Big Ten filled with unfulfilled expectations

Penn State was the only Big Ten team that had no regrets. Check out the final analysis and awards for the rest of the conference.

Updated: December 7, 2005, 5:46 PM ET
By Bruce Hooley | Special to ESPN.com

There's plenty for the Big Ten to puff out its chest over now that the 2005 regular season has concluded.

Given the conference's penchant for self-importance, there's no doubt the spin-meisters will get diesel VW Rabbit-style mileage out of placing two teams in the Bowl Championship Series rotation.

But as much as there is for league loyalists to trumpet regarding the 2005 college football season, there's as much to point a disappointed finger toward, given the failure of four ...

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