The Florida Gators haven't sat out the postseason in nearly a quarter century. The Vanderbilt Commodores, who had been to four bowl games in 120 years before James Franklin's arrival, have a good shot at making it three in a row.
Plenty of other Southeastern Conference teams are also jockeying for postseason eligibility or trying to spruce up their bowl resumes for more prestigious, better-paying games in the season's final weeks.
Making a bowl means more money, practice time and exposure to recruits. Of course, the SEC can fill its coffers even more if a team is playing for the league's eighth consecutive national title.
The bowl scramble goes well beyond the BCS championship game hopes of No. 1 Alabama and perhaps No. 7 Auburn. No. 9 Missouri, No. 10 Texas A&M and No. 11 South Carolina all have hopes of making a BCS game and/or playing for the SEC title.
Eight teams are already eligible for the SEC's 10 guaranteed bowl slots, and only Arkansas and Kentu...