The BCS era ends Monday night in Pasadena, Calif., as Florida State and Auburn play for the crystal football. As we say goodbye -- for many fans, it will be a fond farewell -- let's check out some final numbers regarding the Big Ten.
The BCS was very good to the Big Ten in terms of participation and money, but not so good when it came to results on the field (or national perception).
28: Big Ten teams participated in 28 BCS bowl games, more than any other conference. The SEC was second at 27.
13-15: Big Ten's record in BCS bowls, which includes Penn State's victory in the 2006 Orange Bowl and Ohio State's win in the 2011 Sugar Bowl (both later vacated because of NCAA sanctions).
6: BCS bowl wins by Ohio State (including the 2011 Sugar), tied with USC for the most of any team.
10: BCS bowl appearances by Ohio State, the most of any team. (Oklahoma is second with nine.)
8: Number of Big Ten teams that appeared in BCS bowls. Ohio State, Wisconsin, Michigan, Penn State, Michigan State, Iowa, Illinois and Purdue all made appearances. Nebraska had two BCS bowl appearances as a member of the Big 12.
84: Times Ohio State appeared in the BCS standings, most in the Big Ten and seventh in the FBS behind Texas, Virginia Tech, Florida, Oklahoma, LSU and Oregon. Michigan is next among Big Ten teams with 78 appearances, followed by Wisconsin at 73 appearances. Ohio State trails only Oklahoma in most weeks ranked No. 1 in the BCS standings with 15. (The Sooners were on top for 20 weeks.)
11: Number of Big Ten teams that made the BCS standings during its existence. Indiana is the lone Big Ten team never to do so.
5-11: Big Ten's record in Rose Bowl games and national title games during the BCS era.
8-4: Big Ten's record in all other BCS bowls.
12: Consecutive weeks Ohio State was ranked No. 1 in the BCS standings (the entire 2006 season and the first four weeks in 2007), which is the longest stretch in the BCS era.
246: Total rushing yards by Wisconsin's Ron Dayne against UCLA in the 1999 Rose Bowl, which, barring an incredible performance Monday night, will stand as the single-game record in a BCS game.