2011 Big Ten bowl selection process

Published: November 12 2011 | 9:15 am - Updated: 3 April 2014 | 5:01 am in

The Big Ten's bowl selection process for 2011:

  • 1. The winner of the Big Ten championship gameautomatically plays in the Rose Bowl unless it is ranked either No. 1 or No. 2 in the final BCS standings. This likely will not apply this year.
  • 2. A Big Ten school can be selected as a BCS (Orange, Fiesta, Sugar) at-large participant if it has won at least nine regular-season games and is ranked in the top 14 of the final BCS standings.
  • 3. The Big Ten championship game loser will be selected no later than fourth (Insight or Gator) after the BCS.

BOWL GAMES

  • CAPITAL ONE BOWL Can select any eligible team after the BCS except a team that has two fewer wins or two more losses than another eligible team.
  • OUTBACK BOWL Can select any eligible team after the Capital One Bowl except a team that has two fewer wins or two more losses than another eligible team. BUT if a second Big Ten team moves up to the BCS, the two-win/loss differential no longer applies.
  • INSIGHT BOWL Can select any eligible team after the Outback Bowl.
  • GATOR BOWL Can select any eligible team after the Insight Bowl.
  • MEINEKE CAR CARE BOWL OF TEXAS Can select any eligible team after the Gator Bowl.
  • TICKETCITY BOWL Can select any eligible team after the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas.
  • LITTLE CAESAR'S PIZZA BOWL Can select any remaining eligible team.

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