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