Wisconsin has controlled its own destiny in the Big Ten West since Purdue went on the road and defeated then-No. 2 Iowa. The Badgers have not lost since that point, charging towards their third Big Ten West title in five years.
It can be simple on Saturday: if Wisconsin beats Minnesota it will win the Big Ten West.
But that isn’t the only clinching scenario. A loss to the Golden Gophers opens the door for Iowa to defeat Nebraska and go to Indianapolis. But if the Hawkeyes lose, eyes will turn to Purdue’s contest against Indiana.
Here are all of the possible outcomes on Saturday:
Week 12 Big Ten West scenarios:
-UW beats MN: Wisconsin wins division
-MN beats UW, Iowa beats NB: Iowa wins division
-MN beats UW, NEB beats Iowa, PD beats IU: MN wins
-MN beats UW, NEB beats Iowa, IU beats PD: Wisconsin wins#Badgers
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So put simply, Wisconsin wins the Big Ten West in two scenarios.
Wisconsin beats Minnesota
Wisconsin loses to Minnesota, Nebraska beats Iowa and Indiana beats Purdue