Tom Dienhart, Senior Writer, November 3, 2014

Week 10 is in the books, and I still have Michigan State in the Rose Bowl Game of my latest Big Ten Bowl Projections.


This week, I'm pegging the Spartans, the reigning Big Ten and Rose Bowl champs, as the No. 3 seed and playing No. 2 seed Alabama.

Michigan State still has work to do, including the highly anticipated battle vs. Ohio State on Saturday night, and it won?t appear in Tuesday?s ?top four.? But, if the Spartans wins out, they should be in the playoff.

The latest College Football Playoff Poll will be released at 7:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday. View last week's poll.

Here?s a look at this week?s bowl projections, which feature nine Big Ten squads. Northwestern, losers of three straight, is out this week.

Rose: Michigan State vs. Alabama
Fiesta: Ohio State vs. Marshall
Citrus: Wisconsin vs. Auburn
Outback: Nebraska vs. Missouri
Holiday: Iowa vs. Arizona
TaxSlayer: Maryland vs. Florida
San Francisco: Minnesota vs. Utah
New Era Pinstripe: Penn State vs. Louisville
Quick Lane: Rutgers vs. Virginia

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