There’s a lot of season left. Well, most of the season.
But that won’t step anyone from projecting bowl games. ESPN released its predictions for the Big Ten’s teams following Week 2.
Here is ESPN’s rundown. Brian Bennett has Ohio State reaching the College Football Playoff, and Michigan in the Rose Bowl. He has 10 Big Ten teams reaching bowl games — Minnesota, Indiana and Maryland, the latter two especially, will likely flirt with bowl eligibility, but 2-0 starts will help.
After winning 10 games last year, Northwestern has started 0-2 and damaged its chances of postseason play.
Location and date are listed below the game and team.
College Football Playoff: Ohio State
Dec. 31, Atlanta or Glendale, Ariz.
Rose Bowl: Michigan
Jan. 2, Pasadena, Calif.
Orange Bowl: Iowa
Dec. 30, Miami, Fla.
Outback Bowl: Wisconsin
Jan. 2, Tampa Bay, Fla.
Holiday Bowl: Michigan State
Dec. 27, San Diego, Calif.
Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl: Nebraska
Dec. 30, Nashville, Tenn.
New Era Pinstripe Bowl: Minnesota
Dec. 28, New York
Foster Farms Bowl: Penn State
Dec. 28, Santa Clara, Calif.
Quick Lane Bowl: Indiana
Dec. 26, Detroit, Mich.
Heart of Dallas Bowl: Maryland
Dec. 27, Dallas, Texas