Pro Football Network releases early bowl projections for B1G teams
Some early bowl projections are out. At least one network believes the B1G will be left out of the College Football Playoff for the first time since 2018.
Pro Football Network recently released its bowl projections for the end of the 2021 season. Nine teams from the B1G are predicted to go bowling at the end of the year, but none are projected to make the four-team field for the College Football Playoff.
Instead, Pro Football Network believes that field will be comprised of Alabama, Texas A&M, Clemson and Oklahoma. If the B1G is to make the field, Ohio State is the favorite to land in the bracket.
Before we take a look at the nine teams that are projected to make bowls — and where they land — here are the teams expected to be left out of the postseason from the league: Illinois, Michigan State, Nebraska, Purdue and Rutgers.
Here’s where Pro Football Network has the remaining nine B1G teams landing, as well as their opponent:
Quick Lane Bowl: Maryland vs. Miami (OH)
Guaranteed Rate Bowl: Northwestern vs. Texas Tech
Pinstripe Bowl: Minnesota vs. Louisville
Music City Bowl: Michigan vs. Missouri
Peach Bowl: Indiana vs. USC
Las Vegas Bowl: Iowa vs. Washington
Outback Bowl: Penn State vs. Florida
Citrus Bowl: Wisconsin vs. Ole Miss
Rose Bowl: Ohio State vs. Oregon