B1G Week 7 bowl projections: Michigan State reclaims Rose Bowl slot

The absolute insanity at the Big House on Saturday did more than break the Internet and break the spirits of Michigan fans.

It also shook up our bowl projections. Last week, we had the Wolverines ticketed for the Rose Bowl and were eyeing them for a possible College Football Playoff spot. But Michigan State answered with a "Not so fast, my friend." Don't forget about the 7-0 Spartans, who have the heart of a champion.

So we've got Mark Dantonio's team going to Pasadena for the second time in three years, with Ohio State still holding down a playoff berth. The other big changes happened down the bowl pecking order.

Minnesota fell to 4-3 after losing to Nebraska at home, and with games left against Ohio State, Michigan, Iowa and Wisconsin -- along with Illinois -- the Gophers have fallen out of our new projections. Jerry Kill's team could certainly win at least one of those, but it would be a significant underdog in all of them right now. Nebraska needs three more wins, but with a struggling Northwestern team coming to Lincoln along with games against Purdue and Rutgers, we're going to put the Cornhuskers back in for now.

We're also booting Indiana, which has yet to win a game in Big Ten play. The Hoosiers still have Maryland and Purdue left, among others, but after they blew a 25-point second-half lead to Rutgers, we're finished giving them the benefit of the doubt for at least a week. The Scarlet Knights remain on the outside as well because of their difficult remaining schedule, but Kyle Flood keeps doing unlikely things and probably will prove us wrong. But for now, that means an empty slot for the Big Ten.

The projections:

College Football Playoff: Ohio State

Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual: Michigan State

Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl: Michigan

Outback Bowl: Iowa

National University Holiday Bowl: Wisconsin

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl: Nebraska

New Era Pinstripe Bowl: Northwestern

Foster Farms Bowl: Penn State

Quick Lane Bowl: Illinois

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl: Not filled