Early I-Bowl stabs
On the SEC side, Auburn's loss to South Florida suddenly makes the Tigers look like I-Bowl material. Here's the thinking on that one, Auburn probably had that one penciled in as a win. To make up for that one, the Tigers will have to beat someone they weren't supposed to.
A lot of preseason publications pegged Kentucky for the I-Bowl.The Wildcats have a huge game with Louisville this week. Still, you've got to figure the 'Cats for about a fourth- or fifth-place finish in the East. That alone would put them in the I-Bowl mix.
If either Ole Miss or Mississippi State could get to six wins, they would be attractive to the I-Bowl. Two schools relatively close that haven't been to bowls in awhile is just what the I-Bowl is looking for in a team.
There's plenty of season left to be played. We'll have to see how things play out from here.