Tom Dienhart, BTN.com Senior Writer, October 5, 2015
Time to check in on the playoff and bowl projections of Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com. Bowl assignments have been altered, but 10 Big Ten teams are still penciled into the postseason. However, one of them isn't 4-1 Illinois.
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Despite its inability to dominate, Ohio State remains Palm's No. 1 playoff seed, taking on No. 4 Clemson in the Orange Bowl. He has No. 2 TCU playing No. 3 Alabama in the Cotton Bowl.
In the Selection Committee Bowls, Palm has Michigan State taking on USC in the Rose Bowl. Last week, the Big Ten also had Wisconsin in a Selection Committee Bowl. No more. Just one Big Ten is slotted here.
BIG TEN BOWLS
Indiana: Quick Lane vs. Pitt
Iowa: Holiday vs. UCLA
Michigan: Citrus vs. Mississippi
Michigan State: Rose vs. USC
Minnesota: Armed Forces vs. Air Force
Northwestern: Outback vs. Texas A&M
Nebraska: Pinstripe vs. Duke
Ohio State: Orange vs. Clemson
Penn State: Foster Farms vs. Utah
Wisconsin: Music City vs. Missouri
AT A GLANCE
Bowl teams: 10
Playoff teams: 1
Selection committee teams: 1
Best non-playoff/selection committee bowl: Michigan vs. Mississippi, Citrus Bowl
Biggest bowl omission: Illinois
Best shot to slip off this chart: Minnesota
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