Published October 1, 2012 - 8:30am
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Now that week six is upon us, here are the latest bowl projections based on last weekend’s outcomes.
BCS National Championship Game: Alabama
All-State Sugar Bowl: Georgia
Capital One Bowl: LSU
Outback Bowl: Florida
AT&T Cotton Bowl: South Carolina
Chick-fil-A Bowl: Mississippi State
Gator Bowl: Texas A&M
Music City Bowl: Tennessee
Liberty Bowl: Missouri
BBVA Compass Bowl: Auburn
Independence Bowl: Ole Miss
LSU has some problems, and they were very apparent against Towson this weekend. They now are missing three starters on offense and key players in the running game. They will lose a couple of games this year. Georgia jumps LSU because they have an explosive offensive team and the easiest road ahead, having only to play South Carolina and Florida. Even if the Bulldogs lose one game, the Dawgs can still get to Atlanta and go toe-to-toe in the SEC Championship. Obviously it’s still very cloudy.
Arkansas will not make a bowl game unless something unexpected happens to any of their teams ahead on the schedule. However, I do think Ole Miss squeaks out six wins and makes a bowl game. Auburn and Ole Miss are both questions right now.
There’s Alabama; then, who? Georgia, LSU, Florida, South Carolina and even Mississippi State will all jockey for rights to be called second best, or first loser. And don’t overlook Texas A&M, either, as their offense has come alive, and they have a very underrated defense.
This weekend Florida-LSU and Georgia-South Carolina will try and separate themselves from the rest of the field, and things will sort out somewhat, especially in the East.
Here is the week six schedule for all the games.