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2016-17 SEC Bowl Schedule

685 days ago
SEC Staff

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Twelve Southeastern Conference football teams learned their postseason bowl destinations on Sunday, including No. 1 Alabama which will play No. 4 Washington in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl on December 31 in a semifinal game in the College Football Playoff.

On Sunday, the College Football Playoff committee first selected teams for the national semifinal games, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl. The committee later announced the participants in the Allstate Sugar Bowl, Capital One Orange Bowl, Goodyear Cotton Bowl and the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual.

From the SEC, Auburn will play Oklahoma in the Allstate Sugar Bowl as the highest ranked SEC team in the CFP rankings not included in the national semifinals.

Next, the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl selected LSU from the SEC to play ACC opponent Louisville.

This marks the third year the conference assigned league schools to a "Pool of Six" bowls that include the Belk Bowl in Charlotte, the AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl in Houston, the TaxSlayer Bowl in Jacksonville, the AutoZone Liberty Bowl in Memphis, the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl in Nashville and the Outback Bowl in Tampa.

Texas A&M will play Big 12 opponent Kansas State in the AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl, Arkansas will play Virginia Tech in the Belk Bowl, Georgia will play Big 12 opponent TCU in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl, Tennessee will play Big Ten opponent Nebraska in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl, Kentucky will face Georgia Tech in the TaxSlayer Bowl and Florida will play Iowa in the Outback Bowl.

The selection process for the Pool of Six bowls was based on preferences expressed by the SEC's bowl eligible schools, input from the SEC's affiliated bowls, travel considerations, attention to previous matchups and additional relevant factors.

"The Pool of Six participants are determined after conversations with bowl partners and discussions with school personnel in order to create a lineup of compelling bowl games for our schools and their fans," said SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey. "This process provides an opportunity to create intriguing matchups, consider potential attendance factors and variations of assignments to help prevent repetitive postseason destinations."

Following the Pool of Six bowls, the Birmingham Bowl selected South Carolina to play South Florida from the American Athletic Conference and the Camping World Independence Bowl selected Vanderbilt to play ACC opponent NC State. In addition, Mississippi State qualified for the St. Petersburg Bowl with a 5-7 record by virtue of how its Academic Progress Rate ranked among other schools with a similar record.

College Football Playoff Schedule
Date/Time (ET) Bowl Location Network
Dec. 31
3 p.m.
College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
No. 4 Washington vs. No. 1 Alabama
Atlanta, Ga.
Georgia Dome
ESPN (Watch)
Dec. 31
7 p.m.
College Football Playoff Semifinal at the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl
No. 3 Ohio State vs. No. 2 Clemson
Glendale, Ariz.
University of Phoenix Stadium
ESPN
Jan. 9
8:30 p.m.
College Football Playoff National Championship Tampa, Fla.
Raymond James Stadium
ESPN
SEC Bowl Schedule
Date/Time (ET) Bowl Location Network
Dec. 26
11 a.m.
St. Petersburg Bowl
Miami (OH) vs. Mississippi State
St. Petersburg, Fla.
Tropicana Field
ESPN (Watch)
Dec. 26
5 p.m.
Camping World Independence Bowl
NC State vs. Vanderbilt
Shreveport, La.
Independence Stadium
ESPN2 (Watch)
Dec. 28
9 p.m.
AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl
Texas A&M vs. Kansas State
Houston, Texas
NRG Stadium
ESPN (Watch)
Dec. 29
2 p.m.
Birmingham Bowl
USF vs. South Carolina
Birmingham, Ala.
Legion Field
ESPN (Watch)
Dec. 29
5:30 p.m.
Belk Bowl
Arkansas vs. No. 22 Virginia Tech
Charlotte, N.C.
Bank of America Stadium
ESPN (Watch)
Dec. 30
Noon
AutoZone Liberty Bowl
Georgia vs. TCU
Memphis, Tenn.
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
ESPN (Watch)
Dec. 30
3:30 p.m.
Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl
Nebraska vs. No. 21 Tennessee
Nashville, Tenn.
Nissan Stadium
ESPN (Watch)
Dec. 31
11 a.m.
Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl
No. 20 LSU vs. No. 13 Louisville
Orlando, Fla.
Camping World Stadium
ABC (Watch)
Dec. 31
11 a.m.
TaxSlayer Bowl
Georgia Tech vs. Kentucky
Jacksonville, Fla.
EverBank Field
ESPN (Watch)
Jan. 2
1 p.m.
Outback Bowl
No. 17 Florida vs. Iowa
Tampa, Fla.
Raymond James Stadium
ABC (Watch)
Jan. 2
8:30 p.m.
Allstate Sugar Bowl
No. 14 Auburn vs. No. 7 Oklahoma
New Orleans, La.
Mercedes-Benz Superdome
ESPN (Watch)