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SEC Bowl Projections




The regular season is over and bowl season begins! The big question that MOST SEC fans are asking is, "Where is MY team going to go and who will they play?" Fear not, humble readers, because the 1st part of your question will be answered here!

That's right, there is NO NEED for you to wait until Bowl Selection Sunday, not when you can find out RIGHT NOW!! Insofar as WHO your team will be playing; well, we are not looking to take away from ALL the fun that Bowl Selection Sunday offers... Also, for this article, we WILL NOT be naming the bowl corporate sponsors. At least not until I get a PM from @Benny to let me know that they have changed their minds about SECTalk.com's piece of their advertising budget...

1. BCS Championship Game  Sorry guys, although Auburn and Missouri are both feasibly still alive for this game, the SEC will NOT be represented in the big game for the 1st time since 2005.

1. Sugar Bowl *  The winner of the SEC Championship game gets in. And I can promise you one thing, it WILL be the TIGERS!! OK, sorry. Just couldn't resist... My prediction is that Mizzou shocks the world and wins the SEC in just their 2nd year as a member.

2. Orange Bowl  Since the Rose hosts the Mythical National Championship game, the Orange is 1st in line to select an at large team. So, who is the best one loss at large team that also happens to have a rabid fan base and is only one state away from Florida? I'll take Alabama for the 1st at large team selected for a BCS bowl Alex!!

3. Citrus Bowl **  The Citrus (formally Tangerine) Bowl gets the top SEC team not in the BCS, or they share this pick with the Cotton Bowl. Citrus typically gets an SEC East team and the Cotton takes their pick from the SEC West. It is not written in stone, but it is how it usually plays out. South Carolina fans sure are hungry for a BCS berth, but the top bowl in Florida is a decent consolation prize. spurrier should be happy since Orlando is home to several top notch golf courses...

4. Cotton Bowl   Some may be disappointed, but after going winless in the conference last year, this will be a nice reward for Auburn. What is kind of funny though, is that had they lost to Alabama in the Iron Bowl, Aubie PROBABLY would have gone to the Sugar...

5. Hall of Fame Bowl **  This is a great bowl hosted in Tampa, FL - a beautiful city! Louisiana State will very likely sell out their side of the bowl allotment tickets, I mean, who doesn't want to be at the beach with temps in the 70's this time of year?

6. Peach Bowl **  Selection officials in Atlanta are probably very excited about having an opportunity to get a Heisman Trophy winner to play in their bowl game. Bringing in a large group of wealthy and historically great traveling fans from Texas is a bonus as well... I think that Texas A&M fans are going to enjoy a big party in Hotlanta this bowl season.

7. Gator Bowl Jacksonville LOVES the Georgia Bulldogs and Dawgs love the JAX right back. Sure, there are more Florida fans here, but this town really does everything it can to make UGA fans feel at home and comfortable every year and Gator officials are chomping at the bit to get an even larger contingent of Dawg fans in town.

8. Music City Bowl  So, the hometown team has had a stellar year and really does deserve to climb up in the bowl selection pecking order. But bowl games are about revenues, tourism and fannies in seats. So Mississippi will enjoy the post season in Nashville.

9. Liberty Bowl **  If folks in the SEC offices in Birmingham would let them, they would grab MS State. But Vanderbilt won't be allowed to fall any further than a return trip to Memphis, not with an 8-4 record. Vandy truthfully deserves a trip to Atlanta or Jacksonville, but they don't have the reputation for bringing fans with them or generating eyeballs on TV sets.

10. Birmingham Bowl **  Do you want to talk about a fanbase that is EXCITED to be in a bowl game? ANY bowl game? Outside of the fans for Mizzou, Mississippi State fans will be the happiest about their post season fate. Feed and seed stores all over east Mississippi and west Alabama will have trouble keeping cowbells on their shelves...

* As an ADDED BONUS, you get a prediction for the SEC Championship Game!
** See what I did there??


64 Comments

seems bizarre that auburn could be left out of the bcs. im pulling for the zoo all the way though.

