Three contenders remain in the B1G West after a season that has seemed like nobody wants to come out on top. It’ll be one of Iowa, Purdue or Illinois facing off against the winner of The Game in a few weeks in Indianapolis.

The most likely winner seems to be Iowa at this point. The Hawkeyes downed Minnesota 12-10 in Week 12 while Illinois fumbled the win against Michigan and Purdue barely scraped by Northwestern.

Here’s every B1G West contender’s path to Indianapolis entering Week 13.


  • Win over Nebraska OR Purdue and Illinois loss


  • Win over Indiana AND Iowa loss


  • Win over Northwestern AND Purdue and Iowa loss

At this point, it’s hard to assume anything as fall as college football is concerned.