According to Weiszer's sources, things shake out as follows:
Outback: Auburn, Chick-Fil-A: Tennessee, Liberty: Arkansas, Music City: Kentucky
That leaves Georgia and South Carolina for the Independence and Papajohns.com to sort out.
In reality, this makes as much sense as what I had. I mean, you're dealing with six 7-5 teams, here. One order of selection makes as much sense as the next. But, I'm going to hold out hope that Chick-Fil-A wisens up and takes the home team to pack out the Dome.
Several media outlets in Alabama have the Outback in Tampa picking Auburn. The (Nashville) Tennessean reported that the Chick-fil-A in Atlanta had tabbed Tennessee and the Music City in Nashville selected Kentucky. The Memphis Commerical Appeal reported that Arkansas will play in the Liberty Bowl in Memphis.That would leave Georgia and South Carolina as options for the Independence before the Papajohns.com makes the final selection
Gary Stokan, president of the Chick-fil-A bowl, said Tuesday night that his bowl has no "clear-cut favorite" from the SEC and hasn't extended an invitation to a team. He said Georgia is still in the mix.Georgia should still be in the mix. Though, we might be better off pulling a lower-tier bowl because I'm not sure we can beat VA Tech. I know I don't want to play Houston, though, either. Of course, I guess I should just be glad we got to a bowl game...