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ESPN’s Bowl Projection For Florida Heading Into Conference Championship Weekend

Feleipe Franks and D'Andre Swift hugging after a game.

JACKSONVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 27: Feleipe Franks #13 of the Florida Gators and D'Andre Swift #7 of the Georgia Bulldogs shake hands following a game at TIAA Bank Field on October 27, 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

The Florida Gators took down in-state rival Florida State this past weekend, and as a result, finished with a 9-3 record on the season. Both of ESPN's analysts are projecting the Gators to the same bowl game.

Florida isn't in the running for the College Football Playoff, but the Gators are still alive for a New Year's Six game. Much of that has to do with the SEC title game this Saturday.

If Alabama beats Georgia, as expected, the Crimson Tide will wind up in the playoff and Georgia will wind up in the Sugar Bowl. In that case, Florida could be third in pecking order in the SEC.

Both Mitch Sherman and Kyle Bonagura of ESPN are projecting Florida to wind up in the Peach Bowl, which is played in Atlanta. Both analysts have the Gators taking on UCF in the contest.

UCF is still undefeated, but unless there's mass mayhem this weekend, the Knights won't be playing in the College Football Playoff.

Florida is in a group of second-tier teams in the SEC - along with Kentucky and LSU. The Gators lost to the Wildcats but defeated the Tigers during the season.

We'll know Florida's actual bowl game destination on Sunday.