Big Ten Bowl Projections: Here's where Jerry Palm has Big Ten this week
Jerry Palm, of CBSSports.com, has released his latest bowl projections. He has nine Big Ten teams in the postseason.
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None are in the playoffs, but two are in “selection committee” bowls.
Palm’s updated playoff features: No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Baylor in the Sugar Bowl and No. 2 Oregon vs. No. 3 Florida State in the Rose Bowl.
Here is how he lines up the Big Ten.
The lack of a Big Ten team in the Quick Lane Bowl surprises me, because I think the Big Ten will have a team for that spot. In fact, it may have two.
The teams are Michigan and Northwestern. The Wolverines (5-5) need to win one of their final two (vs. Maryland; at Ohio State), while the Wildcats (4-6) must win out (at Purdue; vs. Illinois ).
I think both will get to six wins, meaning the Big Ten would have to find a spot for the extra team with all of its slots accounted for.
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