Lastly, Mississippi State is guaranteed to make a bowl game at This might be the trickiest to fill, with both Kentucky and South Carolina hanging around.
That eliminates the Vols from possibly making the Sugar Bowl, which invites the highest-ranked SEC team assuming Alabama makes the Playoff as conference champion. The Tigers lost to No. The Crimson Tide, being a near-lock for the No. The Tigers are also keeping the beloved Ed Orgeron around as head coach, and are expected to retain defensive coordinator Dave Aranda.
The September win at Oklahoma has done wonders for that resume. Jacksonville is a manageable road trip from Knoxville and a pretty accessible city overall.
The Gators, if selected, almost certainly will draw Nebraska. Nearby Miami also should help with attendance numbers for this game. If either wins on Saturday, that school would also qualify for a bowl. The Vols, as mentioned earlier, have played like garbage recently. Looking at the most likely open bowl spots, the Big 12 has only six bowl-eligible teams to fill its eight tie-in berths.
South Carolina has a head-to-head win against Vanderbilt, and likely would travel better to Birmingham.
Florida is the best team left on the board. Both MSU and Navy put up huge point totals. Rounding out the group After those six bowls are filled, the Birmingham Bowl gets first dibs on the leftover teams, followed by the Independence Bowl.
Auburn now has the inside track for New Orleans by virtue of its No. Tennessee fans travel well. In all, the SEC will place 12 of its 14 teams in a bowl game this season.
There are currently 74 bowl-eligible teams and 80 potential bowl slots. So while it might not make the most geographic sense, the Razorbacks probably wind up playing in Charlotte, as our own Eric Bolin suggests.
But, in addition to factoring in strength of schedule and head-to-head competition, the committee also can do whatever the hell it wants in order to select the four best teams.
Vanderbilt is now guaranteed the Independence Bowl or better by virtue of upsetting Tennessee.
Then we go to APR scores. Bowl committees usually opt for variety when possible. Both schools will fill bowl slots, so that leaves four spots open.
Tennessee and LSU also qualify in this case. The upset win at Louisville changes a lot. Since Vanderbilt is nowthe teams with the best APR scores are: South Alabama and Louisiana-Lafayette are both entering this weekend.NCAA FB.
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Bowl projections. With the regular season in the books, our experts predict where bowl-eligible teams will land this postseason. With the Week 14 contests completed, it's time to revamp the bowl projections one more time before the final announcements are made on Sunday, Dec. 3. ESPN. C-USA vs.Download