Jerry Palm: Rose Bowl for Michigan

Jerry Palm: Rose Bowl for Michigan

Submitted by Soulfire21 on August 2nd, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Jerry Palm released his 2012-2013 bowl projections that include Michigan (Big Ten Champ) facing Oregon (Pac-12 # 2, USC gets picked for the MNCG).

Obligatory statement about the utter ridiculousness of predicting bowl games before a single game of the season has been played?  Check.

The reason I bring this up (as opposed to other prognosticators) is that last year around this time, he had Michigan in a BCS bowl (the Fiesta) and most people were taken aback at his "silly" (but not so silly looking back on it) faith in Michigan.

And it's not just that he correctly predicted Michigan into a BCS bowl, he also predicted Michigan's losses to MSU and Iowa.

At the very least, it's nice to see us in the conversation for high-profile bowls, championships, etc.  You know, how it should be.

Week 13 Big Ten Bowl Projections

Week 13 Big Ten Bowl Projections

Submitted by oriental andrew on November 28th, 2011 at 12:06 PM

I hear there was some football game played on Saturday or something.  I wouldn't know.  I was too busy sleeping off the over-indulgence of Thanksgiving leftovers.  Anyone know what happened? 

Well, whatever happened, it is still my sworn duty to provide you guys with a bunch of stuff other people wrote which you could just as easily look up on your own, but I know you won't, you lazy bums. 

Here are the week 13 bowl projections for all our bowl-eligible Big Ten teams, whether they have coaches, don't have coaches, or kinda sorta do but not really but yeah they do hint hint nudge nudge wink wink.  (Note: as of this writing, BTN and CFN/Scout have not yet updated their projections.  I'll revise when they're up)

Also, this will be the final installment of the 2011 season, since I'm assuming the bowl selection show will be on Sunday night after all the championship games are over. 

Post Week 13 Rittenberg ESPN-Schlabach ESPN-Edwards CBS Sports CNNSI BTN CFN
MNC Game   LSU LSU LSU LSU   LSU
    Alabama Alabama Alabama Alabama   Alabama
Rose Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin
    Oregon Oregon Oregon Oregon Oregon Oregon
Sugar Michigan Michigan Michigan Michigan Michigan Michigan Michigan
    Houston Houston Houston Houston Houston Houston
Fiesta   Ok St Ok St Ok St Ok St   Ok State
    Stanford Stanford Stanford Stanford   Stanford
Orange   Va Tech Va Tech Va Tech Va Tech   Va Tech
    WVU WVU WVU WVU   WVU
Capital One Nebraska Nebraska msu Nebraska Nebraska msu msu
    S Car Georgia Arkansas Arkansas Georgia Arkansas
Outback msu msu Nebraska msu msu Penn St Nebraska
    Georgia S Car S Car S Car S Car Georgia
Gator osu osu osu osu osu Iowa Penn St
    Florida Florida Auburn Florida Florida Auburn
Insight Iowa Penn St Penn St Iowa Iowa Nebraska osu
    Baylor Texas Texas Baylor Okla Baylor
Care Care Penn St Iowa Iowa  Penn St Penn St osu Iowa
    Mizzou TAMU TAMU TAMU TAMU Texas
TicketCity NW Purdue Purdue Purdue NW Purdue Purdue
    Iowa St SMU Marshall IA St SMU IA St
Little Caesars Purdue NW NW NW Purdue NW NW
    Ohio (NTO) Toledo Toledo Ohio (NTO) Ohio (NTO) NIU
Fight Hunger       Illinois     Illinois
        Wyoming     UCLA
New Orleans   Illinois Illinois   Illinois Illinois  
    UL-L UL-L   UL-L UL-L  
Other Illinois            

So what's new, pussycat?  Not much, honestly.  We'll know our bowl fate on Sunday during the selection show, but right now, everyone (except for slowpokes BTN and CFN) have Michigan still projected to go to N'awlins to face Houston in the Sugar Bowl.  I can live with that. 

