SEC East in BCS title game

Pete Fiutak of is pretty sure there will be a team from the SEC East playing in the BCS National Championship Game next January. He just isn't sure which team it will be.

In an article entitled "Preview 2008 – The Way-Early BCS Projections," Fiutak admits that his initial impression is that Florida and Ohio State will meet for all the marbles in a rematch of the 2006 title game.

Upon further review, however, he concedes that he would not be at all surprised if the BCS Championship Game winds up featuring a Georgia vs. Southern Cal matchup.

The BCS bowl projections Fiutak posted Friday are as follows:

ROSE: Wisconsin vs. Southern Cal

SUGAR: Georgia vs. Virginia Tech

FIESTA: Missouri vs. West Virginia

ORANGE: Clemson vs. Texas Tech

BCS CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: Ohio State vs. Florida

Here's how Fiutak explains his Buckeye-Gator title matchup:

"The way-too-early scenario (that might/will suddenly change at some point this summer): No one goes unbeaten; Ohio State beats USC in L.A. to build up enough style points to overcome one acceptable Big Ten loss to be the begrudging choice by the voters as the nation's No. 1 team; Florida loses twice, but beats Georgia and wins the SEC championship. Repeat that exact scenario except replace Ohio State with USC (who'll lose one Pac 10 game) and Florida with Georgia, and you might have it.

"Basically, a two-loss SEC champion will have far more cachet than any other team with a blemish, even a one-loss West Virginia, ACC champion or Big 12 champion. After the last two national title games, it's going to take something special to keep the SEC champion out."

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