‘Rivalry Week’ Bowl Projections: Pac-12

By Brandon Sudge -

Unfortunately, the Pac 12 looks to be the odd man out for clinching a berth in the College Football Playoff. However, Stanford should get a quality matchup in a New Year’s Six bowl.

Many of these teams records and projections are subpar due to the competition within the conference. Let’s take a look at where each bowl eligible team is projected to go.

Arizona Wildcats (6-6)

ESPN (Mark Schlabach): NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl vs. Utah State

CBS (Jerry Palm): New Mexico Bowl vs. New Mexico

Fox Sports (Stewart Mandel): New Era Pinstripe Bowl vs. Pittsburgh

Arizona State Sun Devils (6-5)

ESPN (Mark Schlabach): Independence Bowl vs. Virginia Tech

CBS (Jerry Palm): Heart of Dallas Bowl vs. Western Kentucky

Fox Sports (Stewart Mandel): Cactus Bowl vs. West Virginia

California Golden Bears (6-5)

ESPN (Mark Schlabach): Cactus Bowl vs. Air Force

CBS (Jerry Palm): Cactus Bowl vs. Texas Tech

Fox Sports (Stewart Mandel): Independence Bowl vs. Duke

Oregon Ducks (8-3)

ESPN (Mark Schlabach): Valero Alamo Bowl vs. Oklahoma State

CBS (Jerry Palm): Valero Alamo Bowl vs. Oklahoma State

Fox Sports (Stewart Mandel): Valero Alamo Bowl vs. Oklahoma State

Stanford Cardinal (9-2)

ESPN (Mark Schlabach): Rose Bowl vs. Stanford

CBS (Jerry Palm): Rose Bowl vs. Stanford

Fox Sports (Stewart Mandel): Rose Bowl vs. Iowa

UCLA Bruins (8-3)

ESPN (Mark Schlabach): Holiday Bowl vs. Wisconsin

CBS (Jerry Palm): Sun Bowl vs. Louisville

Fox Sports (Stewart Mandel): Las Vegas Bowl vs. San Diego State

USC Trojans (7-4)

ESPN (Mark Schlabach): Royal Purple Bowl vs. San Diego State

CBS (Jerry Palm): Royal Purple Bowl vs. San Diego State

Fox Sports (Stewart Mandel): Foster Farms Bowl vs. Indiana

Utah Utes (8-3)

ESPN (Mark Schlabach): Hyundai Sun Bowl vs. Miami

CBS (Jerry Palm): Holiday Bowl vs. Wisconsin

Fox Sports (Stewart Mandel): Holiday Bowl vs. Wisconsin

Washington Huskies (5-6)

*Washington is playing for bowl eligibility this Friday against Washington State.

ESPN (Mark Schlabach): not projected

CBS (Jerry Palm): Independence Bowl vs. Duke

Fox Sports (Stewart Mandel): Armed Forces Bowl vs. Air Force

Washington State Cougars (8-3)

ESPN (Mark Schlabach): Foster Farms Bowl vs. Indiana

CBS (Jerry Palm): Foster Farms Bowl vs. Indiana

Fox Sports (Stewart Mandel): Hyundai Sun Bowl vs. Louisville

The Pac 12 possesses a strength in the fact that potentially ten teams could receive a bowl bid. It is possible that even with a loss, Washington could receive a bid as well. This is due to the issue that the NCAA may not have enough six-win teams to fill the slots. Therefore, seven-loss teams may need to be included. The NCAA currently says they’re unsure as to how they’ll handle this situation.

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  1. Day
    November 27, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    Well, may be its a good thing & Stanford gets a rematch with themselves since in the 2014 Rose Bowl all they did was complain on how they beat themselves against the Spartans.

  2. Tay
    November 29, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    Scratch the Cardinal from the Granddaddy of the all, the Trojans are Rollin baby! #FightOn

  3. Rocco Seeno
    November 30, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    USC to the Toilet Bowl. Stanford smells tons of Roses.; Cal to Independence Bowl has a ice ring to it. Replay of old Holiday Bowl vs Texas Tech at Cactus Bowl also sounds great.