In other news, Wisco is a lock amongst the prognosticators to whip up on Sparty and head to the Rose to face Oregon.  This means most folks are liking msu for the Outback, with the Cap1 opting for Nebraska (like I said, ignore the last 2 columns for now, which are populated with last week's predictions). 

Pretty much everyone is also calling an osu-Florida matchup in the Gator Bowl.  The Urban Meyer storyline would just be way too juicy to pass up.  I'm guessing they expect Florida fans to make a strong showing with the hopes their team will beat up on their old coach's new team.   Sadly, this means an Ohio-Ohio Pizza Pizza Bowl Bowl will likely no longer be in the cards.  I know, I'm crushed, too.  Rather, you've got either Iowa or NW there, with the other team probably in the TicketCity Bowl.

Penn St and Iowa are currently splitting votes for the Insight and Meineke Car Care of Texas Bowls (seriously - that's the real name). 

Finally, you've got the sad Illinois Fighting Zookers TBD'ers who, on the bright side, may get to go bowling in N'awlins in the Superdome!!!  Woo!!!  Sugar Bo...  Wait, what?  The R+L Carrier New Orleans Bowl on Dec 17?  Well, they were close in proximity to a BCS bowl, at least....

 

http://espn.go.com/blog/bigten

http://espn.go.com/college-football/bowls

http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/bowls/predictions

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/stewart_mandel/11/27/bowl.projections/index.html

http://btn.com/tag/bowl-projections/

http://cfn.scout.com/2/557866.html

Week 12 Big Ten Bowl Projections

Week 12 Big Ten Bowl Projections

Submitted by oriental andrew on November 21st, 2011 at 11:15 PM

So that was a pretty good weekend, no?  If you'll recall from last week's installment, most of the pundits expected Michigan to end up somewhere around the Outback against some roughly equivalent SEC team, like Georgia or S Carolina.  What a difference a week makes.  There is now a concensus in terms of Michigan's projected destination.  

So, on with the show...

 
Post Week 12 Rittenberg ESPN-Schlabach ESPN-Edwards CBS Sports CNNSI BTN CFN
MNC Game   LSU LSU LSU LSU   LSU
    Alabama Alabama Alabama Alabama   Alabama
Rose Wisconsin msu Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin
    Oregon Oregon Oregon Oregon Oregon Oregon
Sugar Michigan Michigan Michigan Michigan Michigan Michigan Michigan
    Houston Houston Houston Houston Houston Houston
Fiesta   Oklahoma Oklahoma Ok State Ok St   Ok State
    Stanford Stanford Stanford Stanford   Stanford
Orange   Va Tech Va Tech Va Tech Va Tech   Clemson
    Rutgers WVU Louisville WVU   WVU
Capital One msu Wisconsin msu Nebraska Nebraska msu msu
    Georgia Arkansas Arkansas Georgia Georgia Arkansas
Outback Nebraska Nebraska Penn St msu msu Penn St Penn St
    S Car S Car S Car S Car S Car Georgia
Gator osu Penn St osu Iowa osu Iowa Nebraska
    Florida Florida Auburn Florida Florida Florida
Insight Penn St Iowa Nebraska osu Iowa Nebraska osu
    Oklahoma TAMU TAMU Baylor Okla Okla
Care Care Iowa NW Iowa  Purdue Penn St osu Iowa
    TAMU Missouri Baylor TAMU TAMU TAMU
TicketCity NW Purdue Purdue Illinois Purdue Purdue Purdue
    UTEP SMU Marshall IA St SMU IA St
Little Caesars Purdue Ohio (YTO) NW NW NW NW Illinois
    Ohio (NTO) Toledo Toledo Ohio (NTO) Ohio (NTO) NIU
New Mexico   Illinois          
    SDSU          
Fight Hunger       Penn St      
        Cal      
New Orleans     Illinois   Illinois Illinois  
      UL-L   Sun Belt UL-L  
Other Illinois            

 

First, the good news - every single projection has Michigan in the firckin' Sugar Bowl, baby!  Who cares that it could be against Houston?  I'd be fine with it.

