The Big Ten has a rich, rich history in historical bowl games, and the expectations are set for that to continue in 2020, or so we think. Here at Buckeyes Wire, we’re keeping with tradition and giving you a peek at where we think all the teams in the conference will end up when all the dust settles on the season.
We reassess after each week of games and project based on what we’ve seen. Our first edition takes a look at where things project in this pandemic shortened 2020 season, but it’s sure to change drastically as the calendar flips through the eight-week regular season.
Keep in mind some bowls aren’t planning on having a game this year, so it culls things down just a wee-bit for the lower end, lesser money-making bowl games.
Also, keep in mind that these scenarios are very complicated with projecting when there aren’t enough teams from certain conferences with tie-ins, and the agreements with bowls to not repeat the same program over a certain time-frame if at all possible.
Here’s a look at the projections before all the fun starts this weekend.