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Pac-12 bowl projections 10.16.18: Washington still headed to Rose Bowl

Oregon won a battle in Eugene, but will have to win out the rest of the way.

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Rose Bowl - Washington vs. Michigan - I think the Huskies are able to win out from here (it won’t be easy though) and Oregon drops either at Washington State or at Utah or both. That should land the Huskies in the Pac-12 Championship Game against a young USC team they can beat and then eventually the Rose Bowl in a classic matchup.

Fiesta Bowl - Oregon vs. Oklahoma - I think the Ducks lose just one more the rest of the way, making them an excellent candidate for a NY6 bowl. This would be a great landing place for them to get a chance to prove that they’re back against a powerhouse team like Oklahoma.

Alamo Bowl - USC vs. West Virginia - USC might have a handful of losses, but they win the South and head into bowl season as an attractive candidate. Whether or not they can upset Notre Dame could swing where they end up.

Holiday Bowl - Utah vs. Iowa - The Utes should get very close to winning the South, but I see them dropping a game even if they beat USC on Saturday. They’ll land at the top of the upper-middle Pac-12 bowl games.

San Francisco Bowl - Stanford vs. Michigan State - I think I’ve heard the SF bowl doesn’t actually like having their hometown power, which is kind of embarrassing, but I think Stanford makes sense here record wise. They’ll get a rematch of a great Rose Bowl from a few years ago.

Sun Bowl - Colorado vs. Virginia Tech - I don’t like Laviska Shenault getting banged up, but I do like Colorado’s schedule. They should be able to get to seven or eight wins and slide into El Paso.

Las Vegas Bowl - Washington State vs. San Diego State - The Cougars have a lot of range in my opinion. They could win the conference, but they could also barely get to a bowl game. I think they land somewhere in between.

Cactus Bowl - Arizona State vs. Iowa State - The Sun Devils have tough road draws, but I think they get to six wins and get their hometown bowl as a reward.