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Bowl Projections 2011: Georgia Tech Likely To Sun Bowl, Georgia's Prospects Uncertain

Georgia's ten game winning streak and SEC East Division title have catapulted head coach Mark Richt and Bulldog program from September dud to a potential BCS contender, but until the Dawgs finish their regular season run this Saturday against LSU in the SEC Championship, their bowl destination is still cloudy.

With projections for the national title holding strong as an all-SEC affair between LSU and Alabama, provided UGA loses Saturday, they'd technically be eligible for every SEC bowl tie-in. Waiting in the wings is two-loss Arkansas, who is six spots ahead of UGA in the BCS, and could be taken by the Cap One (the non-BCS bowl with the first choice among SEC teams).

Two projections from ESPN have the Bulldogs in the Cap One Bowl January 2 in Orlando and the Outback Bowl January 2 in Tampa, while Sports Illustrated projects Georgia will play in the Cotton Bowl against Kansas State and January 6. Then again, if the Bulldogs upset the No. 1 ranked team in the country this weekend in Atlanta, they'll advance to the BCS, and would likely play in the Sugar Bowl.

Georgia Tech is considered a lock for the Sun Bowl in El Paso on December 31. Sun Bowl officials told the AJC on Saturday that the Yellow Jackets were "our team" from the ACC. Tech could still be chosen by the Champs Sports Bowl first, but it's likely that game would select the loser of the Clemson / Virginia Tech ACC Championship on Saturday. If the Jackets do take the Sun Bowl bid, the most popular projection from the Pac-12 side of that game's tie-in is Utah.

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