Sean Merriman, BTN.com web editor, August 13, 2015
When it comes to college football bowl projections, Jerry Palm is one of the best in the business.
Palm recently released his preseason bowl and playoff projections for the upcoming 2015 college football season, and he's a Big Ten believer.
"You can see a scenario where Michigan State goes 11-1, beating Oregon and losing only to 13-0 Ohio State, and both the Buckeyes and Spartans make the playoffs," Palm writes. "That would mean two leagues getting left out."
Again, that is just a potential scenario. Right now, Palm has defending national champion Ohio State in the playoff (Orange Bowl vs. Clemson), and Michigan State (Peach Bowl vs. Florida State) and Wisconsin (Rose Bowl vs. Oregon) in the New Year's Six.
Palm's other projected playoff matchup features TCU (Big 12) vs. Auburn (SEC).
Here is a look where Palm projects all Big Ten teams to be playing.
ORANGE BOWL (playoff)
Ohio State vs. Clemson
ROSE BOWL (selection committee)
Wisconsin vs. Oregon
PEACH (selection committee)
Michigan State vs. Florida State
Nebraska vs. Ole Miss
Penn State vs. Georgia
Michigan vs. LSU
Iowa vs. Arizona State
FOSTER FARMS BOWL
Minnesota vs. USC
HEART OF DALLAS BOWL
Northwestern vs. W. Kentucky
View Palm's complete bowl projections.
That's nine Big Ten teams projected to play in bowl games. The conference's record for number of bowl teams is 10, accomplished last season and in 2011.