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Friday, December 6, 2013
Big Ten rooting interests: Week 15

By Adam Rittenberg

It's the final 2013 version of rooting interests, the post that examines who Big Ten teams should be pulling for in order to achieve different goals. The picture is pretty clear for No. 2 Ohio State and No. 10 Michigan State, who meet in Saturday night's Big Ten championship and who both are likely assured of spots in BCS bowls. No. 21 Wisconsin played its way out of the at-large mix last week with a home loss to unranked Penn State.

This will be short and sweet, so let's begin.

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

B1G Candidate: Ohio State (12-0)

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

B1G candidates: Michigan State (11-1) and Ohio State (12-0)

The Spartans and Buckeyes should root for ...