2015-16 SEC Bowl Projections After Week 5

The fifth week of the SEC football season was a wild one, highlighted by Florida running over the perceived best team in the conference in Ole Miss. It took new head coach Jim McElwain all of five games to record a statement win as the Gators head coach. Florida is on the rise, which is reflected in this week’s SEC bowl projections.

With the loss, the Rebels’ stock, which was at an all-time high after knocking off Alabama two weeks prior, took a hit. Ole Miss isn’t out of the College Football Playoff picture by any means, but the Rebels will need to play near perfect football from here on out.

Alabama bounced back in a huge way, dominating Georgia on the road. The Crimson Tide remain the conference favorite to make the College Football Playoff.

Below are the complete SEC bowl projections following Week 5. A total of 12 conferences teams are predicted to make the postseason as of now. South Carolina 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 (CFP Semifinal)

Thursday, December 31, 4:00 or 8:00 pm ET, ESPN
AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX

Playoff vs. Playoff

Projection: Alabama vs. Oklahoma

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: Georgia 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. LSU

Independence Bowl

Saturday, December 26, 5:35 pm ET, ESPN

Independence Stadium, Shreveport, LA

ACC or Notre Dame vs. SEC

Projection: Missouri vs. Georgia Tech

AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl

Tuesday, December 29, 9:00 pm ET, ESPN

NRG Stadium, Houston, TX

Big 12 vs. SEC

Projection: Mississippi State vs. Oklahoma State

Birmingham Bowl

Wednesday, December 30, 12:00 pm ET, ESPN

Legion Field, Birmingham, AL

American Athletic vs. SEC

Projection: Auburn vs. Temple

Belk Bowl

Wednesday, December 30, 3:30 pm ET, ESPN

Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC

ACC or Notre Dame vs. SEC

Projection: Kentucky vs. North Carolina

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. Pitt

Outback Bowl

Friday, January 1, 12:00 pm ET, ESPN2

Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL

Big Ten vs. SEC

Projection: Texas A&M vs. Michigan

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. Wisconsin

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. Florida

AutoZone Liberty Bowl

Saturday, January 2, 3:20 pm ET, ESPN

Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, TN

Big 12 vs. SEC

Projection: Arkansas vs. Texas Tech

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