Rose Bowl - Utah vs. Michigan
I’m calling the Pac-12 to Utah right now. They can beat Oregon and Colorado and Washington will lose the Apple Cup, pitting them against Washington State in the Pac-12 Championship Game in a game they will win. Their reward will be an amazing trip to the Rose Bowl to meet a two-loss Michigan team.
Orange Bowl - USC vs. Louisville
The Trojans won’t win the South or Pac-12 due to early losses, but, on an eight-game winning streak, they will be a great candidate for a new year’s bowl as an at-large and would get a really fun match-up.
Alamo Bowl - Washington vs. Oklahoma State
The Huskies won’t reach the highest of their goals, but having just two-losses and heading to the Alamo Bowl for a big and very winnable rematch against the team that beat Petersen and the Huskies in his first year bowl game will be a nice one.
Holiday Bowl - Stanford vs. Minnesota
The other Pac-12 power who will land in a very nice spot after a rough start. The Cardinal should be on a five-game winning streak and a really attractive candidate to play in a bowl game they haven’t played in for a long time.
Foster Farms Bowl - Washington State vs. Iowa
Some really good Pac-12 teams will end up in bowls like this and it might hurt for the Big Ten. The Cougars will be a Top 15-level team heading to Santa Clara.
Sun Bowl - Colorado vs. Virginia Tech
This would be a big drop for Colorado, but some really good Pac-12 team will fall to the Sun Bowl. The good news is this will be the biggest bowl Colorado has made in around 15 years.
Las Vegas Bowl - Arizona State vs. San Diego State
The Sun Devils will win The Territorial Cup and crawl to a good bowl game for the season they had.
Cactus Bowl - Cal vs. UNLV
The Bears get into a bowl at 5-7 and get a 5-7 Mountain West program. Get excited about this one right now!