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OSU vs PSU, what is better for the conference?


The Big 10 is down this year, the pundits continue to tell us.  And while there's been plenty of debate over whether or not this is true, the fact remains 1-6 in bowl games last year, 3-5 in 2007.  We all know about Ohio State and recent MNC games.

The most frequently pointed at issue the Big 10 faces is that we have gotten 2 BCS bids in recent years, causing teams to be bumped up, playing a one bowl higher than their actual conference ranking would dictate.

So it occurred to me, while we're looking forward towards Northwestern (but with certain assumptions that I will not state here), there is a game that has huge implications for the conference as a whole, OSU vs PSU.  If PSU wins, they will likely have a 11-1 record and a BCS bid.  If OSU wins, it's much harder for the BCS to make that call given the number of undefeated and 1 loss teams left.

As much as I hate to say this, would a PSU loss be better for the conference this year because it will potentially help with bowl matchups?  Or does a 11-1 PSU team serve us better because of the increased visibility and money for the BCS bowl?


(For the record, I really want PSU to win out, and for all the Big 10 teams to win their bowl games, we need the boost in conference respect.  I'm just throwing out a hypothetical.  Obviously, any change in the main assumption here makes the whole thing moot.)

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