Tom Dienhart, Senior Writer, September 28, 2015

Time to check in on the playoff and bowl projections of Jerry Palm of There have been some big changes from last week, as 10–up from nine–Big Ten teams are penciled into the postseason. And many matchups have changed.

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Like last week's projections, 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 in the Cotton Bowl.

In the Selection Committee Bowls, Palm has Michigan State vs. USC in the Rose Bowl and Wisconsin vs. Florida State in the Peach Bowl.

Indiana: Pinstripe vs. Duke
Iowa: Holiday vs. UCLA
Michigan: Citrus vs. Georgia
Michigan State: Rose vs. USC
Minnesota: Foster Farms vs. Arizona State
Nebraska: Armed Forces vs. Air Force
Northwestern: Outback vs. Texas A&M
Ohio State: Orange vs. Clemson
Penn State: Music City vs. Missouri
Wisconsin: Peach vs. Florida State

View Palm's full list.

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

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