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BCS Rankings, Week 12: Five Big 10 Teams In Latest Rankings

While the Big 10 doesn't have any teams in National Championship contention, the conference is well-represented in the latest BCS Rankings. No. 15 Michigan St. is now the highest ranked team following a very impressive 37-21 victory over Iowa. With the win, the Spartans now control their destiny in the Big 10- Legends Division.

No. 16 Nebraska bounced back from its loss to Northwestern with a 17-14 emotionally charged win at Penn St. The Cornhuskers are followed in the rankings by No. 17 Wisconsin. The Badgers continued their strong play with a dominant 42-13 win at Minnesota.

The Michigan Wolverines check in at No. 18 in the latest BCS Rankings. The Wolverines bounced back from a tough loss against Iowa with an impressive 31-14 win at Illinois. Penn State, which fell to Nebraska in its first game since the emotional firing of Joe Paterno, fell to No. 21 in the BCS Rankings. The Nittany Lions and Badgers will meet up in two weeks in a matchup that should determine the winner of the Big 10- Leaders Division.