Ohio State, Penn State Still Matters Amid Sanctions

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The race for the Big Ten Leaders Division title would be a terrific one -- if more than one of the top teams were eligible for the conference title game.

Ohio State and Penn State are both unbeaten in conference play, and they're playing each other this weekend. But thanks to sanctions, neither can compete for the league championship or go to a bowl.

In fact, it's looking exceedingly likely that Wisconsin will cruise to the Big Ten championship game. The Badgers are the only team in the division besides Ohio State and Penn State with a conference win.

Still, the Buckeyes and Nittany Lions can play for pride, and the winner of this weekend's game will have a decent chance to finish atop the standings.