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Big Ten Rose Bowl update, Week 9

Posted on: October 26, 2010 5:54 pm
 

Posted by Adam Jacobi

Probably no team, aside from involved parties, was happier to see Iowa fall to Wisconsin last weekend than the Michigan State Spartans. With that game in the books, Michigan State is now the only undefeated team in Big Ten play, and even if MSU loses to Iowa this weekend, it doesn't need a whole lot of help to get to the Rose Bowl for the first time since the 1987 season. So here's how each team that's plausibly in the Rose Bowl race can make it there this season.

Michigan State can go to the Rose Bowl if...

  • MSU wins out;
  • MSU loses one game, but wins the rest AND Ohio State loses OR MSU is still ranked higher than OSU in the BCS rankings after the regular season.

Wisconsin can go to the Rose Bowl if...

  • Wisconsin wins out AND MSU loses at least two games.

Iowa can go to the Rose Bowl if...

  • Iowa wins out AND Wisconsin loses at least one more game

Ohio State can go to the Rose Bowl if...

  • OSU wins out AND Michigan State loses twice OR Michigan State loses once and the loss pushes MSU below OSU in the final BCS rankings.

Purdue can go to the Rose Bowl if...

  • Pretty much every other Big Ten team is declared ineligible

Comments

Since: Mar 7, 2008
Posted on: October 27, 2010 11:51 am
 

Big Ten Rose Bowl update, Week 9

The problem is, if we (MSU) lose to Iowa or Penn St, and OSU wins out, we'll be way below them in the polls.  I hope we win out, but if we don't, we'll get no love from the voters. 



Since: Jan 19, 2009
Posted on: October 26, 2010 9:58 pm
 

Big Ten Rose Bowl update, Week 9

You need one more variable....MSU wins out and plays in the BCS championship game.  Wisconsin, for example, can go to the Rose Bowl if they win out and MSU plays in the national championship game.


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