Big Ten Bowl predictions, CFP predictions after week 13

The Big Ten has a rich history in bowl games, and we expect it to continue in 2022 — so we think.

Here at Buckeyes Wire, we’re continuing the tradition and giving you a look at where we think all teams will end up in the conference after the dust settles on the regular season. We reevaluate after each week of games and projects based on what our little eyeballs are telling us.

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Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, and Maryland are all Bowl-eligible from the East Division, with Purdue, Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin also from the West. That makes a total of nine teams who will be traveling from the conference into the holiday season, and we’re here to forecast and predict which plane tickets they’ll all buy for travel to mostly warmer places.

Keep in mind that the scenarios are very complicated with bowl tie-ins and contractual preferences for teams not involved in specific locations, so we’re doing our best to track everything. To top it all off, we also throw in the College Football Playoff picks.

Below are the bowl predictions for the Big Ten teams and full CFP picks after Week 13 of the season.

Quick Lane Bowl

Western Michigan offensive lineman Wesley French (66) lifts the trophy following the Broncos’ 52-24 win over the Nevada Wolf Pack in the Quick Lane Bowl Monday, December 27, 2021, at Ford Field.
fast lane. Credit: USA TODAY Sports

what we project

Date | Monday 26 December
TV | ESPN, 2:30 p.m. ET
Venue | Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan
Bowl tie ins | Big Ten vs MAC
Bowl Prediction | No Big Ten teams are expected to be eligible

Bad Boys Mower Pinstripe Shell

what we project

Date | Thursday 29 December
TV | ESPN, 2 p.m. ET
Venue | Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
Bowl tie ins | Big Ten versus ACC
Bowl Prediction | Wisconsin versus Pittsburgh

Duke’s Mayo Bowl

Dec 30, 2020; Charlotte, NC, USA; The Wisconsin Badgers gather around their winner’s trophy after defeating Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Bank of America Stadium. Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

what we project

Date | Friday December 30th
TV | ESPN, noon ET
Venue | Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina
Bowl tie ins | Big Ten versus ACC
Bowl Prediction | Minnesota vs. NC State

Transperfect Music City Bowl

Purdue’s Jeff Brohm lifts the trophy after winning the 2021 TransPerfect Music City Bowl between Tennessee and Purdue at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee on Thursday December 30, 2021. Credit: USA TODAY Sports

what we project

Date | Saturday 31 December
TV | ESPN, noon ET
Venue | Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee
Bowl tie ins | Big Ten vs. SEC
Bowl Prediction | Iowa vs. Missouri

citrus peel

January 1, 2022; Orlando, FL, USA; A detailed view of an end zone pole with the 2022 Citrus Bowl logo on the field prior to the game between the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Kentucky Wildcats at Camping World Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

what we project

Date | Monday, January 2nd
TV | ABC, 1 p.m. ET
Venue | Camping World Stadium, Tampa, Florida
Bowl tie ins | Big Ten vs. SEC
Bowl Prediction | Illinois vs. LSU

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Goodyear cotton bowl

December 29, 2017; Arlington, TX, USA; General overall view of the 2017 Cotton Bowl logo in front of center field between the Southern California Trojans Trojans and the Ohio State Buckeyes. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

what we project

Date | Monday, January 2nd
TV | ESPN, 1 p.m. ET
Venue | AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX
Bowl tie ins | At Large vs. At Large
Bowl Prediction | Penn State vs. UCF

Rose bowl game

Total Rose Bowl appearances by all-time Big Ten teams |  Horse Chestnut Wire

Jan 2, 2012; Pasadena, California, United States; Roses stamped with the logos of the Oregon Ducks and Wisconsin Badgers at the Rose Bowl before play in the 2012 Rose Bowl game. Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

what we project

Date | Monday, January 2nd
TV | ESPN, 5 p.m. ET
Venue | Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena, California
Bowl tie ins | Big Ten versus Pac-12
Bowl Prediction | State of Ohio vs. Utah

NEXT…College Football Playoff Games

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl (CFP Semifinals)

December 31, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; A general view of the 2015 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl logo before the game between the Houston Cougars and the Florida State Seminoles at the Georgia Dome. Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

what we project

Date | Saturday 31 December
TV | ESPN, 4 p.m. or 8 p.m. ET
Venue | Mercedes Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
Bowl tie ins | CFP vs. CFP
Bowl Prediction | Georgia vs. USC

Vrbo Fiesta Bowl (CFP Semifinals)

what we project

Date | Saturday 31 December
TV | ESPN, 4 p.m. or 8 p.m. ET
Venue | State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
Bowl tie ins | CFP vs. CFP
Bowl Prediction | Michigan vs. TCU

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