Michigan eliminated from Big Ten title game
Michigan won 11 games and a BCS game last year, but coaches deemed the season a failure because they didn't win a Big Ten title.
And they'll likely do the same this year, no matter how the season plays out.
The Wolverines (8-3, 6-1) officially were eliminated from playing in the Big Ten title game after Nebraska held off Iowa 13-7 on Friday.
The Cornhuskers (10-2, 7-1) are guaranteed at least a share of the Legends Division championship and a trip to Indianapolis to face Wisconsin for the Big Ten championship.
Michigan can still tie Nebraska for a divisional title with a win Saturday at No. 4 Ohio State 911-0, 7-0), but would lose the tiebreaker after falling last month in Lincoln. Its league title drought now is at eight seasons.
The Wolverines won't play in the Rose Bowl, but still can earn an at-large berth into the BCS. They were ranked 19th in the latest BCS standings, and must climb into the top 14 to become eligible.
Click here for a full breakdown on Michigan's BCS chances.