ATLANTA — Florida will find out which bowl it will be playing in on Jan. 1 and the choices appear to be down to two.
While the Gator Bowl appeared to be a lock for UF with a match-up against Penn State, the Outback Bowl may be poised to “steal the Gator Bowl’s game” according to a source.
The reason? Florida and Penn State offer a brand that schools such as South Carolina and Mississippi State can’t compete with and “it’s all about TV ratings:, according to the source.
If South Carolina wins today’s SEC Championship Game, that would drop Florida back to the Gator Bowl because either LSU or Alabama would be available to the Outback.
If Auburn wins, the line-up could very well look like this:
Auburn and Arkansas to BCS bowls.
LSU to the Cotton.
Alabama to the Capital One.
Florida to the Outback.
Tennessee to the Gator to face Michigan.
South Carolina to the Chick-fil-A.
Mississippi State to the Music City.
Georgia to the Liberty.
Kentucky to the Compass.