Tom Dienhart, Senior Writer, November 9, 2015

Big changes this week in the bowl projections of Jerry Palm of, as the Big Ten went from eight bowl teams last week to 11 this week.

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A week after being jettisoned from the bowl projections, Illinois and Nebraska are back in the fold. And Indiana also has joined the party despite falling to Iowa on Saturday.

The upsets across the nation on Saturday caused some changes in Palm?s playoff projections. He still has Ohio State as the No. 1 seed in the playoffs. But instead of playing Clemson in the Orange Bowl, Palm has Stanford as the No. 4 seed taking on the Buckeyes in Miami. Clemson is now the No. 3 seed playing No. 2 Alabama in the Cotton Bowl. TCU?s loss knocked it from Palm?s playoff projections, with Stanford moving in.

Palm?s Selection Committee Bowls have been tweaked, too. Iowa is playing Utah in the Rose Bowl, while Michigan State is taking on Notre Dame in the Peach Bowl. Last week, Iowa was playing Houston in the Peach Bowl, while the Spartans were taking on Stanford in the Rose Bowl.

Illinois: Foster Farms vs. Oregon
Indiana: Quick Lane vs. Miami (Fla.)
Iowa: Rose Bowl vs. Utah
Michigan: Citrus vs. Florida
Michigan State: Peach vs. Notre Dame
Minnesota: Pinstripe vs. Duke
Nebraska: Armed Forces vs. Air Force
Northwestern: Outback vs. Georgia
Ohio State: Orange Bowl vs. Stanford
Penn State: Music City vs. Ole Miss
Wisconsin: Holiday vs. UCLA

View Palm's full projections.


Bowl teams: 11
Playoff teams: 1
Selection committee teams: 2
Best non-playoff/selection committee bowl: Michigan vs. Florida in the Citrus.
Biggest bowl omission: Rutgers
Best shot to slip off this chart: Minnesota


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