The Future of the SEC This Year: Can Georgia Make It Seven?

So is he smiling at the end of the season?

Want to know how the SEC will turn out week-by-week before it happens? Don't we all. So we hooked up the closest thing college football fans have to a time machine and will simulate each week of the season using EA's NCAA Football '13. Please keep in mind that it's all in good fun and we're not saying this is how it actually will happen. Though that would be pretty cool and a little bit eery.

The season is coming to an end. Lucky for us this is only a simulation and we still have four months of football to look forward to. We're going to be a bit briefer with all these games, because the interesting details that remain are what your team's record ends up being and what the SEC looks like in the bowls. And how well a certain team does in its postseason game.

SEC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: GEORGIA 38, AUBURN 21
Georgia now has an opportunity to keep the SEC's streak alive. Auburn strikes first for seven points, but the Dawgs reel off 31 unanswered points to put the game out of reach. The game is lively enough -- 873 yard of total offense and 59 points isn't exactly low-scoring for the season-ender in the Georgia Dome -- but the headline is simply that Georgia remains perfect and heads to the national championship game against ... Utah?

BOWL GAMES

LITTLE CAESAR'S BOWL: LSU 21, MIAMI (OH) 20
I'm not sure if this is good or bad for LSU. After all, they do win their bowl game, but it's a one-point victory over the other Miami. The SEC is 1-0 in bowl season and the Tigers end the year 8-5.

MUSIC CITY BOWL: MISSOURI 24, VIRGINIA 17
The Tigers wrap up their first season in the SEC the way many SEC teams wrap up their seasons: By defeating an ACC team in a bowl game. The conference moves to 2-0; Missouri finishes its season a respectable 8-5.

CHICK-FIL-A BOWL: TENNESSEE 23, MARYLAND 17
The Volunteers might not exactly be back, but defeating a 10-win ACC team in Atlanta isn't a bad way to get an encore. The win moves the SEC to 3-0 and gives Tennessee a 9-4 record at the end.

OUTBACK BOWL: WISCONSIN 34, ALABAMA 25
Not sure which is worse for Alabama fans -- only winning eight games in the regular season, losing the Iron Bowl or losing to a B1G team in the postseason. The SEC is now 3-1; the Tide finishes 8-5.

GATOR BOWL: FLORIDA 35, PURDUE 13
Purdue as a bowl team? With 9 wins?!? At least Florida wins the game easily to show a bit of improvement in Will Muschamp's first season. The SEC is 4-1 in bowls, while Florida is 8-5 for the year.

CAPITAL ONE BOWL: OHIO STATE 34, TEXAS A&M 31
Aggies, we need to talk. This is just not something that SEC teams do. The last SEC team to lose to Ohio State only did so because the Buckeyes used a platoon of ineligible players. Now, the SEC is 4-2. Texas A&M finishes 9-4.

SUGAR BOWL: TCU 35, ARKANSAS 28
DO YOU STILL WANT TO GO TO THE SUGAR BOWL, ARKANSAS FANS? At least the loss to TCU is to a Big 12 team. The SEC falls to 4-3 in bowls, while Arkansas wraps up the year at 9-4.

COTTON BOWL: OKLAHOMA 37, AUBURN 0
Gee, thanks, Auburn. I guess there's still a chance that the Big 12 won't make a big deal out of this, right? I mean, Oklahoma is good and all -- but a shutout? The SEC is even at 4-4 in the postseason; Auburn is 9-5.

BBVA COMPASS BOWL: SOUTH CAROLINA 35, BYU 14
Well, the season could have ended worse for South Carolina. Yeah, the Gamecocks could have gone to Birmingham and lost to BYU. In any case, the SEC is back above .500 with a 5-4 bowl mark; South Carolina ends up 8-5.

BCS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: GEORGIA 24, UTAH 20
This, of course, is the main event. Georgia rallies for 14 points at the end of the game to defeat the Utes and keep the crystal football in the SEC. The conference finishes the year 6-4 in bowl games, including a win in the most important of them all. Georgia is 14-0 and the undisputed national champion for the first time in more than 30 years.

COACHES' POLL

1 Georgia
2 Oregon
3 Wisconsin
4 Utah
5 TCU
6 Kansas State
7 Ohio State
8 Southern Cal
9 Washington
10 Arkansas
11 Oklahoma
12 Texas
13 Notre Dame
14 Texas A&M
15 Georgia Tech
16 Florida State
17 Tulsa
18 Toledo
19 Tennessee
20 N.C. State
21 Cincinnati
22 Michigan State
23 Missouri
24 Cal
25 LSU

MEDIA POLL

1 Georgia
2 TCU
3 Oregon
4 Utah
5 Kansas State
6 Ohio State
7 Wisconsin
8 Washington
9 Southern Cal
10 Arkansas
11 Oklahoma
12 Texas A&M
13 Notre Dame
14 Texas
15 Georgia Tech
16 Florida State
17 Toledo
18 Tennessee
19 Tulsa
20 N.C. State
21 Michigan State
22 Cincinnati
23 Missouri
24 Miami (FL)
25 Cal

Earlier: Week 1; Week 2; Week 3; Week 4; Week 5; Week 6; Week 7; Week 8; Week 9; Week 10; Week 11; Week 12; Week 13

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