's BCS at-large chances. Of course, the best statement the Badgers can make is on the field. But Andersen also said this week that making sure his team win...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  13. Old foe in Andersen's new Wisconsin way

    Brian Bennett

    Wisconsin has hopes of reaching a BCS game this season if it can win out and finish 10-2. The biggest obstacle in the path might just be one that first-year head coach Gary Andersen knows very well. Upon becoming the Badgers coach and looking at ...

    Blog | November 07, 2013
  14. Big Ten in the latest polls

    Brian Bennett

    The most important rankings come out tonight with the release of the first BCS standings. But here's a look at where the Big Ten shapes up in both major polls after an upset-filled weekend across college football: Associated Press 4. Ohio State...

    Blog | October 20, 2013
  15. How we voted in ESPN.com's Top 25

    Brian Bennett

    Neither Adam nor I vote in the Associated Press, USA Today coaches or Harris polls, and the BCS rejected our computer rankings for its formula (granted, out math was quite shoddy). But we do have a say in ESPN.com's weekly national power rankings, an...

    Blog | October 14, 2013
  16. Big Ten fifth in first ESPN league rankings

    Brian Bennett

    With six weeks of action in the books, ESPN Stats & Information has released its first conference power rankings. The rankings use ESPN's new Football Power Index (FPI) instead of the BCS computers, though the premise of the rankings remains t...

    Blog | October 07, 2013