Michigan fans planning a trip to this year's holiday bowl game can plan on a Jan. 1 date in Florida against an SEC team.
The Wolverines will most likely play in either the Capital One Bowl in Orlando or the Outback Bowl in Tampa.
The opponent will be either Georgia, Florida, LSU or South Carolina. The scenarios are still unclear due to Saturday's SEC and Big Ten championship games.
If BCS No. 2 Alabama defeats No. 3 Georgia in Atlanta, the Crimson Tide will face No. 1 Notre Dame in the Bowl Championship Series title game. No. 4 Florida would leap over Georgia and play in the BCS Sugar Bowl, leaving the Capitol One Bowl next in order. They would likely pick Georgia, especially since the Bulldogs played in the Outback (which is next in line) a year ago.
No. 7 LSU or No. 10 South Carolina would be selected for the Outback.
If Georgia upsets Alabama, the Bulldogs will play Notre Dame and Alabama will head to the Sugar Bowl, leaving Florida in the Capitol One Bowl and the same group vying for the Outback.
In the Big Ten, No. 12 Nebraska would earn a trip to the BCS Rose Bowl by defeating unranked Wisconsin, while Michigan and Northwestern would most likely leap over Wisconsin to fill the Capital One and Outback Bowls.
No. 19 Michigan would likely get the bid over the Wildcats because it has better name recognition even though Northwestern has been traveling well of late.
Conceivably, Alabama could have been in the mix to have a rematch with Michigan, but there's no way the Wolverines would want a repeat of the 41-14 disaster on opening night in Texas.
Michigan will have its hands full with either of the four possible opponents.
Let's how at these perennial powers rank in the SEC.