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SEC Bowl Projections: The Finale

We now know who is going bowling, but where are they going?

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With Vanderbilt clinching bowl eligibility and Mississippi State getting to five wins (along with their exemplary APR score), the bowl teams for the SEC are finalized. Their bowl destinations will be announced Sunday after the final College Football Playoff rankings are announced, but it’s not too late to take a guess at where your favorite team may end up over the holidays.

With Alabama having been so dominant throughout the season, it’s reasonably assumed that even with a(n unexpected) loss to Florida that the Crimson Tide would still find themselves in the top four come Sunday. Other than Alabama and Florida, however, there’s not much shakeup that could take place within the SEC.

If Florida were to win on Satuday, they would vault into the Sugar Bowl but look to be—at best--headed to the Citrus Buffalfo Wild Wings Bowl. The Orlando bowl could balk at taking the in-state Gators for a second consecutive season, but is our assumed destination for Florida.

As for Mississippi State, the Bulldogs look to be a shoe-in as a result of their APR score. As the SEC will fill their bowl tie-ins, Dan Mullen’s squad would slot into another bowl which finds themselves without a team due to their conference not filling their allotment which include the Las Vegas, Armed Forces, Cactus, St. Petersburg and Heart of Dallas Bowls.

So, without further ado, here are our projections. Feel free to tell us how we’re idiots correct in the comments below...


Playoff Sugar BWW Citrus Belk Liberty Music City Outback TaxSlayer (Gator) Texas Birmingham Independence Others
Alex Dusza Alabama Auburn Florida Georgia LSU Kentucky Arkansas Auburn Texas A&M South Carolina Vanderbilt Mississippi State
Will Marshall Alabama LSU Florida Kentucky Georgia Arkansas Auburn Tennessee Texas A&M Vanderbilt South Carolina Mississippi State
Chris Novak Alabama Auburn LSU Florida Arkansas Georgia Kentucky Tennessee Texas A&M South Carolina Vanderbilt Mississippi State