Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Big Ten race update: Week 14
By Adam Rittenberg
There's still one week left in the Big Ten regular season, but the race to Indianapolis is all over. Ohio State will represent the Leaders Division Dec. 7 at the Big Ten championship game. The Buckeyes will face Michigan State, which has claimed the Legends Division title outright.
One more time for good measure
Champion: Ohio State (11-0, 7-0 Big Ten). The Buckeyes are headed to Indianapolis even if they lose Saturday at Michigan. Wisconsin (9-2, 6-1) can clinch a share of the Leaders Division title with a win and an Ohio State loss, but the Buckeyes hold the head-to-head tiebreaker because they beat Wisconsin on Sept. 28 in Columbus.
Champion: Michigan State (10-1, 7-0). The Spartans are two games clear of Nebraska (plus the head-to-head tiebreaker) with one week to go. The other four Legends Division teams have three or more losses. What looked to be a very competitive race before the season hasn't turned out that way, as Michigan State has lapped the field.