Jerry Palm's 2012-13 college football bowl projections

Who’s going to win the Big Ten this football season? Not two-time reigning champ Wisconsin, according to CBSSports.com’s Jerry Palm. Palm predicts Michigan in the Rose Bowl, the bowl reserved for the Big Ten champ, in his latest 2012-13 bowl projections. Fear not, Wisconsin fans: Palm has your Badgers playing in the Fiesta Bowl.

[CBSSports.com: 2012-13 bowl prjoections]

Here’s Palm’s entire Big Ten bowl list:

Rose Bowl: Michigan vs. Oregon
Fiesta Bowl: Wisconsin vs. Oklahoma
Outback Bowl: Nebraska vs. Florida
Gator Bowl: Iowa vs. Mississippi State
Capital One Bowl: Michigan State vs. Georgia
TicketCity Bowl: Purdue vs. Toledo
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: Illinois vs. TCU
Meineke Car Car of Texas Bowl: Northwestern vs. Baylor

That’s eight bowl teams. Remember, Ohio State and Penn State are not eligible to play in a bowl game this season due to NCAA sanctions.

Got to say I’m a bit surprised so many experts are on the Michigan-to-the-Rose-Bowl bandwagon. Don’t get me wrong, the Wolverines have a good team, but they do play in the highly contested Legends Division. Seems like it would be a safer pick to take Wisconsin, the back-to-back champ, which has an easier road and is more likely to be at full strength for the Big Ten title game.

Brent Yarina is a web editor and blogger for BTN.com. Find all of his work here and follow him on twitter at @BTNBrentYarina.

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Badger Fan99 on 8/1/2012 @ 1:31pm EDT Said:

Palm is incorrect. Wisconsin will win the Big 10 Championship and (finally) the Rose Bowl. On Wisconsin!

darrin on 8/1/2012 @ 2:29pm EDT Said:

Purdue Surprises everyone and wins the Big Ten.

aroznowski on 8/1/2012 @ 7:53pm EDT Said:

Apparently, Jerry Palm ranks the Big Ten’s top eight postseason-eligible teams as follows based on the Big Ten’s 2012-2013 bowl selection order: Michigan, Wisconsin, Michigan State, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Northwestern, and Purdue. In my opinion, Illinois and Purdue should probably be switched.

Doug on 8/2/2012 @ 9:28am EDT Said:

MSU-Wisky in title game again, with MSU winning this time. Agree with you Brent, M doesn’t play 8 home games this year, they will struggle on defense too. I can see M finishing 3rd behind MSU and NEB.

Mike on 10/28/2012 @ 12:47pm EDT Said:

If Nebraska can hold off Michigan St. and Penn St., they could easily be the Big Ten champs considering they beat Michigan to take the Legends Division.

Tammara on 11/26/2012 @ 7:06pm EDT Said:

When does the final word come out on bowl games