Way-too-early Big Ten bowl projections and College Football Playoff predictions

The Big Ten has a rich history in bowl games, and the expectations are that will continue in 2023 — we think.

Here at Buckeyes Wire, we keep the tradition going and give you a look at,

 where we think all the teams in the conference will end up as a part of a very early look at things for next season.

We’ll reevaluate after each week during the season once the fall activity gets rolling.

But first things first, can either Ohio State or Michigan make the College Football Playoff again?

Penn State seems to be a popular pick to challenge the Buckeyes and Wolverines for one of those spots.

Where will the Nittany Lions be headed once all the dust settles on the season? What will Wisconsin, Purdue and Nebraska do with new coaches?

Keep in mind the scenarios are very complicated with bowl tie-ins,

 and contractual preferences for teams that have not been involved in certain locations, so we do our best to track it all.

Here’s how we see things playing out before spring ball gets going across the Big Ten.

Quick Lane Bowl The Way-Too-Early Prediction Venue | Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan Bowl Tie-Ins | Big Ten vs. MAC Prediction | Minnesota vs. Toledo

Guaranteed Rate Bowl The Way-Too-Early Prediction Venue | Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona Bowl Tie-Ins | Big Ten vs. Big 12 Prediction | Nebraska vs. UCF

SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl The Way-Too-Early Prediction Venue | Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee Bowl Tie-Ins | Big Ten vs. Pac-12 Prediction | Michigan State vs. Arizona