Big Ten bowl projections, College Football Playoff predictions after Week 11

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The Big Ten has a rich, rich history in bowl games, and the expectations are that it will continue in 2021, or so we think.

Here at Buckeyes Wire, we keep the tradition going and give you a look at where we think all the teams in the conference will end up when the dust settles on the season, one that has been — and hopefully will continue to be — COVID-19 drama-free for the most part.

We re-evaluate after each week with games and projects based on what we have seen. Week 10 offered a resurgent Ohio State offense, continued momentum from Wisconsin, and a big win by Michigan over Penn State. It all goes into where we believe Big Ten teams will go for the postseason and who will get into the College Football Playoff.

Keep in mind these scenarios are very complicated with bowl-tie-ins and contractual preferences for teams that have not been involved in certain matches, so we do our best to track it all.

Here’s a look at the bowl projections after Week 11 of the college football season.

Quick Lane Bowl

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Monday, Dec. 27
ESPN, 11 a.m EST
Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan
Bowl Tie-Ins: Big Ten vs. MAC
Bowl Projection: No Projected Big Ten teams available

Guaranteed Rate Bowl

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Tuesday, Dec. 28
Fox, 10:15 p.m. EST
Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona
Bowl Tie-Ins: Big Ten vs. Big 12
Projection: Rutgers vs. Washington State

Pinstripe Bowl

Dec 27, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; General view of the 2018 Pinstripe Bowl logo prior to the game between the Miami Hurricanes and the Wisconsin Badgers at Yankee Stadium. Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

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Wednesday, Dec. 29
ESPN, 2:15 p.m. EST
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
Bowl Tie-Ins: Big Ten vs. ACC
Bowl Projection: Minnesota vs. Boston College

TransPerfect Music City Bowl

Dec 30, 2015; Nashville, TN, USA; General view of the Music City Bowl logo prior to the game between the Texas A&M Aggies and Louisville Cardinals in the 2015 Music City Bowl at Nissan Stadium. Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

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Thursday, Dec. 30
ESPN, 3 p.m. EST
Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee
Bowl Tie-Ins: Big Ten vs. SEC
Bowl Projection: Purdue vs. Arkansas

SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl

Dec 17, 2016; Las Vegas, NV, USA; A general view of the 25th Las Vegas Bowl logo at midfield at Sam Boyd Stadium. Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

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Thursday, Dec. 30
ESPN, 10:30 p.m. EST
Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, Nevada
Bowl Tie-Ins: Big Ten vs. Pac-12
Bowl Projection: Penn State vs. Arizona State

Outback Bowl

TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 1: A goalpost displays the game logo before the Michigan Wolverines play against the South Carolina Gamecocks in the Outback Bowl on January 1, 2013, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

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Saturday, Jan. 1
ESPN2, noon EST
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
Bowl Tie-Ins: Big Ten vs. SEC
Bowl Projection: Wisconsin vs. Mississippi State

Citrus Bowl

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Saturday, Jan. 1
ESPN2, 1 p.m. EST
Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida
Bowl Tie-Ins: Big Ten vs. SEC
Bowl Projection: Iowa vs. Texas A&M

NEXT … New Year’s Six Bowls

Rose Bowl

Big Ten bowl projections, College Football Playoff predictions, Week 9
Big Ten bowl projections, College Football Playoff predictions, Week 9

Jan 2, 2012; Pasadena, CA, USA; Roses stamped with Oregon Ducks and Wisconsin Badgers logos prior to the game in the 2012 Rose Bowl game at the Rose Bowl. Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

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Saturday, Jan. 1
ESPN, 5 p.m. EST
Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena, California
Bowl Tie-Ins: Big Ten vs. Pac-12
Bowl Projection: Michigan State vs. Utah

Playstation Fiesta Bowl

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Dec 30, 2017; Glendale, AZ, USA; General view of the Fiesta Bowl logo prior to the game between the Washington Huskies and the Penn State Nittany Lions in the 2017 Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Thursday, Dec. 30
ESPN, 7 pm
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA
Bowl Tie-Ins: At-Large vs. At-Large
Bowl Projection: Michigan vs Oklahoma State

NEXT … College Football Playoff Predictions

Capital One Orange Bowl

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Friday, Dec. 30
ESPN, Time TBA
Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
Bowl Tie-Ins: CFP vs. CFP
Bowl Projection: Georgia vs. Cincinnati

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic

Dec 29, 2017; Arlington, TX, USA; General overall view of the 2017 Cotton Bowl logo at midfield before between the Southern California Trojans Trojans and the Ohio State Buckeyes. Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

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Friday, Dec. 30
ESPN, Time TBA
AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Bowl Tie-Ins: CFP vs. CFP
Bowl Projection: Oregon vs. Ohio State

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