With week 13 in the books – and what an amazing weekend it was altogether – Alabama and Georgia will go to war Saturday in Atlanta for the chance to win the SEC Championship and pencil their name in as the team to take on Notre Dame in the national championship in Miami.
BCS National Championship Game: Alabama vs. Notre Dame
All-State Sugar Bowl: Florida vs. Oklahoma
Capital One Bowl: Georgia vs. Michigan
Outback Bowl: South Carolina vs. Northwestern
AT&T Cotton Bowl: Texas A&M vs. Texas
Chick-fil-A Bowl: LSU vs. Clemson
Gator Bowl: Vanderbilt vs. Wisconsin
Music City Bowl: Mississippi State vs. Bowling Green
BBVA Compass Bowl: Ole Miss vs. Louisiana-Monroe
At this point in the season and what we’ve seen from each team, the SEC Championship game could go either way. Either team can win it, and either team will beat Notre Dame in the national championship. I actually think Georgia matches up better than Alabama against Notre Dame.
Florida could play Oklahoma, Rutgers, Louisville or Kent State in the Sugar Bowl. We’ll see how things shake out this weekend, as all three teams play games.
For fans wondering why Florida gets the second BCS berth and not the loser of the SECCG, we expect Florida to be at #3 in the BCS rankings after this week. The #3 team in the BCS is automatically qualified into the BCS meaning the Sugar Bowl can’t take another SEC team if Florida is #3. This rule is known as the “Kansas State Rule” after Kansas State finished with one-loss in 1998, finished 3rd in the rankings and was passed over by the BCS bowls (they went to the Alamo Bowl).
Clemson looks like its bound for the Chick-fil-A Bowl, and they will not put South Carolina in a rematch against Clemson. Therefore, LSU is the likely team to get the opportunity to drub another ACC team.
Looking at those matchups, it’s hard not to project a clean sweep for the SEC in bowl games. That would be fantastic.
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