Ohio State and Michigan have looked strong out of the gates. But CBS doesn’t see either in the College Football Playoff as of Week 2.
Jerry Palm released his bowl projections Sunday morning, and has Ohio State and Iowa reaching New Year’s Six bowls, with Michigan on the outside looking in.
Palm has 10 Big Ten teams qualifying for the postseason, including Maryland and Indiana, whose 2-0 starts should help them get there. Northwestern’s 0-2 start has put a big hurt on its bowl chances.
Here are Palm’s full projections, with the date and location for each game listed below it.
College Football Playoff: None
Rose Bowl: Ohio State vs. UCLA
Jan. 2, Pasadena, Calif.
Cotton Bowl: Iowa vs. Georgia
Jan. 2, Arlington, Texas
Citrus Bowl: Michigan State vs. Tennessee
Dec. 31, Orlando, Fla.
Outback Bowl: Michigan vs. LSU
Jan. 2, Tampa Bay, Fla.
Holiday Bowl: Penn State vs. Oregon
Dec. 27, San Diego, Calif.
Music City Bowl: Nebraska vs. Florida
Dec. 30, Nashville, Tenn.
Pinstripe Bowl: Wisconsin vs. Louisville
Dec. 28, New York
Foster Farms Bowl: Minnesota vs. Utah
Dec. 28, Santa Clara, Calif.
Quick Lane Bowl: Maryland vs. Boston College
Dec. 26, Detroit, Mich.
Heart of Dallas Bowl: Indiana vs. Western Kentucky
Dec. 27, Dallas, Texas