Wisconsin can clinch Big Ten West two different ways this weekend

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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.

Related: Big Ten Power Rankings after Week 12 — Wisconsin gets one step closer

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:

So put simply, Wisconsin wins the Big Ten West in two scenarios.

  1. Wisconsin beats Minnesota

  2. Wisconsin loses to Minnesota, Nebraska beats Iowa and Indiana beats Purdue

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FOXSports' Joel Klatt has Wisconsin in his post-Week 12 Top 10 ranking