Stanford’s top-ranked team is the first Pac-12 team to land a Big Ten bid since 2012.
The Cardinal were one of two teams in the nation to make it this far, and now they’ll have to take another step to make their case for the Pac-10 title.
Stanford was ranked No. 7 in the preseason AP poll and No. 11 in the final, but they’re No. 3 now, ahead of No. 4 USC, No. 8 Arizona State and No