Published November 12, 2012 - 10:00am
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Texas A&M shocked the world this weekend. Georgia punched their ticket to Atlanta, and they will likely play Alabama in the SEC Championship, assuming the Tide do beat the Auburn Tigers in the Iron Bowl.
Sugar Bowl: Alabama
Fiesta Bowl: Texas A&M
Capital One Bowl: Georgia
Outback Bowl: Florida
AT&T Cotton Bowl: LSU
Chick-fil-A Bowl: South Carolina
Gator Bowl: Mississippi State
Music City Bowl: Tennessee
Liberty Bowl: Vanderbilt
BBVA Compass Bowl: Ole Miss
Independence Bowl: Missouri
To clarify Texas A&M to the Fiesta… at large teams don’t have to be the next best ranked team. So, Florida, Georgia, LSU can all still be ranked ahead of the Aggies, and the Fiesta can still take Texas A&M. And they will. It’s a better fit geographically. Johnny Manziel is going to be a Heisman finalist (at least). A&M fans will travel in droves to this game. LSU, Florida, Georgia? Not as much.
If Georgia beats Alabama in the SECCG, A&M still might still be the at large team over Alabama. Both would be two loss teams, and Alabama fans aren’t going to be excited about playing in the Fiesta. Not as much as A&M fans will be.
Fascinating developments, no?
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