Alabama’s Week 6 loss to Texas A&M has shaken up the 2021 postseason picture.

CBS Sports expert Jerry Palm is among the analysts who no longer have Nick Saban’s squad making the College Football Playoff. While the Crimson Tide still controls its destiny in the SEC West, a trip to the SEC Championship Game means a potential showdown with No. 1 Georgia. After Week 6, Palm is projecting Kirby Smart’s Bulldogs as the only SEC team to make the CFP field of 4. Palm has UA as the only SEC team in a non-Playoff New Year’s Six bowl game.

Here are Palm’s full SEC projections:


Sugar Bowl (NY6) vs. Texas


Outback Bowl vs. Nebraska


Duke’s May Bowl vs. Virginia Tech


Gator Bowl vs. Pittsburgh


Orange Bowl (CFP Semifinal) vs. Cincinnati


Citrus Bowl vs. Michigan State

Mississippi State

Birmingham Bowl vs. Western Michigan


Quick Lane Bowl vs. Northern Illinois

Ole Miss

Music City Bowl vs. Minnesota


Liberty Bowl vs. Iowa State

Texas A&M

Texas Bowl vs. Baylor