SEC bowl projections

Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low

Barring a total collapse by Alabama and Florida, both of those teams are headed to a BCS bowl. It would be the fourth straight year that the SEC has sent two teams to the BCS.

Of course, that’s good news for everybody else in the league.

The real race may be for the spot in the Capital One Bowl, which gets first choice after the BCS selections are made.

LSU (7-2, 4-2) is the odds-on favorite at this point. The Tigers are still nationally ranked and have a chance to finish with 10 wins. But if they lose again, Tennessee (5-4, 2-3) could move into that picture or even Ole Miss (6-3, 2-3) or Auburn (7-3, 3-3) depending on what they do to close the season.

LSU has Louisiana Tech and Arkansas left at home and travels to Ole Miss.

Tennessee has been hottest team of late and also has what would appear to be a pretty manageable schedule the rest of the way. The Ole Miss-Tennessee matchup in Oxford this weekend could go a long way toward clearing up the SEC bowl picture.

Here's a link to the college bowl schedule this year, and two of my colleagues at ESPN.com, Mark Schlabach and Bruce Feldman, make their weekly bowl projections.

Here's the way I see it shaping up right now:

BCS National Championship Game: Florida vs. BCS

Allstate Sugar Bowl: Alabama vs. BCS

Capital One Bowl: LSU vs. Big Ten

Outback Bowl: Tennessee vs. Big Ten

Cotton Bowl: Auburn vs. Big 12

Chick-fil-A Bowl: Ole Miss vs. ACC

Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl: Georgia vs. ACC

Autozone Liberty Bowl: Arkansas vs. Conference USA

Advocare Independence Bowl: Kentucky vs. Big 12

Papajohns.com Bowl: South Carolina vs. Big East