2015-16 Big Ten Bowl Projections After Week 6

    The Big Ten bowl projections following Week 6. Ohio State is still on pace to return to the College Football Playoff, while Michigan is on the rise.

    September 26, 2016

    Michigan rises and Ohio State remains on pace for a return to the CFP in this week’s Big Ten bowl projections.


    Ohio State hasn’t looked dominant, but the Buckeyes continue to win, which is why they are still picked to make the College Football Playoff. “You play to win the game,” and that’s exactly what Urban Meyer’s team is doing.

    The biggest surprise of the Big Ten season has been the dominance of Michigan after its opening season loss. The Wolverines took the Northwestern Wildcats to the woodshed and have now shut out their last three opponents. It’s starting to smell like roses in Ann Arbor.

    Speaking of the Wildcats, their postseason stock took a slight hit, but it’s just one loss. They’ll have to regroup fast, though, with the undefeated Iowa Hawkeyes coming to town on Saturday.

    Below are the complete Big Ten bowl projections following Week 6. A total of 10 conferences teams are predicted to make the postseason as of now. Rutgers, Maryland, Nebraska and Purdue are on the outside looking in.

    Big Ten Bowl Projections

    College Football Playoff Championship

    Monday, January 11, ESPN

    University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ

    Playoff Winner vs. Playoff Winner

    Projection: Ohio State vs. Alabama

    Capital One Orange Bowl

    College Football Playoff Semifinal
    Thursday, December 31, 4:00 or 8:00 pm ET, ESPN

    Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL
    Playoff vs. Playoff

    Projection: Stanford vs. Ohio State

    Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual

    Friday, January 1, 5:00 pm ET, ESPN
    Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA
    Big Ten vs. Pac-12
    Projection: Michigan vs. USC

    New Era Pinstripe Bowl

    Saturday, December 26, 3:30 pm, ABC
    Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY
    ACC or Notre Dame vs. Big Ten
    Projection: Miami vs. Penn State

    Foster Farms Bowl

    Saturday, December 26, 9:15 pm ET, ESPN
    Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA
    Big Ten vs. Pac-12
    Projection: Minnesota vs. Washington

    Quick Lane Bowl

    Monday, December 28, 5:00 pm, ESPN2
    Ford Field, Detroit, MI
    ACC or Notre Dame vs. Big Ten
    Projection: Illinois vs. Duke

    Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

    Tuesday, December 29, 2:00 pm ET, ESPN
    Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX
    Big Ten vs. Mountain West
    Projection: Indiana vs. Air Force

    National University Holiday Bowl

    Wednesday, December 30, 10:30 pm ET, ESPN
    Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA
    Big 12 vs. Pac-12
    Projection: Wisconsin vs. UCLA

    Outback Bowl

    Friday, January 1, 12:00 pm ET, ESPN2
    Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
    Big Ten vs. SEC
    Projection: Texas A&M vs. Iowa

    Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl

    Friday, January 1, 12:00 pm ET, ABC
    Orlando Citrus Bowl, Orlando, FL
    Big Ten vs. SEC
    Projection: Ole Miss vs. Michigan State

    TaxSlayer Bowl

    Saturday, January 2, 12:00 pm ET, ESPN
    EverBank Field, Jacksonville, FL
    ACC or Notre Dame or Big Ten vs. SEC
    Projection: Northwestern vs. Georgia

    MORE: Complete Bowl Projections

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