The Wisconsin Badgers are headed to the Outback Bowl. There, they'll face the Auburn Tigers on New Year's Day with a noon ET kickoff at Raymond James Stadium.
Auburn, ranked No. 19 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings released Sunday, is coming off a 55-44 loss to No. 1 Alabama in the Iron Bowl on Nov. 29. The Tigers finished 8-4 in the SEC West.
The Badgers, of course, finished 10-3 after getting whooped by Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship Game on Saturday night. The Buckeyes will play Alabama in the Allstate Sugar Bowl on New Year's Day.
We'll have more on the matchup throughout the coming days. Below are the Big Ten bowls (updated as they come in) and the full playoff rankings, plus the latest polls. Ohio State beat out Baylor and TCU for the fourth playoff spot, indicating that the Big 12 was really hurt by the lack of an official conference championship game and, thus, the lack of a single conference champion. Otherwise, the top three unfolded as expected with Alabama, Oregon and Florida State.
Big Ten bowls
Sugar: Alabama vs. Ohio State
Cotton: Baylor vs. Michigan State
Outback: Wisconsin vs. Auburn
Citrus: Minnesota vs. Missouri
TaxSlayer: Iowa vs. Tennessee
Foster Farms: Maryland vs. Stanford
Holiday: Nebraska vs. USC
Pinstripe: Boston College vs. Penn State
Quick Lane: North Carolina vs. Rutgers
Heart of Dallas: Illinois vs. Louisiana Tech
|Playoff||AP||Coaches||Massey computer composite|
|2||Oregon||Florida State||Florida State||Oregon|
|4||Ohio State||Baylor||Ohio State||Ohio State|
|5||Baylor||Ohio State||Baylor||Florida State|
|7||Mississippi State||Michigan State||Michigan State||Ole Miss|
|8||Michigan State||Mississippi State||Mississippi State||Mississippi State|
|9||Ole Miss||Ole Miss||Georgia Tech||Michigan State|
|10||Arizona||Georgia Tech||Kansas State||Georgia|
|11||Kansas State||Kansas State||Arizona||Auburn|
|12||Georgia Tech||Arizona||Ole Miss||Kansas State|
|15||Arizona State||Arizona State||UCLA||Wisconsin|
|21||Louisville||Boise State||Boise State||Arizona State|