SEC Bowl Tie-Ins, Affiliations
The SEC Champion will automatically go to the Sugar Bowl if it’s not selected for the College Football Playoff. The highest-ranked available SEC team is in the Sugar.
The SEC alternates with the Big Ten between the Las Vegas Bowl (2020, 2022, 2024) and Duke’s Mayo Bowl (2021, 2023, 2025). This year, the SEC is expected to go to the Las Vegas after South Carolina played in the Duke’s Mayo last season.
1. Sugar Bowl vs Big 12
SEC Champion goes here if not in the College Football Playoff, or highest-ranked SEC team
2. Vrbo Citrus Bowl vs Big Ten
The Citrus Bowl gets its pick of the top SEC team available after the CFP and Sugar Bowl are in place
The SEC will assign teams to the respective bowls in this pool.
– AutoZone Liberty Bowl vs Big 12
– Mercari Texas Bowl vs Big 12
– Outback Bowl vs Big Ten or ACC
– SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl vs. Pac-12
– TaxSlayer Gator Bowl vs ACC
– TransPerfect Music City Bowl vs Big Ten
– TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl vs American Athletic
– Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl vs AAC, ACC, or Pac-12