SEC bowl projections: Week 1

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Now that week one is in the books, let’s take a look at updated bowl projections based on what we’ve witnessed thus far, and we’ll continue to update the bowl scene every Monday.

Here’s a post week one look:

Related: Early week two game lines

BCS National Championship Game: Alabama
Sugar Bowl: LSU
Capital One Bowl: South Carolina
Outback Bowl: Georgia
Cotton Bowl: Texas A&M
BBVA Compass Bowl: Arkansas
Gator Bowl: Ole Miss
Chick-fil-A Bowl: Florida
Liberty Bowl: Vanderbilt
Independence Bowl: Auburn
Music City Bowl: Missouri

Related: 5 interesting stats from week 1

Preseason changes: Mississippi State out; Arkansas in

Few thoughts:

  • Kentucky, Tennessee and, now, MSU are out.
  • Tennessee’s uphill battle starts even this weekend against WKU before traveling to Oregon and Florida.
  • Arkansas showed it’s a new era in Fayetteville, as evidenced by a hard-nosed running game and aggressive D-line play.

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  • No love for TN, yet mizzou, auburn , and vandy make the list??? TN wins 8 this year….write it down

    • Not yet, the true test will come against Florida. It’s mostly due to the ensuing brutal schedule right now.

      • That’s understandable. I think Tennessee steals one from Florida, UGA, or USC. Then we win South Alabama, Mizzou, Vandy, Kentucky, and Auburn. A bowl win could be a 9 win season which would be RIDICULOUS considering the hand Butch Jones was dealt. However, the world always looks better through Orange Tinted Glasses. My fandom clouds my judgement but dagnabit I just can’t concede any losses for the Big Orange. GO VOLS!

  • Alabama looks a little flat. You don’t see them losing more than one?

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