Big Ten Champions Tournament: Game 5

It's Final Four time in our Big Ten Champions Tournament.

By now, you know that we're whittling down the best of the best from the past 15 years of the Big Ten (including Nebraska), and your votes determined the four first-round winners. So we've reached our first semifinal game, where one Ohio State team will be moving on. Here's the matchup:

No. 1 seed 2002 Ohio State vs. No. 4 seed 2006 Ohio State

The '06 Buckeyes won a hotly contested first-round game against the 1998 version of themselves, while our top overall seed has received some tepid support from fans.

Still, one team won the national title, while the other was ranked No. 1 most of the year before a poor performance in the BCS title game. Could Heisman winner Troy Smith engineer an upset over the '02 champs? Or would Maurice Clarett be able to run through the '06 defense, which was shaky in its final two games?

Vote in the poll to send one of these teams to our championship game, and don't forget to drop me a line explaining why you think your pick would win this matchup. We'll cut the voting off at 9 a.m. ET on Wednesday.