Big Ten Bowl Projections: Wildcats enter Jerry Palm's latest list

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Big Ten Bowl Projections: Wildcats enter Jerry Palm's latest list

Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com has released his latest bowl projections, and he has 10 Big Ten teams in the postseason.

None are in the playoffs, but two are in “selection committee” bowls, headlined by Ohio State playing TCU in the Cotton Bowl.

Palm’s playoff features No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Oregon, No. 3 Florida State and No. 4 Baylor.

Here is how Palm lines up the Big Ten.

Cotton: Ohio State vs. TCU

Fiesta: Michigan State vs. Arizona

Citrus: Minnesota vs. Missouri

Outback: Wisconsin vs. Ole Miss

TaxSlayer: Maryland vs. Auburn

Foster Farms: Iowa vs. Arizona State

Holiday: Nebraska vs. USC

Pinstripe: Penn State vs. Duke

Quick Lane: Northwestern vs. Virginia

Zaxby’s: Rutgers vs. Louisiana Tech

See Palm’s full projections.

The 10 teams are one more than Palm projected last week. Northwestern, fresh off its convincing win at Purdue, is the 10th team, and it can become bowl eligible with a victory vs. Illinois in the season finale. Illinois also would become bowl eligible with a win.

Michigan is the only other team that can become bowl eligible in the final week; the Wolverines, who just lost at home to Maryland, travel to No. 6 Ohio State on Saturday.

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