The biggest mystery in the SEC — like most of the Power 5 conferences aside from the ACC (Clemson) or Pac 12 (Stanford) — is which team, if any, will represent the conference in the College Football Playoff.

With only four spots, at least one Power conference is guaranteed of being left out. And that doesn’t even include possible complications such as an undefeated Memphis or one-loss Notre Dame.

So we know somebody will be upset. It just better not be the SEC.

The SEC East, in general, isn’t favoring well in national bowl projections with Missouri, South Carolina and Vanderbilt all projected to be out. The SEC West, however, has all its teams listed as going to a bowl by at least one major outlet.

Here are the collective bowl projections entering Week 10: 


CBS Sports: Cotton Bowl vs. TCU (playoff semifinal).
ESPN: Orange Bowl vs. Clemson (playoff semifinal) (Mark Schlabach); Sugar Bowl vs. TCU (Brett McMurphy).
SDS: Sugar Bowl vs. Michigan State.


ESPN: Liberty Bowl vs. West Virginia (Schlabach); Belk Bowl vs. North Carolina State (McMurphy).
SDS: Liberty Bowl vs. Texas Tech.


CBS Sports: Birmingham Bowl vs. Temple.
ESPN: TaxSlayer Bowl vs. Northwestern (Schlabach); Birmingham Bowl vs. East Carolina (McMurphy).
SDS: Texas Bowl vs. West Virginia.


CBS Sports: Citrus Bowl vs. Michigan.
ESPN: Peach Bowl vs. Memphis (Schlabach); Fiesta Bowl vs. Notre Dame (McMurphy).
SDS: Peach Bowl vs. Houston.


CBS Sports: TaxSlayer Bowl vs. North Carolina.
ESPN: Music City Bowl vs. Duke (Schlabach); Texas Bowl vs. West Virginia (McMurphy).
SDS: TaxSlayer Bowl vs. Penn State.


CBS Sports: Texas Bowl vs. West Virginia.
ESPN: Birmingham Bowl vs. Cincinnati (Schlabach); Liberty Bowl vs. Kansas State (McMurphy).
SDS: Birmingham Bowl vs. Cincinnati.


CBS Sports: Sugar Bowl vs. Baylor.
ESPN: Sugar Bowl vs. Baylor (Schlabach); Peach Bowl vs. Memphis (McMurphy).
SDS: Cotton Bowl vs. Baylor (playoff semifinal).


CBS Sports: Music City Bowl vs. Penn State.
ESPN: Outback Bowl vs. Penn State (Schlabach); Outback Bowl vs. Michigan (McMurphy).
SDS: Belk Bowl vs. North Carolina State.


CBS Sports: Liberty Bowl vs. Kansas State.
ESPN: Citrus Bowl vs. Michigan (Schlabach); Citrus Bowl vs. Iowa (McMurphy).
SDS: Citrus Bowl vs. Michigan.


CBS Sports: Belk Bowl vs. North Carolina State.
ESPN: Belk Bowl vs. North Carolina (Schlabach); Music City Bowl vs. Indiana (McMurphy).
SDS: Music City Bowl vs. North Carolina.


CBS Sports: Outback Bowl vs. Northwestern.
ESPN: Texas Bowl vs. Texas Tech (Schlabach); TaxSlayer Bowl vs. North Carolina (McMurphy).
SDS: Outback Bowl vs. Iowa.