How much do we know after Week 1? A little, but not a lot. So trying to project the Big Ten bowl picture at this early date is either crazy or overly ambitious. Luckily, we are both of those things.
For now, we still see Ohio State in the playoff, even if the Buckeyes got a challenge for a while from Virginia Tech. We're leaving Illinois and Maryland out for the time being, although both teams can change our opinions quickly. Freshness is the name of the game for the Big Ten's bowl lineup, so we tried to make sure teams are going to new locations whenever possible.
If you dislike the way we have things lined up right now or are wondering why your team isn't here, don't get too upset. This is a very fluid projection. Remember, it's only Week 1.
College Football Playoff semifinal: Ohio State
Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual: Michigan State
Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl: Wisconsin
Outback Bowl: Minnesota
National University Holiday Bowl: Michigan
Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl: Nebraska
New Era Pinstripe Bowl: Iowa
Foster Farms Bowl: Northwestern
Quick Lane Bowl: Penn State
Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl: Rutgers