While we may not like it, as SEC partisans we need to be familiar with the bowl pecking order for the BIG, because the NCAA has sanctioned about 47 New Year’s Day bowl games in Florida between the SEC and the Big Ten. Georgia will be playing in one of these games 6 out the next ten years.
BCS Championship Game – Alabama vs. Oregon
I’m now actively rooting for this outcome.
Sugar Bowl – Florida vs. Oklahoma
I don’t know if I underestimated the Gators or overestimated the Gamecocks. Either way we are screwed.
Capital One Bowl – South Carolina vs. Nebraska
If Clemson beats South Carolina (which I’m not predicting,) there is a window of opportunity for the Bulldogs to land here. Whoopee.
Cotton Bowl – LSU vs. West Virginia
Cajuns vs. Mountaineers. Which team can out crazy the other?
Outback Bowl – Georgia vs. Wisconsin
Remember what I said about Big Ten teams actually getting better bowl games than their records deserve? That is just one of many reasons why it’s going to be so embarrassing when we lose.
Chick-fil-A Bowl – Texas A&M vs. Clemson
Has there been a season in the last ten years when Clemson wasn’t projected into the Chick-fil-A Bowl at some point in the season?
Gator Bowl – Mississippi State vs. Northwestern
Mississippi State is an undefeated SEC team. Isn’t it telling that no one cares?
Liberty Bowl - Tennessee vs. UCF
Will be Dooley be the coach?
Music City Bowl – Ole Miss vs. NC State
I dare you to figure out who the fourth best team in the ACC is.
Compass Bowl – No SEC team eligible (well maybe Vandy or Arkansas, but I doubt it)
The Independence Bowl – No SEC team eligible (almost no shot at all)