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Last Minute Bowl Projections for Tennessee: Tampa or Jacksonville?

The final predictions.

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NCAA Football: Georgia at Tennessee Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

Coming out of Championship Weekend, a couple of things have changed for Tennessee in regards to their bowl projection. They’re still slated to head south to Florida, but their opponent seems murkier than ever.

Most projections still have Tennessee landing in Jacksonville in the Gator Bowl, but the opponent is far from a lock. NC State, North Carolina, and now even Notre Dame or Louisville are options for the Volunteers.

In the event that Tennessee ends up in Tampa in the Reliaquest, Wisconsin has emerged as the favorite.

Here are the latest projections from around the web.

Latest Tennessee Bowl Projections

USA Today: Gator vs. Notre Dame

Fox Sports: Gator vs. NC State

CBS Sports: Gator vs. NC State

ESPN 1: Gator vs. Louisville

ESPN 2: Gator vs. North Carolina

Action Network: Reliaquest vs. Wisconsin

Athlon: Reliaquest vs. Wisconsin

There are a few dominoes to fall that might determine where Tennessee ultimately ends up. The SEC could get as many as four teams in the New Year’s Six, which would move the Volunteers up the pecking order in the ‘pool of six.’ LSU would get the Citrus bid should Ole Miss make the NY6, clearing the way for Tennessee to be the most attractive pick of the rest.

So it seems simple — Jacksonville or Tampa. Of course, we’ve seen plenty of bowl selection Sunday shenanigans before. We’ll have updates as the day unfolds.