A projection where Big Ten teams will spend the Bowl season:
MICHIGAN STATE (11-1)
Bowl: Cotton (national semifinal) vs. Alabama
Comment: Win over Iowa in the Big Ten title game should vault the Spartans to No. 3 in College Football Playoff rankings.
Bowl: Rose vs. Stanford
Comment: A 12-1 Hawkeyes team should land in Pasadena.
OHIO STATE (11-1)
Bowl: Fiesta vs. Houston
Comment: Loss to Michigan State cost the Buckeyes a shot at defending their national title.
Bowl: Capital One vs. Ole Miss
Comment: Not a bad outcome for the Wolverines.
Bowl: Outback vs. Georgia
Comment: Controversial win over Wisconsin leads the Cats to Tampa.
Bowl: Holiday vs. UCLA
Comment: Badgers have played in seven Florida bowls since 2005. San Diego is a good option.
PENN STATE (7-5)
Bowl: Music City vs. LSU
Comment: Two bowls in a row for Nittany Lions.
Bowl: Pinstripe vs. Pittsburgh
Comment: First bowl for the Hoosiers since 2007.
Bowl: Foster Farms vs. Utah
Comment: Though the Huskers are 5-7, their solid fan base lands them a spot because there could be up to five teams without six wins filling vacant bowl spots.
Comment: Don't rule out either 5-7 squad, with their Big Ten stature, to fill a bowl vacancy.