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ESPN Releases Updated Bowl Projections for Tennessee, SEC

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Updated bowl odds were unveiled by ESPN on Thursday.

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On Thursday, ESPN released their updated projections for where they believe SEC teams will be headed in post season play following week five of college football.

According to the World Wide Leader in Sports, eleven of the fourteen teams in the SEC are projected to go bowling come December, and Tennessee which currently sits at 3-2 on the 2017 season, was included among those teams.

ESPN College Football writer Kyle Bonagura has the Vols heading to Legion Field in Birmingham to face Houston in the Birmingham Bowl on December 23rd. Ironically, fellow ESPN writer David M. Hale currently has Tennessee traveling to Houston to take on the Texas Longhorns in the appropriately named Texas Bowl.

Tennessee will look to make their fourth straight bowl appearance under Butch Jones as they prepare to play South Carolina on October 14th in Knoxville.

Here is the full list of projections per ESPN:

#1 Alabama

Bonagura: AllState Sugar Bowl (Playoff) vs Penn State
Hale: Rose Bowl (Playoff) vs Penn State

#12 Auburn

Bonagura: Citrus Bowl vs Ohio State
Hale: Citrus Bowl vs Virginia Tech

#22 Florida

Bonagura: Outback Bowl vs Michigan State
Hale: Outback Bowl vs Wisconsin

#5 Georgia

Bonagura: Capital One Orange Bowl vs Miami
Hale: Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl vs San Diego State

Kentucky

Bonagura: Franklin America Mortgage Music City Bowl vs Louisville
Hale: AutoZone Liberty Bowl vs West Virginia

LSU

Bonagura: TaxSlayer Bowl vs Minnesota
Hale: Franklin America Mortgage Music City Bowl vs Iowa

Mississippi State

Bonagura: Belk Bowl vs NC State
Hale: Taxslayer Bowl vs Florida State

South Carolina

Bonagura: AutoZone Liberty Bowl vs Texas Tech
Hale: Birmingham Bowl vs UCF

Tennessee

Bonagura: Birmingham Bowl vs Houston
Hale: Texas Bowl vs Texas

Texas A&M

Bonagura: Texas Bowl vs Kansas State
Hale: Belk Bowl vs Georgia Tech

Vanderbilt

Bonagura: Independence Bowl vs Wake Forest
Hale: Independence Bowl vs Wake Forest