- Chris Low, ESPN Senior Staff Writer
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The bowl picture is starting to clear up a bit in the SEC, although a lot could still change at the top.
Alabama, Arkansas and LSU are all right in the middle of the Allstate BCS National Championship Game equation, and there's even a scenario out there where three SEC teams could go to BCS bowls if Georgia wins the SEC championship game. In that case, the Bulldogs would go to the Allstate Sugar Bowl, but the SEC could still have Alabama vs. LSU, Arkansas vs. Alabama or Arkansas vs. LSU in the Allstate BCS National Championship Game if two of those teams finished No. 1 and No. 2 in the final BCS standings.
Right now, we're going with a rematch of Alabama and LSU in the Allstate BCS National Championship Game, but Arkansas might have something to say about that come Friday in Baton Rouge.
Kentucky and Ole Miss are both assured of finishing with losing records and won't qualify for a bowl game this season. Mississippi State, Tennessee and Vanderbilt all have to win this week to be bowl eligible. The Bulldogs face Ole Miss at home. The Vols travel to Kentucky, and the Commodores travel to Wake Forest.
Here's our updated bowl projections for SEC teams:
Allstate BCS National Championship Game, Jan. 9: Alabama vs. LSU
Capital One Bowl, Jan. 2: Arkansas
Outback Bowl, Jan. 2: Georgia
AT&T Cotton Bowl, Jan. 6: South Carolina
Chick-fil-A Bowl, Dec. 31: Auburn
Gator Bowl, Jan. 2: Florida
Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl, Dec. 30: Tennessee
AutoZone Liberty Bowl, Dec. 31: Mississippi State
BBVA Compass Bowl, Jan. 7: Vanderbilt
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