Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany expressed disappointment in the league's results Saturday but doesn't think the door is closed for a Big Ten team to reach the inaugural College Football Playoff.
Georgia and Nebraska both accepted bids to the Jan. 1 Capital One Bowl on Sunday.
Polishing off Joe Paterno's greatest nemesis, No. 3 Penn State ended a dozen years of disappointment against Michigan.
Jimmy Clausen threw two touchdown passes and Notre Dame took advantage of six Michigan turnovers to get some revenge for consecutive blowout losses to the Wolverines with a 35-17 victory Saturday.
With one week left in the regular season, On the Mark sorts through the surprises and disappointments of the most unpredictable college football season on record.
If Ohio State clinching the Big Ten title on a rainy day wasn't enough, speculation about the future of Michigan coach Lloyd Carr added to the gloomy Ann Arbor mood.
Postseason disappointments and three new coaches combined with questions about expansion and scheduling put the Big Ten at a crossroads in 2007.