Week 1 of the 2018 season is in the books, and already, bowl projections are being shuffled as we got our first look at who is good and who is not.

On Tuesday, ESPN experts Mitch Sherman and Kyle Bonagura made their projections, and there were plenty of SEC squads featured.

Interestingly, Sherman thinks a whopping 12 SEC teams (all but Vanderbilt and Ole Miss) will go bowling, while Bonagura has a more modest 10 SEC teams slotted for postseason play.

Check out the projections below, and look at the full projections here:


  • Cotton Bowl (CFP) vs. Wisconsin (Sherman)
  • Orange Bowl (CFP) vs. Ohio State (Bonagura)


  • Texas Bowl vs. Texas Tech (Sherman)
  • Liberty Bowl vs. Iowa State (Bonagura)


  • Citrus Bowl vs. Penn State (Sherman)
  • Peach Bowl vs. Notre Dame (Bonagura)


  • Belk Bowl vs. Virginia Tech (Sherman)
  • Outback Bowl vs. Michigan State (Bonagura)


  • Sugar Bowl vs. West Virginia (Sherman)
  • Sugar Bowl vs. Oklahoma State (Bonagura)


  • Independence Bowl vs. Georgia Tech (Sherman)
  • None (Bonagura)


  • Peach Bowl vs. Notre Dame (Sherman)
  • Music City Bowl vs. Florida State (Bonagura)

Mississippi State

  • Outback Bowl vs. Michigan (Sherman)
  • Citrus Bowl vs. Virginia Tech (Bonagura)


  • Gator Bowl vs. Minnesota (Sherman)
  • Gator Bowl vs. Iowa (Bonagura)

South Carolina

  • Music City Bowl vs. Duke (Sherman)
  • Belk Bowl vs. Duke (Bonagura)


  • Birmingham Bowl vs. UCF (Sherman)
  • None (Bonagura)

Texas A&M

  • Liberty Bowl vs. TCU (Sherman)
  • Texas Bowl vs. Texas (Bonagura)