2002 Big Ten Conference football season

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2002 Big Ten Conference football season
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League NCAA Division I-A
Sport football
Duration August, 2002
through January, 2003
Number of teams 11
TV partner(s) ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, Big Ten Network
2003 NFL Draft
Top draft pick Charles Rogers (Michigan State)
Picked by Detroit Lions, first round (2nd overall)
Regular Season
Co-Champions Ohio State
Iowa
Runners-up Michigan
Season MVP Brad Banks (Iowa)
Football seasons
← 2001
2003 →
2002 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#1 Ohio State $+   8 0         14 0  
#8 Iowa %+   8 0         11 2  
#9 Michigan   6 2         10 3  
#16 Penn State   5 3         9 4  
Purdue   4 4         7 6  
Illinois   4 4         5 7  
Minnesota   3 5         8 5  
Wisconsin   2 6         8 6  
Michigan State   2 6         4 8  
Northwestern   1 7         3 9  
Indiana   1 7         3 9  
  • # – BCS National Champion
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll[1]

The 2002 Big Ten Conference football season was the 107th season for the Big Ten Conference.

Rankings[edit]

Bowl games[edit]

Date Bowl game Big Ten team Opp. team Score
Dec. 28, 2002 Alamo Bowl Wisconsin Colorado 31–28 (OT)
Dec. 30, 2002 Music City Bowl Minnesota Arkansas 29–14
Dec. 31, 2002 Sun Bowl Purdue Washington 34–24
Jan. 1, 2003 Outback Bowl Michigan Florida 38–30
Jan. 1, 2003 Capital One Bowl Penn State Auburn 9–13
Jan. 1, 2003 Orange Bowl Iowa USC 38–17
Jan. 3, 2003 Fiesta Bowl (BCS Championship) Ohio State Miami (FL) 31–24 (2OT)

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