The college football season is just one game old, but that doesn’t mean fans can’t dream about bowl game destinations already.
A few Big Ten teams have high hopes of getting in the College Football Playoff, and other fans wouldn’t mind spending New Year’s somewhere warm.
The next 14 weeks will determine which Big Ten teams go where for bowl games, and to get a sense of what might happen, FOX’s Stewart Mandel made his preseason bowl projections Tuesday. He doesn’t have any Big Ten teams making the four-team playoff for the National Championship. So where does Mandel see teams heading in December and January?
His Big Ten predictions are below, and his full slate can be found here.
Team: Ohio State
Prediction: Rose Bowl vs. Stanford
Prediction: Orange Bowl vs. Clemson
Team: Michigan State
Prediction: Pinstripe Bowl vs. Pittsburgh
Prediction: Holiday Bowl vs. Washington
Prediction: Quick Lane Bowl vs. Arizona
Prediction: Heart of Dallas Bowl vs. Middle Tennessee
Prediction: Foster Farms Bowl vs. Washington State
Team: Penn State
Prediction: Music City Bowl vs. Vanderbilt
Prediction: Outback Bowl vs. Florida