Pat Fitzgerald, a Chicagoland native, is a big Chicago sports fan.
A record-matching 10 Big Ten teams will play in the postseason this winter.
Pat Fitzgerald and Northwestern will be back in a familiar setting as they look to complete the winningest season in program history.
The Big Ten was well represented in the final College Football Playoff rankings of the season, placing five teams in the top 15.
Iowa and Michigan State remained at the Nos. 4 and 5 spots, and Ohio State moved up to No. 6 when the latest College Football Playoff rankings were released on Tuesday night.