In other near-unanimous news, all except Schlabach have Wisco-Oregon in the Rose.  Schlabach sees msu winning the B1G.  

The Big Ten is also expected to get 10 teams bowl eligible, hence the random R+L Carrier New Orleans Bowl, the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl, and the Gildan New Mexico Bowl. 

Our little bros to the north are projected into the Rose (x1), Cap1 (x4), and Outback (x2).  Nice how-do-you-do as the Big 10 runner up.  Nebraska, on the other hand, is projected to the Cap 1 (x2), Outback (x2), Gator (x1), and the Insight (x2).  You can bet the Insight planners would LOVE to see Nebraska-Oklahoma (BTN's projection).  

Finally, those dudes in Ohio are projected as high as the Gator, but also as low as the Meineke Car Care Texas Bowl and the Little Caesar's Bowl.  Personally, I hope Schlabach's prediction of Ohio (YTO) vs. Ohio (NTO) in the Pizza Pizza Bowl happens.  

So yeah - big game coming up.  Go Blue!  Beat Ohio!

BCS Rankings, Big 10, & Michigan

BCS Rankings, Big 10, & Michigan

Submitted by StephenRKass on November 14th, 2011 at 9:56 AM

There is another post about BCS rankings & the Big 12. This post doesn't care about the Big 12, but is about the Big 10 and Michigan.

The current rankings have four teams bunched together, and one not far behind, all at 8 - 2:

  • 15  Michigan State
  • 16  Nebraska
  • 17  Wisconsin
  • 18  Michigan
  • 21  Penn State

I'm not going to go into all the permutations, but in a common sense way, whoever wins out will be in a BCS Bowl. However, that's not what will happen. Michigan State will win it's next two games, and play in the inaugural championship game. Wisconsin, if it beats Penn State, will also go. Penn State, if it beats Wisconsin, will go. I can't even begin to predict who will win the game in Indy.

Back to Michigan:  I like our chances to win our next two games, not go to the championship game, and end up with a decent bowl. I'm wondering if we beat Nebraska and Ohio, if we might sneak in as a 2nd Big 10 team going to a BCS bowl. Or would the loser of the championship game in Indy still be ranked ahead of us?

Well, its just speculation. I like Hoke's attitude:  focus on the games on the field, and the rest will sort itself out.

Yahoo thinks we draw Nebraska

Yahoo thinks we draw Nebraska

Submitted by 1464 on November 28th, 2010 at 1:30 PM

Yahoo seems to think we will get a head start on our new in-conference Rivals. Seems Michigan always finds a way to draw a tough bowl game... Maybe there can be some backback for 'JUST LATERAL THE DAMN BALL!!!'

Insight Bowl Projection

INSIGHT
Site: Tempe, Ariz.
Date: Dec. 28, 10 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: Big Ten No. 4/5 vs. Big 12 No. 4
Today's projection: Michigan vs. Nebraska
 

Rittenberg's Latest Big Ten Bowl Projections

Rittenberg's Latest Big Ten Bowl Projections

Submitted by MGoShoe on October 17th, 2010 at 8:47 PM

Adam Rittenberg, ESPN.com's Big Ten blogger has posted his latest Big Ten bowl projections.  After the loss to Iowa, he has Michigan in the Insight Bowl which is played in Sun Devil Stadium on Dec 28.  That's less interesting to me than his prediction for who'll end up as the Big Ten champion and Rose Bowl representative (not MSU or OSU). 

Rose Bowl

 Iowa vs. BCS team

Fiesta/Sugar/Orange Bowl

 Michigan State vs. BCS team

Capital One

 Ohio State vs. SEC team

Outback

 Wisconsin vs. SEC team

Gator

 Illinois vs. SEC team

Insight Bowl

 Michigan vs. Big 12 team

Texas Bowl

 Northwestern vs. Big 12 team

Dallas Football Classic

 Penn State vs. Big 12 team

Little Caesars Pizza Bowl

 Purdue vs. MAC team

I figure we're still good for the Gator Bowl as I think we'll defeat PSU, Illinois and Purdue to finish the regular season at 8-4.