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2016 Big Ten Week 1 Bowl Projections


Where are all the Big Ten teams going this post-season? What bowls are their destiny? Here are the College Football News Week 1 bowl projections, looking at where the Big Ten teams will go.


2016 Week 1 Big Ten Bowl Projections

Big Ten Week 1 Rankings

The winner of the Big Ten East should probably get a College Football Playoff spot, but Wisconsin now looks the part of a big-time player in the chase. In terms of where the teams are going, the Big Ten sends a team to the Rose Bowl no matter what, and in the pecking order, the one big curveball is the TaxSlayer and Music City – the Big Ten trades off with the ACC on this. It’s likely going to be the Music City this year.

The 2016 Week 1 Big Ten bowl projections are …

Not Projected Bowl Eligible: Illinois, Northwestern, Rutgers, Purdue

College Football Playoff: Fiesta Bowl

Ohio State vs. Louisville

1. Rose Bowl

Michigan State vs. Oregon

2. Orange Bowl vs. ACC or Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl vs. SEC

(Buffalo) Wisconsin vs. Georgia

3. Outback Bowl vs. SEC

Florida vs. Michigan

4. National Funding Holiday Bowl vs. Pac-12

Iowa vs. USC

5. Music City Bowl vs. SEC (over TaxSlayer)

Penn State vs. Ole Miss

6. New Era Pinstripe Bowl vs. ACC

Nebraska vs. Virginia Tech

7. Foster Farms Bowl vs. Pac-12

Minnesota vs. Stanford

8. Quick Lane Bowl vs. ACC

Indiana vs. Duke

9. Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl vs. Conference USA

Maryland vs. WKU