Tom Dienhart, Senior Writer, October 19, 2015

It's time to check on Jerry Palm's latest bowl projections. And some big changes have taken place.

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Palm now has two Big Ten teams in Selection Committee Bowls (Hello, Iowa!), and he has reduced the Big Ten?s bowl count from 11 to 10, with Indiana slipping out of the postseason picture.

Here were Palm?s bowl projections last week.

In the playoff, Palm has the same four teams in the same four seeds as last week. No. 1 Ohio State vs. No. 4 Clemson in the Orange Bowl; No. 2 TCU vs. No. 3 Alabama in the Cotton Bowl.

In a new wrinkle, Palm has two Big Ten teams in Selection Committee Bowls. Last week, Palm had Michigan State vs. Stanford in the Rose Bowl. That remains. But Iowa joins the fray this week, as Palm has the Hawkeyes taking on Utah in the Fiesta Bowl.

Armed Forces vs. Air Force
Fiesta Bowl vs. Utah
Michigan: Citrus vs. Florida
Michigan State: Rose Bowl vs. Stanford
Minnesota: Pinstripe vs. Duke
Nebraska: Foster Farms vs. UCLA
Northwestern: Outback vs. Texas A&M
Ohio State: Orange vs. Clemson
Penn State: Music City vs. Mississippi State
Wisconsin: Holiday vs. Arizona State

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


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