SEC bowl projections: Week 1

Let's get this out of the way first: Bowl projections in August are a dicey proposition.

Players come and go. Just ask Auburn, Georgia, LSU and Tennessee. What's more, teams tend to look a lot different in November than they do in August.

Nonetheless, we'll take our shot at some preseason bowl projections in the SEC.

While everybody else around the country seems to be predicting that this will be the year that the SEC is finally shut out of the BCS National Championship Game, we're not buying it here at the SEC blog. Seeing is believing.

Here's our early look at the postseason lineup in the SEC:

Discover BCS National Championship Game, Jan. 7: LSU

Allstate Sugar Bowl, Jan. 2: Alabama

Capital One Bowl, Jan. 1: Georgia

AT&T Cotton Bowl, Jan. 4: Arkansas

Outback Bowl, Jan.1: South Carolina

Chick-fil-A Bowl, Dec. 31: Florida

Taxslayer.com Gator Bowl, Jan. 1: Tennessee

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl, Dec. 31: Missouri

AutoZone Liberty Bowl, Dec. 31: Mississippi State

BBVA Compass Bowl, Jan. 5: Auburn

Advocare Independence Bowl, Dec. 28: Vanderbilt