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

A general view of Missouri's football field.

COLUMBIA, MO - OCTOBER 19: A general view of Faurot Field/Memorial Stadium during the game between the Florida Gators and the Missouri Tigers on October 19, 2013 in Columbia, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

The Missouri Tigers, after a surprising 8-4 season, are headed to a bowl game. So which one will the Tigers be playing in?

Missouri wound up being one of 11 SEC teams to qualify for the postseason. The Tigers won't be considered for the College Football Playoff or the Sugar Bowl, but they should still play in a decent bowl game.

Missouri likely sits behind Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Florida, Kentucky and Texas A&M when it comes to pecking order in the SEC. They're in a second-tier group that also includes South Carolina, Mississippi State, Auburn and Vanderbilt.

ESPN's two bowl analysts disagree on where Missouri could be headed in December.

Mitch Sherman has Missouri headed to Nashville to take on NC State in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl. Kyle Bonagura has the Tigers headed to Jacksonville to take on Michigan State in the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl.

Three of Missouri's four losses were close contests. The Tigers lost to Georgia by two touchdowns. They lost to South Carolina, 37-35, and Kentucky, 15-14. They were also blown out by Alabama.

We'll know Missouri's destination on Sunday.