The bowl season is underway and there are plenty of exciting matchups ahead, including B1G champion Michigan facing off with Georgia in the semifinals of the College Football Playoff.
The Power Rank system produced by Dr. Ed Feng predicted the outcome of every game this bowl season. Here’s what that system expects to happen for every B1G matchup, as well as the CFP semifinals:
Georgia versus Michigan at a neutral site.
Georgia (1) will beat Michigan (3) by 4.1 at a neutral site. Michigan has a 38% chance of beating Georgia.
Cincinnati versus Alabama at a neutral site.
Alabama (2) will beat Cincinnati (5) by 4.7 at a neutral site. Cincinnati has a 36% chance of beating Alabama.
Utah versus Ohio State at a neutral site.
Ohio State (4) will beat Utah (6) by 4.1 at a neutral site. Utah has a 38% chance of beating Ohio State.
Penn State versus Arkansas at a neutral site.
Penn State (11) will beat Arkansas (14) by 1.5 at a neutral site. Arkansas has a 46% chance of beating Penn State.
Pittsburgh versus Michigan State at a neutral site.
Pittsburgh (12) will beat Michigan State (16) by 2.0 at a neutral site. Michigan State has a 44% chance of beating Pittsburgh.
Wisconsin versus Arizona State at a neutral site.
Wisconsin (24) will beat Arizona State (37) by 2.4 at a neutral site. Arizona State has a 43% chance of beating Wisconsin.
Iowa versus Kentucky at a neutral site.
Kentucky (25) will beat Iowa (39) by 2.6 at a neutral site. Iowa has a 42% chance of beating Kentucky.
Tennessee versus Purdue at a neutral site.
Purdue (31) will beat Tennessee (44) by 1.8 at a neutral site. Tennessee has a 45% chance of beating Purdue.
West Virginia versus Minnesota at a neutral site.
Minnesota (33) will beat West Virginia (60) by 6.1 at a neutral site. West Virginia has a 32% chance of beating Minnesota.
Maryland versus Virginia Tech at a neutral site.
Virginia Tech (64) will beat Maryland (90) by 5.5 at a neutral site. Maryland has a 34% chance of beating Virginia Tech.
Michigan is 12-1 overall and easily handled Iowa 42-3 in the B1G title game. The Wolverines are seeking their first national title since 1997. The all-time series is tied 1-1 between Michigan and Georgia. This is the first meeting between the programs since 1965.