For the seventh consecutive season, the Big Ten (whose teams have made BCS Bowls frequently) will be sending two teams to the big games again this year. This is also happening for the 10th time in the history of the BCS.
They will also be sending a league-record 10 teams to bowls overall.
That is more than impressive—it is opportunity creating.
While the Big Ten have been impressing critics consistently during the regular season, they have been almost as disappointing in bowls over the past few seasons.
With so many teams headed for postseason play, the Big Ten will look to silence some critics after a 3-5 campaign last year. A 4-3 record in 2009 looked pretty good and headed in the right direction, but that was one of the few good years for the Big Ten in recent memory. 1-6 was their mark in 2008. Suffice it to say, the Big Ten has a bowl season ripe with opportunity as they will look to gain some respect.