Following a big slate of games during Week 8 of the 2013 college football season, ESPN has updated its SEC bowl game projections.
What served as easily the most hectic weekend of the year also provided a massive shake-up in the weekly projections. Alabama, seemingly upset-proof, is still slated to compete for its third consecutive national championship. However, below them are two huge surprises. No one predicated Mizzou would be on pace for a BCS bowl game berth, but after taking down new SEC East rivals Georgia and Florida in consecutive weekends, such seems to be the case. The Tigers, at an undefeated 7-0, are expected to earn the league’s second BCS bowl berth with an at-large invite to the Sugar Bowl.
Expected now to play in the Capital One Bowl is an Auburn team that only won three games a year ago. Gus Malzahn has easily enjoyed the most success of the SEC’s four new head coaches. His Tigers spent their Week 8 upending powerhouse Texas A&M, 45-41.
Vanderbilt’s win over Georgia served as the Commodores’ first conference victory of the season, bumping them up and into the AdvoCare V100 Bowl.
Tennessee’s win over South Carolina bumped them above Florida for the time being.
Check out the full 2013 bowl game projections below.
VIZIO BCS National Championship Game, Jan. 6: Alabama
Allstate Sugar Bowl, Jan. 2: Missouri
Capital One Bowl, Jan. 1: Auburn
AT&T Cotton Bowl, Jan. 3: Texas A&M
Outback Bowl, Jan. 1: LSU
Chick-fil-A Bowl, Dec. 31: South Carolina
TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl, Jan. 1: Georgia
Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl, Dec. 30: Ole Miss
AutoZone Liberty Bowl, Dec. 31: Tennessee
BBVA Compass Bowl, Jan. 4: Florida
AdvoCare V100 Bowl, Dec. 31: Vanderbilt