SEC bowl projections: Week 6

There are big changes in this week's bowl projections thanks in large part to the Magnolia State.

For starters, there's a new SEC team headed to the playoff, and no, it's not Mississippi State or Ole Miss, though both are knocking on the door. It's Auburn, the league's defending champion, which played its best game of the season against LSU on Saturday.

The Tigers' in-state rival, Alabama, dropped from the No. 1 spot after its loss to Ole Miss, but Texas A&M took an even bigger fall after the Aggies were dominated at Mississippi State.

The lone team to fall out of our projections this week is Tennessee, which likely cost itself a bowl game with Saturday's 10-9 loss to Florida. The Volunteers are going to have a hard time winning four more games with the schedule they have remaining. Meanwhile, SEC East counterpart Kentucky made a big jump and needs just two wins to become bowl eligible.

Here is our full SEC list entering the seventh week of the season:

College Football Playoff semifinal (Rose Bowl): Auburn

Capital One Orange Bowl: Mississippi State

Cotton Bowl: Ole Miss

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl: Alabama

Citrus Bowl: Georgia

TaxSlayer Bowl: Missouri

Outback Bowl: Texas A&M

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl: Kentucky

Belk Bowl: Florida

AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl: LSU

AutoZone Liberty Bowl: Arkansas

Birmingham Bowl: South Carolina