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Corn Flakes: Playoff & Big Ten Championship Game Scenarios For Nebraska

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David McGee

Jake Cotton is all Nebraska. He's from Lincoln, and his dad and brother played for the Cornhuskers. See Tom Dienhart's Q&A with the Nebraska G inside.It's a troll-like headline this morning.

There is only one playoff scenario for Nebraska. Win out.

But, honestly, who cares. The playoff will be decided over the next few weeks. Better worry about winning our division and getting to the Big Ten Championship game than worrying about the madness that is the College Football Playoff.

As for the Big Ten West, here's your current standings amongst teams over .500.

1. Nebraska 8-1 .889 4-1 .800 3-0 1.000
2. Minnesota 7-2 .778 4-1 .800 3-1 .750
3. Wisconsin 7-2 .778 4-1 .800 2-1 .667
4. Iowa 6-3 .667 3-2 .600 2-1 .667

Nebraska's remaining schedule: @Wisconsin, Minnesota, @Iowa

Minnesota's remaining schedule: Ohio State, @Nebraska, @Wisconsin

Wisconsin's remaining schedule: Nebraska, @Iowa, Minnesota

Iowa's remaining schedule: @Illinois, Wisconsin, Nebraska

That's some hellacious schedule making right there. So many things still possible this late in the season and for Nebraska it really comes down to what happens in Madison this weekend. If Wisconsin wins, they've got a great shot at winning their final two games given them a head-to-head lead over Nebraska at the end of the season.

Minnesota and Iowa... well, let's go worst-case scenario and say that one of the two beats Nebraska. That could potentially drop Nebraska into third, behind one of those teams. Let's not think about that right now.

Build a program - consistently win your division. Build a better program - consistently contend for your conference title. Build a national title program - win your conference title game.

Nebraska has a ways to go yet before worrying about the college football playoff.*

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The latest college football rankings are out, and the Oregon Ducks are now the #2 team in the nation.

College Football Playoff Rankings: TCU Jumps Into Top 4 After Auburn Loss; Alabama at No. 5 - Team Speed Kills

The polls are turning out to be a pretty good predictor of the selection committee's rankings, and the SEC's chances of getting two teams into the tournament are looking worse.

Just imagine if the SEC doesn't get a single team into the playoff. Just imagine..... BWWWHHAAAAHAAAAAA.

TCU Horned Frogs Move To No. 4 in College Football Playoff Rankings, Remain Ahead of Baylor - Frogs O' War
Thanks to an Auburn loss and a big win over Kansas State, TCU has moved up to No. 4 in the College Football Playoff Rankings, three spots ahead of Baylor at No. 7.

3 takeaways from Nov. 11's new College Football Playoff rankings - SBNation.com
Head-to-head matchups and win-loss records might not mean as much as one would think.

Are there any great college football teams in 2014? - Tomahawk Nation
Florida State isn't a great team, but is anyone else in 2014?

Why we are cutting back on attending Northwestern practices - Inside NU
Practice reports will no longer be allowed.

The Good, Bad, and Ugly from Wisconsin - Hammer and Rails
Let's take a final look back at Saturday's game

No, Jerry Kill should not be the Big Ten Coach of the Year. My column: - Land-Grant Holy Land

Not only should Minnesota's Kill not be a top candidate for the award, he's actually a bit overrated.

Dissing Jerry Kill? WTF?

Minnesota Football: Gophers Ranked 25th in Latest College Football Playoff Poll - The Daily Gopher
Minnesota makes its first appearance in the inaugural College Football Playoff committee poll!

Tim Beckman is bad at recruiting because ACADEMICS - Inside NU
Beckman is the gift that will never stop giving.

Schlissel talks athletic culture and academic performance issues - The Michigan Daily

Blah blah blah school president talks about academics as if they matter. It's football season. Geez.

Nebraska

Nebraska G Jake Cotton Q&A: ‘You couldn’t block for a more humble guy’ " Big Ten Network

Jake Cotton is all Nebraska. He's from Lincoln, and his dad and brother played for the Cornhuskers.

Alex Lewis lives in a barn?

B1G Basketball Preview: The Bottom Tier - Off Tackle Empire

All the usual suspects are here...but is that the whole state of Indiana?!

Wisconsin football schedule: Getting to know Nebraska - Bucky's 5th Quarter
The Big Ten's two top rushing offenses will collide on Saturday for control of the Big Ten West. What should we know about Nebraska heading into Saturday's showdown?

Mailbag: How to Beat Wisconsin? | Hail Varsity
How do the Huskers beat Wisconsin? We tackle that question and others in this week's mailbag.

Ranking Bo as a coach in "underdog" games. - Corn Nation

I stumbled across an interesting tweet from a guy named Jeff Adams. It involved all-time Nebraska coaching records as underdogs in games. Bo has gotten a reputation as a guy who tends to lose...

Oh, READ THIS and then wonder at that constant argument about Pelini vs Osborne.

Tommy Armstrong Jr on BTN Live

* - By all means, continue to complain about the college football playoff. It's clear they're making this up as they go.