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Ohio State football bowl projections: Are Buckeyes heading back to the Fiesta Bowl?

Colin Gay
The Columbus Dispatch

Ohio State football is heading to Big Ten play.

The Buckeyes did their job through non-conference play, beating Notre Dame, Arkansas State and Toledo to remain undefeated heading into the conference slate.

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With how Ohio State has performed through the first three weeks, where will the Buckeyes play come bowl season?

Here's a look at bowl projections prior to the Buckeyes' Week 4 prime-time matchup with Wisconsin.

CBS Sports

Fiesta Bowl — Ohio State vs. Alabama

CBS Sports' Jerry Palm has the No. 2 Buckeyes back in the College Football Playoff, taking on the No. 3 Crimson Tide in the Fiesta Bowl — Ohio State's fourth trip to Glendale, Arizona since the end of the 2015 season. No. 1 Georgia is projected to take on No. 4 Oklahoma in the Peach Bowl on the other side of the bracket.

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Sports Illustrated

Peach Bowl — Ohio State vs. Georgia

Sports Illustrated's Richard Johnson has Ohio State returning to the College Football Playoff, taking on Georgia for the first time since 1993 in the Peach Bowl. Oklahoma is projected to take on USC on the other side of the bracket in the Fiesta Bowl.

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ESPN

Fiesta Bowl — Ohio State vs. Alabama

ESPN's Kyle Bonagura and Mark Schlabach remain on the same page regarding Ohio State. Both have the Buckeyes in the College Football Playoff taking on Alabama in the Fiesta Bowl. However, Schlabach has Ohio State in the national championship game against Georgia, while Bonagura has the Buckeyes losing to Alabama.

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Action Network

Fiesta Bowl — Ohio State vs. Alabama

Action Network's Brett McMurphy has Ohio State back in the College Football Playoff, but doesn't have the Buckeyes advancing past Alabama in the Fiesta Bowl. McMurphy has Georgia taking on Michigan in the Peach Bowl on the other side of the bracket.

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