View Postgchamblee, on 01 December 2013 - 04:40 PM, said:

seems bizarre that auburn could be left out of the bcs. im pulling for the zoo all the way though.

oh hell yes I am pulling for Mizzou - I also really do think they will win

and whoever loses the SEC WILL get shut out of a BCS game - each conference is only allowed 2 teams and Bama is a lock
The Outback Bowl has to take a SEC team

View Postzartan, on 01 December 2013 - 04:47 PM, said:

The Outback Bowl has to take a SEC team

5. Hall of Fame Bowl **  This is a great bowl hosted in Tampa, FL - a beautiful city! Louisiana State will very likely sell out their side of the bowl allotment tickets, I mean, who doesn't want to be at the beach with temps in the 70's this time of year?

* As an ADDED BONUS, you get a prediction for the SEC Championship Game!
** See what I did there??
We will pack the hell out of nashville, excited fanbase, party city, and a short drive from Oxford.

View Postzartan, on 01 December 2013 - 04:47 PM, said:

The Outback Bowl has to take a SEC team

http://en.wikipedia....ki/Outback_Bowl

The Outback Bowl is an annual New Year's Day college football bowl game played at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The event was originally called the Hall of Fame Bowl from 1986 to 1994 until being renamed in 1995 for its new title sponsor, Outback Steakhouse.

View Postdcbl, on 01 December 2013 - 04:51 PM, said:



5. Hall of Fame Bowl **  This is a great bowl hosted in Tampa, FL - a beautiful city! Louisiana State will very likely sell out their side of the bowl allotment tickets, I mean, who doesn't want to be at the beach with temps in the 70's this time of year?

* As an ADDED BONUS, you get a prediction for the SEC Championship Game!
** See what I did there??

My bad.:.
That is probably pretty accurate.  I'm curious what happens if Auburn wins though.  Auburn got 3 1st places votes in the Harris Poll.

Auburn trails Ohio State by .0037 in the Projected BCS ratings on CBS.
Auburn and Ohio State are virtually tied in the Harris Poll and Coaches Poll. The computers like Auburn just a little bit more and the computers like Missouri better than Michigan State so that should be another small boast for Auburn.
Mizzou to the BCSNCG

/thread

View PostMatt, on 01 December 2013 - 05:42 PM, said:

That is probably pretty accurate.  I'm curious what happens if Auburn wins though.  Auburn got 3 1st places votes in the Harris Poll.

Auburn trails Ohio State by .0037 in the Projected BCS ratings on CBS.
Auburn and Ohio State are virtually tied in the Harris Poll and Coaches Poll. The computers like Auburn just a little bit more and the computers like Missouri better than Michigan State so that should be another small boast for Auburn.

the gap may tighten, but NO WAY an undefeated OSU gets jumped by anybody.

If it were Louisville, or some scrub team from outside the big 5 conferences, yes

but not the BIG Ten champion...

View Postdcbl, on 01 December 2013 - 06:04 PM, said:

the gap may tighten, but NO WAY an undefeated OSU gets jumped by anybody.

If it were Louisville, or some scrub team from outside the big 5 conferences, yes

but not the BIG Ten champion...

You are probably right but they will need some Harris or Coach voters to vote them #1 over FSU to make sure the computers don't give Auburn enough points to jump them.  With FSU being near unanimous I don't see that happening unless some pollsters manipulate their votes.  It is setting up to come down to the wire with someone being quite upset.
I actually think the winner of the SEC championship game will jump Ohio State. Unranked Michigan almost beating them will still be fresh in the mind of voters.

View PostOneBigDawg, on 01 December 2013 - 08:13 PM, said:

I actually think the winner of the SEC championship game will jump Ohio State. Unranked Michigan almost beating them will still be fresh in the mind of voters.

Nope
BCS: Auburn vs FSU
Sugar: IDGAF
Orange: IDGAF
Cotton: IDGAF
etc

IDGAF

View Postdcbl, on 01 December 2013 - 04:23 PM, said:

The regular season is over and bowl season begins! The big question that MOST SEC fans are asking is, "Where is MY team going to go and who will they play?" Fear not, humble readers, because the 1st part of your question will be answered here!

