ESPN experts project a whopping number of SEC teams to bowl games

SEC Championship Game at Georgia Dome on December 7, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

SEC Championship Game at Georgia Dome on December 7, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

ESPN’s Brett McMurphy and Mark Schlabach released their final bowl projections  of the preseason on Thursday, and as usual, the SEC had a pretty good showing.

The two college football analysts had 13 SEC teams going to bowl games — sorry Vanderbilt — and put one SEC team into the College Football Playoff.

College football is officially back — yay! — but before your team’s 0-0 record vanishes, take a look at the final preseason bowl predictions.

  • Camping World Independence Bowl 

Independence Stadium, Shreveport, Louisiana 

Sat., Dec. 26, 5:45 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: UNC vs. Kentucky
McMurphy: North Carolina vs. Florida


  • AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl

NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas
Tues., Dec. 29, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Kansas State vs. Texas A&M
McMurphy: Texas vs. Texas A&M


  • Birmingham Bowl

Legion Field, Birmingham, Alabama
Wed., Dec. 30, noon (ESPN)

Schlabach: Mississippi State vs. Memphis
McMurphy: Mississippi State vs. Memphis


  • Belk Bowl

Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina
Wed., Dec. 30, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Georgia Tech vs. South Carolina
McMurphy: NC State vs. Tennessee


  • Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee
Wed., Dec. 30, 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Ole Miss vs. Michigan
McMurphy: Missouri vs. Michigan


  • Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia
Thurs., Dec. 31, noon (ESPN)

Schlabach: Georgia vs. Clemson
McMurphy: Arizona State vs. Clemson


  • Outback Bowl

Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
Fri., Jan. 1, noon (ESPN2)

Schlabach: Minnesota vs. Tennessee
McMurphy: Nebraska vs. LSU


  • Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl

Orlando Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Florida
Fri., Jan. 1, 1 p.m. (ABC)

Schlabach: Wisconsin vs. LSU
McMurphy: Wisconsin vs. Georgia


  • TaxSlayer Bowl
 EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida
Sat., Jan. 2, noon (ESPN)

Schlabach: Florida State vs. Arkansas
McMurphy: Ole Miss vs. Louisville


  • AutoZone Liberty Bowl

Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, Tennessee
Sat., Jan. 2, 3:20 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Texas vs. Missouri
McMurphy: Kansas State vs. Arkansas


  • Allstate Sugar Bowl

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana
Fri., Jan. 1, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Alabama vs. Baylor
McMurphy: Alabama vs. Baylor


  • College Football Playoff at the Capital One Orange Bowl

Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
Thurs., Dec. 31, 4 or 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Ohio State vs. Auburn
McMurphy: Michigan State vs. Auburn


  • College Football Playoff National Championship

University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
Mon., Jan. 11, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Ohio State vs. TCU
McMurphy: TCU vs. Auburn


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