Big Ten Football Rankings, Bowl Projections After Week 13

    What are the Big Ten football rankings and bowl projections after Michigan State, Iowa and Ohio State took care of business?

    November 29, 2015


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    What are the Big Ten football rankings and bowl projections after Michigan State, Iowa and Ohio State took care of business?

    Big Ten Football Rankings After Week 13

    1. Michigan State 11-1
    2. Ohio State 11-1
    3. Iowa 12-0
    4. Michigan 9-3
    5. Northwestern 10-2
    6. Wisconsin 9-3
    7. Penn State 7-5
    8. Indiana 6-6
    9. Nebraska 5-7
    10. Minnesota 5-7
    11. Illinois 5-7
    12. Maryland 3-9
    13. Rutgers 4-8
    14. Purdue 2-10

    Big Ten Bowl Projections, Week 14, Nov. 29

    A lot depends on whether or not the Big Ten gets three teams into the New Year’s Six games, which it seems almost certain to do.

    At 11-1, at worst, Ohio State should get one of the New Year’s Six games, at realistic best it goes to the Rose Bowl, and if everything breaks the right way, it’s in the playoff. Expect the Fiesta.

    The Michigan State-Iowa winner is a mortal lock to get into the playoff, with the loser likely to go to the Rose Bowl, but if Michigan State loses, it could be bounced to a difference New Year’s Six game. At worse, Iowa will go to Pasadena.

    The real issue is with the lack of bowl eligible Big Ten teams with Nebraska, Minnesota and Illinois all losing and finishing 5-7. However, if the NCAA goes according to the Academic Progress Report to help fill the available slots, Nebraska would get in and would likely go off to Santa Clara and the Foster Farms Bowl vs. the Pac-12.

    Michigan State

    College Football Playoff, Goodyear Cotton Bowl vs. College Football Playoff

    Iowa

    Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual vs. Pac-12

    Ohio State

    Fiesta Bowl vs. CFP Top 12

    Northwestern

    Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl vs. SEC

    Michigan

    Outback Bowl vs. SEC No. 3

    Wisconsin

    Holiday Bowl vs. Pac-12

    Penn State

    TaxSlayer Bowl vs. SEC

    Indiana

    New Era Pinstripe Bowl vs. ACC or Notre Dame

    Nebraska

    Foster Farms Bowl vs. Pac-12

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