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  1. Poll: The Big Ten's hottest team?

    Adam Rittenberg

    The season's decisive month is upon us, and everyone wants to handicap a crowded Big Ten title race. All six primary title contenders -- Penn State, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Michigan State and Michigan -- have looked good at times this season...

    Blog | November 03, 2011
  2. Looking at the routes to Indianapolis

    Adam Rittenberg

    As I found out Sunday afternoon on Twitter, everyone wants to know how their favorite Big Ten team can get to Indianapolis for the Dec. 3 league championship game. I've included what I believe to be the top six title contenders along with Iowa, which...

    Blog | October 31, 2011
  3. Video: Big Ten title contenders

    Adam Rittenberg

    Adam Rittenberg takes a look at three teams that could challenge Ohio State for the Big Ten championship....

    Blog | September 14, 2010
  4. Big Ten rooting interests: Week 14

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's the penultimate version of rooting interests, the post that examines the Big Ten's contenders for three goals -- national championship, BCS at-large berth and division titles -- and what they should root for in the upcoming weekend of games. The...

    Blog | November 29, 2013
  5. Big Ten rooting interests: Week 12

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's time to check out the rooting interests around the Big Ten for Week 12. This post examines the Big Ten's contenders for certain goals -- national championship, BCS at-large berth and division titles -- and what they should root for in the upcomi...

    Blog | November 14, 2013
  6. Big Ten rooting interests: Week 11

    Adam Rittenberg

    The regular season is winding down, which means rooting interests is back. For those unfamiliar with this post, it examines the Big Ten's contenders for certain goals -- national championship, BCS at-large berth and division titles -- and what they s...

    Blog | November 07, 2013
  7. Growing B1G upper class boosts Buckeyes

    Adam Rittenberg

    The BCS title debate isn't necessarily about the teams stating their case at the podium, but the teams standing behind them. Each contender's schedule, both past and future, is under the microscope. The title hopefuls want the teams they've beaten...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  8. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Don't get picked off before checking out the links. After a late October surge, Minnesota considers itself a division title contender. Nebraska's brutal loss falls on coach Bo Pelini. A good breakdown of the Huskers' offensive problems by Sam M...

    Blog | October 28, 2013
  9. Small boost for MSU offense goes long way

    Adam Rittenberg

    Warning for Michigan State fans: This post might depress you, at least initially. But hear me out. If you're a glass-half-full person, you'll see that it won't take much for the Spartans to become a Big Ten title contender this season. It's no ...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  10. Denard Robinson shaky in second half

    Adam Rittenberg

    As usual, Denard Robinson will appear on all the highlight shows tonight, thanks to his electrifying runs for the Michigan offense. But it's hard to buy Robinson as a complete quarterback -- or Michigan as a legitimate Big Ten title contender -- a...

    Blog | September 24, 2011
  11. Deep Big Ten lacks BCS title contender

    Adam Rittenberg

    The bowl season exposed the Big Ten as a league that lacked depth. Spring ball suggested things could change in 2011. The Big Ten should have quite a few good teams this season. Nebraska enters the conference after recording back-to-back 10-win ca...

    Blog | May 04, 2011
  12. Big Ten post-spring wrap

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten exits spring with a deep field of conference contenders, but will a BCS title contender emerge?

    Story | Conversation | May 04, 2011
  13. What to watch in the Big Ten: Week 9

    Adam Rittenberg

    Ten items to track in what figures to be an exciting Week 9 in the Big Ten. 1. Spartans try to stay perfect: Michigan State isn't being viewed as a legit national title contender just yet, and the odds makers and others expect the Spartans to go d...

    Blog | October 28, 2010
  14. Schedule quirk thwarts Big Ten showdown

    Adam Rittenberg

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- On a day when Ohio State re-established itself as a national title contender, Michigan State further validated itself as a team that will challenge for the Big Ten crown. The Buckeyes made quick work of Indiana as quarterback T...

    Blog | October 10, 2010
  15. Big Red update: Week 4

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's time for my weekly checkup on future Big Ten member Nebraska. Too bad the Huskers aren't part of the league right now. The Big Ten would have an additional BCS title contender. Record: 3-0 National rank: No. 6 in AP Poll, No. 7 in Coa...

    Blog | September 20, 2010
  16. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Well, you were engaged, apparently you hate Buzz Aldrin, foot problem, and we're going to spend the rest of our lives together. Ohio State is a legit national title contender, so deal with it, America, Matt Hinton writes at Yahoo! Sports. A mem...

    Blog | May 28, 2010