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Friday, November 29, 2013
Big Ten rooting interests: Week 14

By Adam Rittenberg

It's the penultimate version of rooting interests, the post that examines the Big Ten's contenders for three goals -- national championship, BCS at-large berth and division titles -- and what they should root for in the upcoming weekend of games. The division titles are all wrapped up, so this will only look at the national title and the at-large race.

For BCS at-large berths, I'm considering only teams currently in the BCS standings.

Let's begin ...

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

B1G candidate: No. 3 Ohio State (11-0, 7-0 Big Ten)

The Buckeyes should root for ... BCS AT-LARGE

B1G candidates: No. 11 Michigan State (10-1, 7-0) and No. 15 Wisconsin (9-2, 6-1)

The Spartans and Badgers should root for ...