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Pac-12 bowl projections 11/3: Utah in Fiesta Bowl

Stanford and Utah play in New Year's bowls.

Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Rose Bowl - Stanford vs. Michigan State - I don't think I trust Stanford for run the table in November any more after they should have lost at Washington State Saturday. I know that was exactly the kind of lucky win every championship has, but I am still spooked about the Cardinal for now, especially with games against Oregon and Notre Dame looking tougher than they used to.

Fiesta Bowl - Utah vs. Notre Dame - The Utes are another Pac-12 team that I am not loving right now, but I love their remaining schedule and just can't pick them to lose one of those games. They wouldn't beat Stanford in the Pac-12 Championship Game, but should still get a New Year's bowl with just two losses.

Alamo Bowl - USC vs. Oklahoma - I like how the Trojans look right now. I think they have a great chance to win out and maybe even sneak into a New Year's Bowl. They will have to hope Utah slips up though and right now I just don't see that happening.

Holiday Bowl - Oregon vs. Michigan - The Ducks scored two nice road wins in three weeks and suddenly look like a team that could be the conference's top non-division winner. I think they at least win a few more games and will be a very attractive bowl candidate.

Foster Farms Bowl - UCLA vs. Penn State - I don't really know what to make of the Bruins, they have the talent to win out and take the South, but I think they just have too many injuries. I think they will win a couple more games though and be a nice in-state choice for Foster Farms.

Sun Bowl - Cal vs. Virginia Tech - They are in the midst of a tough stretch, but the Bears have a couple wins left in them in my opinion.

Las Vegas Bowl - Washington State vs. Boise State - The Cougars are going to win another game or two and get back to a bowl and they will be a really fun choice for Vegas who could set up a nice former Northwest quasi rivalarly.

Cactus Bowl - Arizona State vs. Kansas State - The Sun Devils have another win in them, right? Over Arizona at least. They will crawl to a local bowl.