No big shakeups in my weekly bowl projections. The biggest is Wisconsin leaping past Michigan into the Capital One bowl, clashing with LSU. Of course, these schools will meet in season-opening games in 2014 (at Houston’s Reliant Stadium) and 2016 (at Green Bay’s Lambeau Field). Minnesota also has moved up to the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, where I have it playing Baylor.
|BOWL GAME||MATCHUP||TOM’S PROJECTIONS|
|BCS title game, Jan. 6||BCS No 1 vs. No. 2||Ohio State vs. Alabama|
|Rose Bowl, Jan. 1||Big Ten vs. BCS/Pac-12||Northwestern vs. Oregon|
|Capital One Bowl, Jan. 1||Big Ten vs. SEC||Wisconsin vs. LSU|
|Outback Bowl, Jan. 1||Big Ten vs. SEC||Michigan vs. Florida|
|Gator Bowl, Jan. 1||Big Ten vs. SEC||Nebraska vs. Ole Miss|
|Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, Dec. 28||Big Ten vs. Big 12||Minnesota vs. Baylor|
|Texas Bowl, Dec. 27||Big Ten vs. Big 12||Michigan State vs. Texas|
|Heart of Dallas Bowl, Jan. 1||Big Ten vs. C-USA||Iowa vs. Rice|
|Little Caesars Pizza, Dec. 26||Big Ten vs. MAC||Illinois vs. Bowling Green|
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