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SEC Bowl Projections After Week 11

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The Theme of the Week is Consolidation

NCAA Football: Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl-Houston vs Florida State Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

With two weeks of the season to play, the bowl picture is becoming more clear. With few exceptions, the picks of our contributors are very similar throughout the bowl matchups.

At this point, Missouri is still the only team with seven or more losses and the SEC could end up with a total of 12 teams with at least six wins. South Carolina and Kentucky should become bowl eligible this week against FCS foes while Ole Miss can also get their sixth win with a victory over Vanderbilt. If the Commodores win, they keep their chances of six wins alive but a loss gives Vanderbilt seven losses.

Mississippi State needs to win their remaining games against both Arkansas and Ole Miss to keep their bowl hopes going. If Mississippi State and Vanderbilt both win their remaining games, that would knock Ole Miss out of eligibility.


College Football Playoff and Access Bowls

College Football Playoff National Championship - Head Coach Press Conference Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images

Playoff Sugar Cotton
Chris Novak Alabama LSU Auburn
Alex Dusza Alabama LSU Florida
Cam Newton Alabama LSU Auburn
Niesha Middlebrooks Alabama LSU Florida

Citrus Bowl

NCAA Football: Citrus Bowl-Michigan vs Florida Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
Chris Novak Florida
Alex Dusza Auburn
Cam Newton Florida
Niesha Middlebrooks Auburn

Group of Six Bowls

AutoZone Liberty Bowl - Texas A&M v West Virginia Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

Belk Liberty Music City Outback TaxSlayer (Gator) Texas
Chris Novak Georgia Ole Miss Kentucky Tennessee Arkansas Texas A&M
Alex Dusza Georgia Ole Miss Kentucky Arkansas Tennessee Texas A&M
Cam Newton Georgia Ole Miss Kentucky Arkansas Tennessee Texas A&M
Niesha Middlebrooks Georgia Ole Miss Kentucky Tennessee Arkansas Texas A&M

Birmingham and Independence Bowls

NCAA Football: Birmingham Bowl-Auburn vs Memphis Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

None of our contributors picked an SEC team to go to the Independence Bowl this week.


Birmingham
Chris Novak South Carolina
Alex Dusza South Carolina
Cam Newton South Carolina
Niesha Middlebrooks South Carolina