Thursday, December 14, 2006
Bragging Rights? Big Ten Has Inside Track
See if you can stomach this one: Big Ten teams could finish 1-2-3 in the final polls. Unlikely? Hear us out. In the current Bowl Championship Series standings, Ohio State is No. 1, Michigan is No. 3 and Wisconsin is No. 7. Other teams involved in this equation: No. 2 Florida, No. 4 Louisiana State, No. 5 USC and No. 6 Louisville. This is what has to happen for the Big Ten to snare the top three spots. First, Wisconsin has to beat Arkansas in the Capital One Bowl. The Razorbacks are only a one-point favorite, according to Doc's Sports. Second, Michigan has to defeat USC in the Rose Bowl. Again, this is regarded as a tossup, with the Trojans currently listed as a one-point favorite. Third and fourth — the most difficult parts of the equation — Wake Forest has to beat Louisville in the Orange Bowl and Notre Dame has to defeat Louisiana State in the Sugar Bowl. The Demon Deacons are a 10-point underdog and the Fighting Irish are a nine-point underdog. Fifth: Ohio State, currently a 7.5-point favorite, finishes off Florida in the BCS title game. No other conference is positioned like the Big Ten, which could be enjoying some serious bragging rights Jan. 8.
Posted by dawizofodds at 1:44 AM