The battle for spots in the Big Ten title game has essentially been limited to two in each division: Nebraska and Michigan will fight for the Legends title, while Wisconsin and Indiana face off in a game that could seal the Badgers' hopes of going to Indianapolis.
The fact that the game between the 6-3 Badgers and 4-5 Hoosiers has major implications for an appearance in a title game has been the source of much derision, but it's the case: if Indiana beats Wisconsin, the teams will be tied at 3-3 in conference with two games to go, Indiana would then own the head-to-head tiebreaker and a more favorable schedule in the season's last two games. Wisconsin has long been the favorite in the division with Ohio State and Penn State ineligible, but Indiana has won back-to-back games including a come-from-behind 24-21 win over Iowa this past week.
In the other division, Nebraska's late score against Michigan State for a 28-24 win pushed them to No. 16 in the BCS and tied them with Michigan at 4-1 in conference. Nebraska holds the head-to-head tiebreaker after their 23-9 win against a Wolverines team without Denard Robinson. Michigan looked fine this past week with Devin Gardner at quarterback, coasting to a 35-13 win over Minnesota, but they would likely need to sweep the final three games of the season to go to Indianapolis.
Here's a look at the full conference standings: