Big Ten bowl projections: Preseason

You saw our predictions on the conference standings. And our picks for Big Ten defensive player of the year, offensive player of the year, freshman of the year and coach of the year.

But perhaps the most important prediction -- and the one that could cause some more debate -- involves the bowl games. Instead of giving our individual picks for this, we combined our thoughts and butted heads to form a consensus.

We predicted that 10 of the Big Ten's 14 teams will make bowls this season, which isn't too shabby for the conference considering Penn State is still facing a postseason ban. So only Illinois, Purdue and Rutgers were left out in the cold.

Without further ado, here are our Big Ten bowl picks:

College Football Playoff semifinal: Michigan State

Chick-fil-A Peach/Cotton: Ohio State

Capital One: Iowa

Outback: Nebraska

National University Holiday Bowl: Wisconsin

TaxSlayer/Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl: Michigan

San Francisco: Northwestern

New Era Pinstripe: Maryland

Quick Lane: Minnesota

Heart of Dallas: Indiana