Florida's 3 Most Likely Bowl Destinations This Year

The Florida Gators won the SEC East, but a loss to Florida State in their regular season finale and falling to Alabama in the SEC Championship Game will keep them out of the New Year's Six bowl. As we head towards the postseason, here are Florida's three most likely bowl destinations:

TaxSlayer Bowl (ACC/ND or Big Ten vs. SEC)
Saturday January 2, 12:00 p.m. ET
EverBank Field, Jacksonville, FL 

While it's not a bowl game on New Year's Day, this will also feature a high-quality opponent in a good location on a Saturday. Florida would much rather prefer to be in a New Year's Day game and are expected to end up there, but this is a great fallback option for the Gators.

Outback Bowl (Big Ten vs. SEC)
Fri., Jan. 1, 12:00 p.m. ET
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL

One of the most prestigious bowl games outside of the New Year's Six, the Outback Bowl is a New Year's Day game against a solid (but beatable) Big 10 opponent.Michigan, Northwestern, and Wisconsin are all potential opponents in this, all of whom would provide an intriguing matchup.

Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl (Big Ten vs. SEC)
Fri., Jan. 1, 1:00 p.m. ET
Orlando Citrus Bowl, Orlando, FL

Florida is almost guaraneed to play in a New Year's Day game, and the Citrus Bowl would allow them to stay close to home while playing against a good Big Ten team that is widely expected to be Michigan. Florida will almost certainly end up in this game if they miss out on one of the New Year's Six games, which is in a great location and isn't a bad consolation prize for the Gators.

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