After the SEC, the Big Ten was the most dominant conference in the 2011 NCAA college football season. The conference had high expectations this year, adding Nebraska from the Big 12 and rebranding its divisions into the Legends and Leaders, but the Big Ten lived up to the hype. Out of the 12 total schools, 10 schools played well enough during the regular season to represent the conference in bowl games, including five teams from the AP Top 25. Those schools are No. 10 Wisconsin, No. 13 Michigan, No. 17 Michigan State, No. 20 Nebraska and No. 22 Penn State.

Two Big Ten teams will play in BCS Bowls. Tenth-ranked Wisconsin, led by quarterback and Heisman contender Russell Wilson, will try to shut down the high-octane offense from the Oregon Ducks, No. 5 in the nation, in the annual Rose Bowl game on Jan. 2. Elsewhere, No. 13 Michigan will compete with the ACC's best, No. 11 Virginia Tech, in the Allstate Sugar Bowl Game held in the Louisiana Superdome. That game is scheduled for Jan. 3.

Here is the complete schedule for the Big Ten's 2011 bowl games. All games on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3 and ESPNU are available online via WatchESPN.com.

Little Caesars Bowl - Purdue Boilermakers (6-6, 3rd in Big 10 Leaders) vs. Western Michigan Broncos (7-5, 3rd in MAC West) - Dec. 27 at 4:30 p.m. ET. Game will air on ESPN and ESPN3.

Insight Bowl - Iowa Hawkeyes (7-5, 4th in Big 10 Legends) vs. No. 14 Oklahoma Sooners (9-3, 3rd in Big 12 Conference) - Dec. 30 at 10:00 p.m. ET. Game will air on ESPN and ESPN3.

Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas - Northwestern Wildcats (6-6, 5th in Big 10 Legends) vs. Texas A&M Aggies (6-6, 6th in Big 12 Conference) - Dec. 31, 12:00 p.m. ET. Game will air on ESPN and ESPN3.

Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl - Illinois Fighting Illini (6-6, 5th in Big 10 Leaders) vs. UCLA Bruins (6-7, 2nd in Pac 12 South) - Dec. 31, 3:30 p.m. ET. Game will air on ESPN and ESPN3.

TicketCity Bowl - No. 22 Penn State Nittany Lions (9-3, 1st in Big 10 Leaders) vs. No. 19 Houston Cougars (12-1, 1st in Conference USA West) - Jan. 2 at 12:00 p.m. ET. Game will air on ESPNU.

Capital One Bowl - No. 20 Nebraska Cornhuskers (9-3, 3rd in Big 10 Legends) vs. No. 9 South Carolina Gamecocks (10-2, 2nd in SEC East) - Jan. 2 at 1:00 p.m. ET. Game will air on ESPN and ESPN3.

Taxslayer.com Gator Bowl - Ohio State Buckeyes (6-6, 4th in Big 10 Leaders) vs. Florida Gators (6-6, 3rd in SEC East) - Jan. 2 at 1:00 p.m. ET. Game will air on ESPN2 and ESPN3.

Outback Bowl - No. 17 Michigan State Spartans (10-3, 1st in Big 10 Legends) vs. No. 16 Georgia Bulldogs (10-3, 1st in SEC East) - Jan. 2 at 1:00 p.m. ET. Game will air on ABC.

Rose Bowl (presented by Vizio) - No. 10 Wisconsin Badgers (11-2, 1st in Big 10 Leaders) vs. No. 5 Oregon Ducks (11-2, 1st in Pac 12 North) - Jan. 2 at 5:00 p.m. ET. Game will air on ESPN and ESPN3.

Allstate Sugar Bowl - No. 13 Michigan Wolverines (10-2, 2nd in Big 10 Legends) vs. No. 11 Virginia Tech Hokies (11-2, 1st in ACC Coastal) - Jan. 3 at 8:30 p.m. ET. Game will air on ESPN and ESPN3.