Despite being 24-point underdogs this past weekend, the Penn State Nittany Lions walked into Camp Randall Stadium and knocked off Wisconsin to move to 7-5 on the year.
They finished the season 4-4 in conference play, tied with Minnesota. If you give the Gophers the benefit of the doubt—since they won the head-to-head battle—Penn State finished as the seventh best team overall in the Big Ten.
In total, eight teams from the conference meet the win total requirement (six wins) for bowl eligibility. Penn State is one of those teams, but unfortunately can't play in the postseason this year due to sanctions. That drops the Big Ten's bowl participants in 2013 down to seven.
However, if they could, where would the Nittany Lions be most likely to end up?
First, let's take a look at the Big Ten's bowl tie-ins.