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Big Ten bowl projections, CFP predictions post Week 12

Big Ten football bowl lineup, CFP Playoff game schedule for 2022

The Big Ten has a rich history in bowl games, and the expectations are that it will continue in 2022 — 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. We re-evaluate after each week with games and projects based on what our little eyeballs tell us.

As it stands, Ohio State, Michigan, Penn State, and Maryland have already become bowl-eligible from the East division, with Illinois, Iowa, Purdue, Minnesota, and Wisconsin official as well from the West. It’s going to be tough for Michigan State to travel for the holidays unless it beats the Nittany Lions in Happy Valley, so that likely means nine teams total that will get to head somewhere warm this winter for the postseason.

Keep in mind the scenarios are very complicated with bowl tie-ins and contractual preferences for teams that have not been involved in certain locations, so we do our best to track it all. We also throw in the College Football Playoff picks as a cherry on top of it all.

Below is a look at the bowl predictions for Big Ten teams and complete CFP picks after Week 12 of the season.

Quick Lane Bowl

Western Michigan offensive lineman Wesley French (66) raises the trophy after the Broncos’ 52-24 win over the Nevada Wolf Pack in the Quick Lane Bowl on Monday, Dec. 27, 2021, at Ford Field.
Quick Lane

What We Project

Date | Monday, Dec. 26
TV | ESPN, 2:30 p.m. ET
Venue | Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan
Bowl Tie-Ins | Big Ten vs. MAC
Bowl Prediction | Wisconsin vs. Eastern Michigan

Bad Boys Mowers Pinstripe Bowl

What We Project

Date | Thursday, Dec. 29
TV | ESPN, 2 p.m. ET
Venue | Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
Bowl Tie-Ins | Big Ten vs. ACC
Bowl Prediction |…

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