2015-16 SEC Bowl Projections After Week 6

Gators rise, Dawgs fall, and Tide rolls in the SEC bowl projections following Week 6.


The Florida Gators picked up a tricky win on the road against Missouri, catapulting them into the Sugar Bowl in this week’s SEC bowl projections. The Gators then lost quarterback Will Grier for the remainder of the season, but have a more-than-capable backup in Treon Harris, who doesn’t have to be a world beater for the team. Jim McElwain will have a slightly different skill set to work with, but has proven successful over the years with any quarterback in his stable.

Georgia’s bowl projections took a hit with a second straight loss, this time to Tennessee on the road. In addition to the L, superstar Bulldogs running back Nick Chubb went down with a season-ending knee injury.

Alabama remains the pick for the College Football Playoff after stifling Arkansas, 27-14.

Below are the complete SEC bowl projections following Week 6. A total of 12 conferences teams are predicted to make the postseason as of now. South Carolina, which is in the market for a new coach after Steve Spurrier’s brupt retirement this week, and Vanderbilt are on the outside looking in.

SEC Bowl Projections

College Football Playoff Championship

Monday, January 11, ESPN

University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ

Playoff Winner vs. Playoff Winner

Projection: Ohio State vs. Alabama

Goodyear Cotton Bowl

College Football Playoff Semifinal

Thursday, December 31, 4:00 or 8:00 pm ET, ESPN

AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX
Playoff vs. Playoff

 Projection: Alabama vs. TCU

Alabama still needs another Ole Miss loss, but it’s going to ride the running game and the defense to the SEC title. TCU’s defense is going to continue to struggle, but even with a loss along the way, the Horned Frogs are going to be the Big 12’s One True Champion.

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

Thursday, December 31, 12:00 pm ET, ESPN
Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA
CFP Top 12 vs. CFP Top 12
Projection: LSU vs. Clemson

Allstate Sugar Bowl

Friday, January 1, 8:30 pm ET, ESPN
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA
Big 12 vs. SEC
Projection: Baylor vs. Florida

Independence Bowl

Saturday, December 26, 5:35 pm ET, ESPN
Independence Stadium, Shreveport, LA
ACC or Notre Dame vs. SEC
Projection: Kentucky vs. Georgia Tech

AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl

Tuesday, December 29, 9:00 pm ET, ESPN
NRG Stadium, Houston, TX
Big 12 vs. SEC
Projection: Arkansas vs. Oklahoma State

Birmingham Bowl

Wednesday, December 30, 12:00 pm ET, ESPN
Legion Field, Birmingham, AL
American Athletic vs. SEC
Projection: Auburn vs. Cincinnati

Belk Bowl

Wednesday, December 30, 3:30 pm ET, ESPN
Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC
ACC or Notre Dame vs. SEC
Projection: North Carolina vs. Missouri

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

Wednesday, December 30, 7:00 pm ET, ESPN
LP Field, Nashville, TN
ACC or Notre Dame or Big Ten vs. SEC
Projection: Tennessee vs. Louisville

Outback Bowl

Friday, January 1, 12:00 pm ET, ESPN2
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
Big Ten vs. SEC
Projection: Texas A&M vs. Iowa

Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl

Friday, January 1, 12:00 pm ET, ABC
Orlando Citrus Bowl, Orlando, FL
Big Ten vs. SEC
Projection: Ole Miss vs. Michigan State

TaxSlayer Bowl

Saturday, January 2, 12:00 pm ET, ESPN
EverBank Field, Jacksonville, FL
ACC or Notre Dame or Big Ten vs. SEC
Projection: Northwestern vs. Georgia

AutoZone Liberty Bowl

Saturday, January 2, 3:20 pm ET, ESPN
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, TN
Big 12 vs. SEC
Projection: Mississippi State vs. Kansas State

MORE: Complete Bowl Projections