‘Championship Week’ Bowl Projections: Big Ten

By Brandon Sudge -

The Big Ten has performed remarkably this season. With three teams in playoff contention headed into the final week of the season, not many others can compete with that. Aside from playoff contention, other teams are headed to significant bowl games. We have a pretty solid idea as to where teams may be, but there could be a lot of drama left as we approach “Championship Saturday” and the heralded “Selection Sunday. Will your team end up where you expect?


Iowa Hawkeyes (12-0)

ESPN (Mark Schlabach): Fiesta Bowl vs. Notre Dame

CBS (Jerry Palm): Rose Bowl Game vs. Stanford

Fox Sports (Stewart Mandel): Rose Bowl Game vs. Stanford

Indiana Hoosiers (6-6)

ESPN (Mark Schlabach): Pinstripe Bowl vs. Pittsburgh

CBS (Jerry Palm): Foster Farms Bowl vs. USC

Fox Sports (Stewart Mandel): Pinstripe Bowl vs. Duke

Michigan Wolverines (9-3)

ESPN (Mark Schlabach): Citrus Bowl vs. Florida

CBS (Jerry Palm): Citrus Bowl vs. Florida

Fox Sports (Stewart Mandel): Citrus Bowl vs. Florida

Michigan State Spartans (11-1)

ESPN (Mark Schlabach): Cotton Bowl vs. Alabama

CBS (Jerry Palm): Cotton Bowl vs. Alabama

Fox Sports (Stewart Mandel): Orange Bowl vs. Clemson

Minnesota Golden Gophers (5-7)

ESPN (Mark Schlabach): Quick Lane Bowl vs. Central Michigan

CBS (Jerry Palm): Pinstripe Bowl vs. Pittsburgh

Fox Sports (Stewart Mandel): Quick Lane Bowl vs. Central Michigan

Nebraska Cornhuskers (5-7)

ESPN (Mark Schlabach): No projection.

CBS (Jerry Palm): Armed Forces Bowl vs. Air Force

Fox Sports (Stewart Mandel): Foster Farms Bowl vs. UCLA

Northwestern Wildcats (10-2)

ESPN (Mark Schlabach): Outback Bowl vs. Tennessee

CBS (Jerry Palm): Outback Bowl vs. Tennessee

Fox Sports (Stewart Mandel): Outback Bowl vs. Tennessee

Ohio State Buckeyes (11-1)

ESPN (Mark Schlabach): Rose Bowl Game vs. Stanford

CBS (Jerry Palm): Fiesta Bowl vs. Houston

Fox Sports (Stewart Mandel): Fiesta Bowl vs. Notre Dame

Penn State Nittany Lions (7-5)

ESPN (Mark Schlabach): TaxSlayer Bowl vs. LSU

CBS (Jerry Palm): Music City Bowl vs. Georgia

Fox Sports (Stewart Mandel): TaxSlayer Bowl vs. Georgia

Wisconsin Badgers (9-3)

ESPN (Mark Schlabach): Holiday Bowl vs. Utah

CBS (Jerry Palm): Holiday Bowl vs. Utah

Fox Sports (Stewart Mandel): Holiday Bowl vs. USC

2015-16 Bowl Schedule

Comments (17)

LOL,I agree, If I knew OSU was playing Iowa in the BIG Championship then I would of changed my bet.