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Thursday, November 18, 2010
Big Ten rooting interest: Week 12

By Adam Rittenberg

The pool for Rooting Interest has been trimmed from four teams to three after Iowa dropped a game back in the Big Ten standings. If it looks likely that 6-2 will win the Big Ten, I'll add the Hawkeyes to next week's version.

One again, each capsule looks at rooting interests both for an automatic BCS berth -- most likely to the Rose Bowl -- or a BCS at-large berth.

Here are the BCS standings and the Week 12 schedule:
Get out your pom poms ...

WISCONSIN BADGERS (9-1, 5-1 Big Ten)

For the Rose Bowl/Big Ten automatic BCS berth, the Badgers should root for ...
For a BCS at-large spot, the Badgers should root for ... OHIO STATE BUCKEYES (9-1, 5-1)

For Rose Bowl/Big Ten automatic BCS berth, the Buckeyes should root for ...
For a BCS at-large spot, the Buckeyes should root for ... MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS (9-1, 5-1)

For Rose Bowl/Big Ten automatic BCS berth, the Spartans should root for ...
For a BCS at-large spot, the Spartans should root for ...