The 2020 SEC season is entering its stretch run. Week 9 just finished up, and we’re heading toward the final 2 weeks of the originally scheduled regular season (Dec. 12 and Dec. 19 will be used as makeup dates for many teams).

By now, though, we have a good idea of where each SEC team stands in terms of the postseason picture.

After Saturday’s action, ESPN experts Kyle Bonagura and Mark Schlabach updated their bowl projections. As you can see below, they picked Alabama to make the College Football Playoff. A total of 13 SEC schools (everyone but Vanderbilt) were projected to play this postseason:


  • Bonagura: Sugar Bowl (CFP) vs. Clemson
  • Schlabach: Sugar Bowl (CFP) vs. Notre Dame


  • Bonagura: Texas Bowl vs. Oklahoma State
  • Schlabach: Outback Bowl vs. Indiana


  • Bonagura: Citrus Bowl vs. Northwestern
  • Schlabach: Citrus Bowl vs. Northwestern


  • Bonagura: Orange Bowl vs. Miami
  • Schlabach: Orange Bowl vs. Miami


  • Bonagura: Peach Bowl vs. Cincinnati
  • Schlabach: Peach Bowl vs. Cincinnati


  • Bonagura: Liberty Bowl vs. West Virginia
  • Schlabach: Music City Bowl vs. Wisconsin


  • Bonagura: Outback Bowl vs. Indiana
  • Schlabach: Texas Bowl vs. Texas

Mississippi State

  • Bonagura: Birmingham Bowl vs. Memphis
  • Schlabach: Birmingham Bowl vs. Memphis


  • Bonagura: Las Vegas Bowl vs. Washington
  • Schlabach: Las Vegas Bowl vs. Cal

Ole Miss

  • Bonagura: Gasparilla Bowl vs. Georgia Tech
  • Schlabach: Gator Bowl vs. Pitt

South Carolina

  • Bonagura: Gator Bowl vs. NC State
  • Schlabach: Gasparilla Bowl vs. Louisville


  • Bonagura: Music City Bowl vs. Wisconsin
  • Schlabach: Liberty Bowl vs. West Virginia

Texas A&M

  • Bonagura: Cotton Bowl vs. Iowa State
  • Schlabach: Cotton Bowl vs. Oklahoma