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2016 SEC Preseason Bowl Projections


Where are all the SEC teams going this post-season? What bowls are their destiny? Here are the College Football News preseason predictions and bowl projections, looking at where the SEC teams will go.


2016 Preseason SEC Bowl Projections

The SEC always has more than enough bowl eligible teams, and this year won’t be any exception. The key will be how many teams get into the New Year’s Six. If there aren’t a few going into the big games, can there be enough bowl slots for all the eligible teams?

No matter what happens with the College Football Playoff, the SEC gets a team into the Sugar, and it’s able to send another team to the Orange if one fits – one will always fit.

The next-team-up goes to the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl, and then there’s a tier of bowls that get assigned based on the right fits. There’s then a second tier of bowls – Birmingham and Camping World Independence – to fill it all out.

So with all that in mind, the 2016 preseason SEC bowl projections are …

Not Projected Bowl Eligible: South Carolina, Vanderbilt

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl vs. College Football Playoff

LSU vs. Oklahoma

Allstate Sugar Bowl vs. Big 12

Tennessee vs. Texas

Capital One Orange Bowl vs. ACC

Alabama vs. Louisville

Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl vs. Big Ten or ACC

Georgia vs. Michigan

AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl vs. Big 12

Mississippi State vs. Oklahoma State

AutoZone Liberty Bowl vs. Big 12

Texas A&M vs. Texas Tech

Belk Bowl vs. ACC

Missouri vs. Miami

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl vs. ACC or Big Ten

Ole Miss vs. Penn State

Outback Bowl vs. Big Ten

Arkansas vs. Wisconsin

TaxSlayer Bowl vs. ACC or Big Ten

Florida vs. Pitt

Birmingham Bowl vs. American Athletic

Auburn vs. Duke

Camping World Independence Bowl vs. ACC

Kentucky vs. Virginia Tech