(Photo: Derick E. Hingle, USA In DAY Sport)LSU football team is heading for a new year's six bowl for the…
LSU football team is heading for a new year’s six bowl for the first time since the start of the College Football Playoffs.
At 9-3 of the year, the tigers will go to either Peach Bowl or Fiesta Bowl.
Both bowl games have no features and will take big teams ranked in Top 12, and with LSU ranked in No. 10 on the weekend there was not enough blend among the best teams for the Tigers falling out of that picture.
Alabama won the SEC Championship and booked their ticket to the playoffs. Clemson also won to land in the playoffs, and Notre Dame, who is undefeated during the season, was not in action and is likely to remain in the final game as the number 3 team in the country.
The debate will be played as No. 4 Georgia (loss against Alabama), No. 5 Oklahoma (victory vs Texas) or No. 6 Ohio State (victory vs Northwest) country in the playoffs. All characters point to Sooners, Big 12 Champions, and take the last place. It would let Georgia in the sugar bowl against Texas and Ohio State in Rose Bowl vs. Washington.
If Georgia remains in the four best, which does not seem unlikely, No. 9 Florida should land in Sugar Bowl against Oklahoma. Sugar Bowl is bound to take the highest ranked SEC team if the conference champion is in the playoffs.
If Ohio State in any way jumps into the four best, Georgia would play in Sugar Bowl and Michigan would go to Rose Bowl as the top rated Big 10 team, which has a feature in the bowl game against Washington.
But it seems likely that Oklahoma will jump Georgia and land in the playoff, which would mean Bulldogs coming to New Orleans for Sugar Bowl and Florida released in a four-pole pole that also contains No. 7 Michigan, No. 8 UCF and No. 10 LSU.
UCF receives an automatic bid for either the Peach or Fiesta bowl after winning the AAC championship.
In view of UCF showed up last year’s Peach Bowl, and Peach Bowl has taken two groups of 5 champions in the last three seasons, would the committee decide to send Golden Knights out West to Fiesta Bowl? 19659003] The selection board will award bowl matchups for the bot h Peach and Fiesta bowl, and all characters point to the teams that are LSU, UCF, Michigan and Florida.
It is unlikely that the committee will put LSU back against SEC-rival Florida, so the bowl matchup comes down to the tigers taking on UCF or Michigan in either the Peach or Fiesta bowl.
The bowl matchups will be announced on sunday at 14 CST.
247Sports predictions for playoffs and New Year’s Six Bowl games are listed below.
Playoffs: Alabama vs Oklahoma and Clemson vs Notre Dame
Peach: Florida vs Michigan
Fiesta: LSU vs UCF
Rose: Ohio St vs Washington
Sugar Bowl: Texas vs Georgia