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Big Ten Week 1 bowl projections: Buckeyes in playoff

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