BCS Bowl Stock Watch for Week 13
Stock Up: Michigan State
Michigan State all but clinched a spot in the Big Ten championship game this past Saturday, beating Nebraska convincingly in Lincoln to advance to No. 13 in the BCS rankings.
In order to not win the Big Ten Legends Division, Sparty would need to lose both of its remaining games (at Northwestern, vs. Minnesota) and Minnesota would need to beat Wisconsin this Saturday, neither of which seems likely.
If it does indeed advance to the conference championship, Michigan State would be 60 minutes of good football away from advancing to the Rose Bowl. That's a pretty straightforward path to the BCS.
Even if it doesn't win the conference, Michigan State has looked impressive enough that it might have an outside shot at an at-large bid. If the Spartans played Ohio State close for the Big Ten title in Indianapolis, but lost in a nail-biter, it would be hard to argue against them making, say, the Orange Bowl.
Unless, of course, you were arguing for Wisconsin.
Stock Down: Stanford
Stock Up/Down: Baylor/Ohio State
Stock Up: Auburn
Stock Down: Louisville
Stock Up/Down: Northern Illinois, Fresno State
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