Bowl Projections: 10 Big Ten teams on Jerry Palm's latest list

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Bowl Projections: 10 Big Ten teams on Jerry Palm's latest list

From a Big Ten vantage point, not much changed in Jerry Palm’s latest bowl projections.

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Palm still has Ohio State as the No. 1 seed in the playoff, taking on No. 4 Clemson in the Orange Bowl. TCU is No. 2 and Alabama is No. 3 in the Cotton Bowl.

In the Selection Committee Bowls, Michigan State is playing Stanford in the Rose Bowl, like last week. In a new wrinkle, Iowa is battling Houston in the Peach Bowl. Last week, Palm had Iowa playing Utah in the Fiesta Bowl. The Utes suffered their first loss, falling to USC. The Cougars remain unbeaten under former Ohio State offensive coordinator Tom Herman.

Here is a look at last week’s projections.

UCLA in the Foster Farms Bowl
Houston in the Peach Bowl
Michigan: Florida in the Citrus Bowl
Michigan State: Stanford in the Rose Bowl
Minnesota: Air Force in the Armed Forces Bowl
Nebraska: Duke in the Pinstripe Bowl
Northwestern: Texas A&M in the Outback Bowl
Ohio State: Clemson in the Orange Bowl
Penn State: Mississippi State in the Music City Bowl
Wisconsin: Arizona State in the Holiday Bowl

View Palm’s full bowl projections.


Bowl teams: 10
Playoff teams: 1
Selection committee teams: 2
Best non-playoff/selection committee bowl: Michigan vs. Florida in the Citrus
Biggest bowl omission: Indiana
Best shot to slip off this chart: Nebraska


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Tom Dienhart, Senior Writer

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