The Big Ten will be all but wrapped up after this weekend, with the Big Ten Championship waiting for either Penn State or Wisconsin to play against quarterback Kirk Cousins and the Michigan State Spartans. But we can't forget about the other Big Ten teams either.
While the Michigan Wolverines are not playing for the Big Ten Championship, they have a chance for an at-large BCS Bowl due to their win over the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Should the Wolverines beat Ohio State, they would be sitting at 10-2 with a BCS Bowl opportunity waiting for them.
But that's not all. Northwestern has also become bowl-eligible along with Iowa, while Purdue will be fighting to become bowl-eligible at 5-6, but they may find themselves short of an attractive bowl, especially with the likes of teams like Penn State or Wisconsin should one of them lose to the other.
Nebraska will also be an intriguing bowl matchup, and will draw attention from an attractive bowl that should draw plenty of Cornhusker faithful.
As always, the Big Ten sends quality teams bowling year in and year out. This season will be no different.
Heading into this week, the bowl projections have played out so that there will be some interesting placements for all of these teams that have or may have secured their bowl eligibility.