Ohio State's rise, Illinois' resurgence highlight Big Ten's season
News that a Big Ten team would return to the national championship game -- or that two league teams would reach BCS bowls -- wouldn't have shocked anyone in August.
Specifying which team would play for the BCS title, and which would land an at-large berth in the BCS rotation, would have arched eyebrows everywhere.
Michigan, No. 5 in the preseason polls, and Wisconsin, picked second in the conference behind the Wolverines and eventually the nation's ...
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