Heading into Week 10, the SEC has the top-two teams in the College Football Playoff rankings and three other squads in the top 25.

Now, Alabama, Georgia and the others will vie for position with spots in the CFP and other elite bowl games on the line.

Following Week 9, experts from ESPN (David Hale and Kyle Bonagura), CBS and Sports Illustrated updated their bowl projections.

The turmoil at Florida has led to ESPN and CBS dropping the Gators from their projections, moving other teams into the mix.

Here’s what bowl games the experts think SEC teams will qualify for:


  • ESPN: Sugar Bowl (CFP) vs. Oklahoma (Bonagura), Sugar Bowl vs. Notre Dame (Hale)
  • CBS: Sugar Bowl (CFP) vs. Penn State
  • SI: Sugar Bowl (CFP) vs. Georgia


  • ESPN: Citrus Bowl vs. Virginia Tech (Bonagura), Citrus Bowl vs. Virginia Tech (Hale)
  • CBS: Citrus Bowl vs. Michigan State
  • SI: Citrus Bowl vs. Miami


  • ESPN: None
  • CBS: None
  • SI: Belk Bowl vs. Wake Forest


  • ESPN: Rose Bowl (CFP) vs. Notre Dame (Bonagura), Rose Bowl vs. Clemson
  • CBS: Orange Bowl vs. Miami
  • SI: Sugar Bowl (CFP) vs. Alabama


  • ESPN: Music City Bowl vs. Georgia Tech (Bonagura), Belk Bowl vs. Georgia Tech (Hale)
  • CBS: Music City Bowl vs. Iowa
  • SI: Liberty Bowl vs. WVU


  • ESPN: TaxSlayer Bowl vs. Indiana (Bonagura), Outback Bowl vs. Michigan State (Hale)
  • CBS: Outback Bowl vs. Michigan
  • SI: TaxSlayer Bowl vs. Northwestern

Mississippi State

  • ESPN: Outback Bowl vs. Michigan (Bonagura), Liberty Bowl vs. WVU (Hale)
  • CBS: TaxSlayer Bowl vs. NC State
  • SI: Outback Bowl vs. Michigan State


  • ESPN: Birmingham Bowl vs. Memphis (Hale)
  • CBS: None
  • SI: None

South Carolina

  • ESPN: Belk Bowl vs. Wake Forest (Bonagura), Music City Bowl vs. Iowa (Hale)
  • CBS: Liberty Bowl vs. WVU
  • SI: Music City Bowl vs. Louisville


  • ESPN: Liberty Bowl vs. Texas (Bonagura), TaxSlayer Bowl vs. Wake Forest (Hale)
  • CBS: Texas Bowl vs. Texas
  • SI: None

Texas A&M

  • ESPN: Texas Bowl vs. WVU (Bonagura), Texas Bowl vs. Texas (Hale)
  • CBS: Belk Bowl vs. Georgia Tech
  • SI: Texas Bowl vs. Texas


  • ESPN: None
  • CBS: Birmingham Bowl vs. Memphis
  • SI: Birmingham Bowl vs. Memphis