Tom Dienhart, Senior Writer, October 12, 2015

Time to check up on the bowl projections of the great Jerry Palm of, who has pushed the Big Ten bowl teams from 10 last week to a would-be conference record 11 this week. The new addition: Illinois.

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Palm still has Ohio State as the No. 1 seed in the playoffs, taking on No. 4 seed Clemson in the Orange Bowl. The other playoff game pits No. 2 TCU vs. No. 3 Alabama in the Cotton Bowl.

Here is how Palm had the Big Ten slotted in bowls last week.

In a big change this week, Palm has surging Michigan vs. Stanford in the Rose Bowl, the only Big Ten team in a Selection Committee Bowl. Last week, Michigan State was pegged to play USC in the Rose Bowl and Michigan was in the Citrus.

Quick Lane vs. Pitt
Hawaii vs. East Carolina
Iowa: Holiday vs. Arizona State
Michigan: Rose vs. Stanford
Michigan State: Citrus vs. Florida
Minnesota: Armed Forces vs. Air Force
Nebraska: Pinstripe vs. Duke
Northwestern: Outback vs. Ole Miss
Ohio State: Orange vs. Clemson
Penn State: Foster Farms vs. UCLA
Wisconsin: Music City vs. Texas A&M

Bowl teams: 11
Playoff teams: 1
Selection committee teams: 1
Best non-playoff/selection committee bowl: Michigan State vs. Florida in the Citrus
Biggest bowl omission: None
Best shot to slip off this chart: Nebraska


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