The Big Ten is off to a hot, hot start this season bowl season.
After Iowa's 27-20 comeback victory over Boston College, Purdue's thrilling 38-35 win over Arizona and No. 16 Michigan State's 42-17 pasting of No. 18 Washington, the Big Ten is now a perfect 3-0 in bowl games.
Not only that, but there appear to be nothing but favorable match ups for the rest of bowl season as Big Ten teams are currently favored in each of the last five remaining games.
|Iowa||Boston College||Pinstripe Bowl||IOWA -4.5||Iowa 27, BC 20|
|Purdue||Arizona||Foster Farms Bowl||AZ -2.5||Purdue 38, Arizona 35|
|#16 Michigan State||#18 Washington State||Holiday Bowl||MSU -2.5||Michigan State 42 Washing State 17|
|#21 Northwestern||Kentucky||Music City Bowl||NU -7.5||Friday, Dec. 29, 4 p.m.|
|#5 Ohio State||#8 USC||Cotton Bowl||OSU -7.5||Friday, Dec. 29, 8:30 p.m.|
|#9 Penn State||#11 Washington||Fiesta Bowl||PSU -2||Saturday, Dec. 30, 4 p.m.|
|#6 Wisconsin||#10 Miami||Orange Bowl||WIS -4.5||Saturday, Dec. 30, 8 p.m.|
|Michigan||South Carolina||Outback Bowl||MICH -7.5||Monday, Jan. 1, noon|
Two Big Ten teams are in action on Friday – No. 5 Ohio State and No. 21 Northwestern – and both are currently favored by more than a touchdown.
This seems like the perfect year to leave the conference completely out of the College Football Playoff, in my humble opinion.