Let’s take a look at where the Team Speed Kills contributors are projecting SEC teams to go bowling after Week 9.
With their victory over Tennessee, South Carolina enters the fray this week as the Gamecocks sit at four wins and can defeat Missouri and Western Carolina to become bowl eligible (or pull off one of the upsets of the season over Clemson).
Mississippi State’s lackluster win over Samford did nothing to endear themselves to our contributors as they fell out of all of the picks. Last week, they appeared in a pair of projections.
As they have been able to for the past month, Tennessee can become bowl eligible this week, as can Kentucky, Arkansas and LSU. Missouri, with a loss to South Carolina this week, could be the first team to hit the seven loss mark.
Florida and Auburn entered the fray of teams picked to go to New Years’ Six Bowls as this group of games found more diversity this week within the picks. It appears the consensus is that the Big Ten will garner the Orange Bowl spot that can go to either the SEC or Big Ten.
|Julian Council||Auburn||Texas A&M|
|Tanner Dennie||Florida||Texas A&M|
|Will Marshall||Texas A&M||LSU|
|Jonathan Waldrop||Texas A&M||LSU|
|Tom Stephenson||Texas A&M||Auburn|
The Citrus Bowl continues the diverse picks as four different teams find their way into our projections this week.
|Cam Newton||Texas A&M|
|Niesha Middlebrooks||Texas A&M|
Group of Six Bowls
|Belk||Liberty||Music City||Outback||TaxSlayer (Gator)||Texas|
|Alex Dusza||Tennessee||Ole Miss||Kentucky||Georgia||Texas A&M||Arkansas|
|Cam Newton||Georgia||Ole Miss||Tennessee||Florida||Kentucky||Arkansas|
|Julian Council||Georgia||Ole Miss||Kentucky||Florida||Tennessee||Arkansas|
|Tanner Dennie||Kentucky||Ole Miss||Auburn||Tennessee||Georgia||Arkansas|
|Will Marshall||Tennessee||Georgia||Kentucky||Auburn||Ole Miss||Arkansas|
|Niesha Middlebrooks||Tennessee||Ole Miss||Auburn||Georgia||Kentucky||Arkansas|
|Jonathan Waldrop||Georgia||Ole Miss||Tennessee||Auburn||Kentucky||Arkansas|
|Tom Stephenson||Georgia||LSU||Ole Miss||Florida||Kentucky||Arkansas|
Birmingham and Independence Bowls
South Carolina and Missouri met in the 2005 Independence Bowl and the Gamecocks could go back there with a win this week over Missouri.
|Alex Dusza||South Carolina|
|Cam Newton||South Carolina|
|Julian Council||South Carolina|
|Tanner Dennie||South Carolina|
|Will Marshall||South Carolina||Vanderbilt|
|Niesha Middlebrooks||South Carolina|
|Jonathan Waldrop||South Carolina|
|Tom Stephenson||South Carolina|