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College Football Bowl Projections: Athlon Sports Projects all 40 Games

Where did Tennessee land?

NCAA Football: Outback Bowl-Northwestern vs Tennessee Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Athlon Sports is the latest to give us a fresh batch of bowl projections to dive into. They predicted all 40 bowls and are quite easily the highest on Tennessee to this point.

Athlon has the Vols in a familiar place — The Outback Bowl. The opponent? The Wisconsin Badgers. This would keep up the Tennessee vs. Big Ten tradition that has developed over the past three years. Tennessee beat Northwestern in the 2015 Outback Bowl in convincing fashion.

They beat Iowa at the TaxSlayer Bowl the previous year and took down Nebraska last season in the Music City Bowl. To this point, we’ve seen Tennessee placed in the Liberty Bowl multiple times, along with a couple votes for the Texas Bowl. The Outback Bowl would mean another January bowl game for Butch Jones, likely meaning 8-9 wins in the process.

Alabama, Washington, Florida State and Ohio State make Athlon’s final four. Alabama and Ohio State advance to the National Championship.

Other SEC Projections

Alabama: CFB Playoff

Auburn: Chik-fil-a

LSU: Fiesta

Georgia: Citrus

South Carolina: Liberty

Mississippi State: Tax Slayer

Kentucky: Music City

Florida: Belk

Arkansas: Texas

Texas A&M: Independence

Vanderbilt: Birmingham