One of the best seasons in recent history for the Big Ten featured a lot of all-conference worthy players. Here are ESPN.com's All-Big Ten selections.
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Badgers favored in Cotton Bowl Classic
No. 8 Wisconsin meets No. 15 Western Michigan on Jan. 2 at 1 p.m. ET. ESPN's FPI doesn't like the Broncos' chances, but they are 2-0 against Big Ten foes. Full bowl schedule
The other New Year's Six matchups: Michigan-Florida State in the Orange Bowl, USC-Penn State in the Rose Bowl, Auburn-Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl, Western Michigan-Wisconsin in the Cotton Bowl.
Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer
Wisconsin officials last night were a little worried about how excited their fan base would be to travel to Dallas to see their team play Western Michigan, coming off a tough loss in the Big Ten title game. Turnout will be interesting, but Paul Chryst has had his team ready every single week in a meat grinder schedule.
Jesse Temple ESPN Staff Writer
Wisconsin has earned a spot in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl against undefeated Western Michigan. The teams will meet at 1 pm ET on January 2. The game marks Wisconsin's first Cotton Bowl appearance in program history. Wisconsin will play its seventh opponent against a team ranked in the top 12 of the Associated Press poll at the time of the matchup. The Badgers lost out on a Rose Bowl opportunity with a loss to Penn State in the Big Ten championship game, but this should be a great game.
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Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer
Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst had Penn State at No. 6, behind Michigan (5) and Ohio State (2), on his final Amway Coaches Poll ballot. He had his 10-3 Badgers squad at No. 8. His top four? Alabama, Ohio State, Clemson, Washington.
Final New Year's Six bowl projections
Mark Schlabach and Brett McMurphy agree on the matchups for the Cotton, Rose and Sugar Bowls, but they disagree on the Orange Bowl matchup. Bowl projections
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Wisconsin vs Western Michigan Broncos
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