Not getting into all the nitty gritty this week. Instead, just a quick rundown...
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP: Alabama vs. Texas
SUGAR BOWL: Florida vs. Cincinnati
CAP ONE BOWL: Ole Miss vs. Iowa
OUTBACK BOWL: LSU vs. Wisconsin
COTTON BOWL: Arkansas vs. Oklahoma State
CHICK-FIL-A BOWL: Tennessee vs. Clemson
MUSIC CITY BOWL: Georgia vs. Florida State
LIBERTY BOWL: Kentucky vs. East Carolina
INDEPENDENCE BOWL: Auburn vs. Kansas State
PAPAJOHNS.COM BOWL: South Carolina vs. Connecticut
Essentially, Georgia's bowl hopes come down to this:
-- If Tennessee beats Kentucky, the Vols will almost certainly land the No. 2 bid from the East, meaning they'll either go to the Outback or the Chick-fil-A, with LSU going to the other.
-- The Music City will then have to decide whether they want Georgia or Kentucky. The Cats have gone to Nashville three of the last four years, so that could be a factor. If Georgia can pull the upset next week, however, that could also give them an edge. But the potential of an FSU-Georgia matchup could be an attractive one regardless of anything else.
-- If Kentucky beats Tennessee, the whole situation is shaken up. The Cats would win second in the East with head-to-head wins over South Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee. That would probably send Kentucky to either the Chick-fil-A or Outback. The trickle down would likely put Tennessee in the Music City and land Georgia in competition with Auburn for spots in the Independence or Liberty Bowls. Worst case scenario: Auburn beats Alabama, South Carolina beats Clemson and Georgia falls to Tech. Then we'll be enjoying some of the finest ingredients delivery pizza has to offer.
Chris Low has Georgia sliding all the way to the PapaJohns.com Bowl. I can't see how they slide past Auburn and South Carolina, two teams they beat head to head, unless some serious upsets happen. But who knows.And what do I know anyway? Mark Schalabach also has the Dawgs headed to Birmingham, while Bruce Feldman is banking on a trip to Shreveport for the Dawgs in ESPN's expert projections.