That's right, there is NO NEED for you to wait until Bowl Selection Sunday, not when you can find out RIGHT NOW!! Insofar as WHO your team will be playing; well, we are not looking to take away from ALL the fun that Bowl Selection Sunday offers... Also, for this article, we WILL NOT be naming the bowl corporate sponsors. At least not until I get a PM from @Benny to let me know that they have changed their minds about SECTalk.com's piece of their advertising budget...


3. Citrus Bowl **  The Citrus (formally Tangerine) Bowl gets the top SEC team not in the BCS, or they share this pick with the Cotton Bowl. Citrus typically gets an SEC East team and the Cotton takes their pick from the SEC West. It is not written in stone, but it is how it usually plays out. South Carolina fans sure are hungry for a BCS berth, but the top bowl in Florida is a decent consolation prize. spurrier should be happy since Orlando is home to several top notch golf courses...

4. Cotton Bowl   Some may be disappointed, but after going winless in the conference last year, this will be a nice reward for Auburn. What is kind of funny though, is that had they lost to Alabama in the Iron Bowl, Aubie PROBABLY would have gone to the Sugar...


At least according to Wikipedia the Citrus has to take the runner-up unless another SEC team has 2 less losses, which would not happen this year with either team.  So the loser looks like they are guaranteed a trip to Orlando.

View PostMatt, on 01 December 2013 - 08:47 PM, said:

At least according to Wikipedia the Citrus has to take the runner-up unless another SEC team has 2 less losses, which would not happen this year with either team.  So the loser looks like they are guaranteed a trip to Orlando.

They do have such a contract that states that the SEC runner up cannot drop lower than the Citrus/Capital One bowl; but i don't think that the Cotton Bowl is considered a step down. I don't know if it is a written rule or a gentleman's agreement or what, but the Eastern team generally goes to Florida and the Western team goes to Texas - there have been times when that pissed me off, like when UGA was always coming in 2nd in the East and getting into the cap One or Outback game - seems like most of our fanbase wanted to go to the Cotton but we never got that invite since we were an East team

I think that my scenario could happen, with an SEC runner up going to the Cotton since the Cotton is not seen as a step down
Most of the time an east team goes capitol one and a west team goes cotton.  They are both on the same level in my opinion
BCS will be Ohio State vs. FSU barring any upsets
National title will be Florida state vs sec championship game winner or possibly Alabama, seeing as how ohio state is going to lose to michigan state in the big ten championship.  No way they get past that game, so it won't matter anyway.
UGA to Gator bowl. I love it. I live in Jax and will be able to tailgate again for this game. Welcome home Dawgs. Be nice to tailgate without all that Orange and Blue shit everywhere
FSU will have an easy win in the NC Game if they get Ohio State.  The only chance we have of seeing a good NC Game is if Michigan State eliminates Ohio State and we get either Auburn or Missouri in the NC Game as FSU's opponent.  That would be a tough NC Game.  FSU is the real deal IMO (as much as I hate to say it).

View PostGAMECOCK_FAN, on 02 December 2013 - 09:21 AM, said:

FSU will have an easy win in the NC Game if they get Ohio State.  The only chance we have of seeing a good NC Game is if Michigan State eliminates Ohio State and we get either Auburn or Missouri in the NC Game as FSU's opponent.  That would be a tough NC Game.  FSU is the real deal IMO (as much as I hate to say it).

I dont think Auburn could touch FSU. FSU's defense defends everything well and they have the best QB in the country, a freaking 6'6 monster WR, and a stable of good RB's. Bama would still be the biggest test for them. But FSU will roll Auburn OSU or Mizzou.

View PostMrGamecockFan, on 02 December 2013 - 08:27 AM, said:

National title will be Florida state vs sec championship game winner or possibly Alabama, seeing as how ohio state is going to lose to michigan state in the big ten championship.  No way they get past that game, so it won't matter anyway.

^
this



mich state is basically an SEC team, and ohio state doesn't beat SEC teams




Auburn does seem to be a team of destiny, so they'll probably be the ones to get to the title game.....which seems kind of weird. Don't know why God is looking out for a team who so blatantly cheated to get their last title.

View PostMizzou_Fan, on 01 December 2013 - 05:46 PM, said:

Mizzou to the BCSNCG

/thread

The SEC to the BCSNCG

/thread
Vandy screwed again!!! Fruck the Gator Bowl and Chicken Folaw!!!