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Saturday, August 20, 2011
SEC preseason bowl projections

By Chris Low and Edward Aschoff

With less than two weeks until the college football season is officially underway, it's time to take a look at how it might end this season.

I know, we're jumping ahead, but it's always fun to speculate about the future.

Today, we will look at where we think SEC teams will be this postseason. Will the SEC produce its sixth national champion in row? Can the league crack the double-digit mark for bowl teams? Will the defending champs even make it to a bowl? Who will be playing in January?

We've got the answers. Well, the projected answers.

Of course, these will change throughout the season, but with the way the league currently looks, here are our bowl projections for SEC teams:

Allstate BCS National Championship Game, Jan. 9: Alabama

Allstate Sugar Bowl, Jan. 3: LSU

Capital One Bowl: Jan. 2: South Carolina

AT&T Cotton Bowl, Jan. 6: Arkansas

Outback Bowl, Jan. 2: Georgia

Chick-fil-A Bowl, Dec. 31: Mississippi State

Gator Bowl, Jan. 2: Florida

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl, Dec. 30: Tennessee

AutoZone Liberty Bowl, Dec. 31: Auburn

BBVA Compass Bowl, Jan. 7: Ole Miss