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Saturday, November 29, 2008
Big Ten rooting interests today

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

Here's a quick reminder of whom you should be rooting for today, depending on your favorite Big Ten team. There will be a lot of Oregon Ducks love out there. 

Penn State wants: Oregon to beat Oregon State (better Rose Bowl matchup). To clear hurdles to the BCS title game, the Lions want Auburn to beat Alabama, Florida State to beat Florida, Oklahoma State to beat Oklahoma, Notre Dame to beat USC and Baylor to beat Texas Tech.

Ohio State wants: Oregon to beat Oregon State (opening up BCS at-large berth). It wouldn't hurt to have USC lose as well to Notre Dame.

Michigan State wants: Oregon to beat Oregon State (virtually ensures spot in Capital One Bowl).

Northwestern wants: Oregon to beat Oregon State (opens up possible Outback Bowl spot).

Iowa wants: Oregon to beat Oregon State (opens up possible Outback Bowl spot).

Wisconsin wants: Not much. The Badgers are probably going to the Insight Bowl no matter what happens today.

Minnesota wants: Oregon to beat Oregon State (opens up BCS at-large spot for Ohio State and keeps the Gophers out of Detroit and the Motor City Bowl).