The 2020 season is going to be weird when it comes to bowl games, as we’re still unsure whether games will wait for a potential Pac-12 and Big Ten return.

For now, though, it does seem likely that the College Football Playoff will go on as scheduled, with or without those conferences. After Week 2 action, ESPN experts Kyle Bonagura and Mark Schlabach updated their New Year’s 6 and Playoff projections.

As you can see below, they both have 2 SEC squads making the Playoff field, and 6 total SEC teams are mentioned:


  • Bonagura: Sugar Bowl (CFP) vs. Oklahoma
  • Schlabach: Sugar Bowl (CFP) vs. Oklahoma


  • Bonagura: Fiesta Bowl vs. Texas
  • Schlabach: None


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


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


  • Bonagura: None
  • Schlabach: Peach Bowl vs. North Carolina

Texas A&M

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