Tom Dienhart, Senior Writer, September 21, 2015

Time to check in on Jerry Palm's playoff and bowl projections. Not too much changed from last week, as nine Big Ten teams are penciled into the postseason.

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Ohio State and Michigan State are 1-2 in the AP poll, but Palm has only the Buckeyes in the playoffs. Ohio State remains a No. 1 seed, playing No. 4 seed Clemson in the Orange Bowl. The other playoff game pits No. 2 TCU vs. No. 3 Alabama, which lost at home to Ole Miss on Saturday, in the Cotton Bowl.

In the Selection Committee Bowls, Palm has Michigan State vs. Florida State in the Peach Bowl and Wisconsin vs. Oregon in the Rose Bowl. That?s the same as last week.

Iowa: Holiday vs. Arizona State
Michigan: Outback vs. Missouri
Michigan State: Peach vs. Florida State
Minnesota: Foster Farms vs. USC
Nebraska: TaxSlayer vs. Auburn
Northwestern: Pinstripe vs. Virginia Tech
Ohio State: Orange vs. Clemson
Penn State: Citrus vs. Georgia
Wisconsin: Rose vs. Oregon

See Palm's full bowl projections.

Bowl teams: 9
Playoff teams: 1
Selection committee teams: 2
Best non-playoff/selection committee bowl: Iowa vs. Arizona State, Holiday
Biggest bowl omission: Indiana


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