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Where will Ole Miss football be this bowl season?

The hay is in the barn, what’s next?

NCAA Football: Mississippi at Mississippi State Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports

Championship week did not provide a boatload of surprises as some Ole Miss fans had hoped to potentially bump the Rebels into a New Year’s Six bowl.

But does Alabama’s upset of Georgia mean the SEC won’t be represented in the playoff? Will the Rebels fall even further back in the bowl selection process?

After going 10-2 for the second time in three years, it is unfortunate Ole Miss has to stack up against several undefeated teams and several one-loss teams this season. Life’s tough, get a hard hat, and hopefully the bowl game trip will be a good reward for the players after a lot of success and hard work. Plus, there’s a chance to win 11 games for the first time ever in the history of the program.

Lots to play for - here’s what the talking heads are saying about Ole Miss’ bowl destination.

Ole Miss Final Bowl Projections

  • Kyle Bonagura, ESPN: Cheez-It Bowl, Ole Miss vs. Iowa
  • Mark Schlabach, ESPN: Cheez-It Bowl, Ole Miss vs. Iowa
  • Jerry Palm, CBS Sports: Cheez-It Bowl, Ole Miss vs. Iowa
  • David Kenyon, Bleacher Report: Cheez-It Bowl, Ole Miss vs. Iowa
  • Erick Smith, USA Today: Cheez-It Bowl, Ole Miss vs. Iowa
  • Bryan Fischer, Fox Sports: Cheez-It Bowl, Ole Miss vs. Iowa
  • Bill Bender, Sporting News: Cheez-It Bowl, Ole Miss vs. Iowa

Well... unless they are all super wrong, it looks like Ole Miss will face Big Ten championship loser Iowa in the Cheez-It Bowl on Jan. 1. I have to admit the stark contrast between the midwestern defense first mantra and Lane Kiffin’s go for it offensive mentality seems like some must see TV for much of the nation.

Bowl selections will be announced throughout the day on Sunday, and the Cup will have updates as soon as they are available. Cheers!