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Pacific Takes Pac-12 bowl projections 10/16: Oregon to the Rose Bowl and Utah to the Cotton Bowl

Our first look at bowl projections for 2019-20.

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Rose Bowl - Oregon vs. Wisconsin - The Ducks still look like the most-complete team in the conference, and they can lose a game like at Washington, and still win the North. I think they can grind out a win in a rematch against USC in the P12CG, even if they lose to USC in The Coliseum earlier in November.

Cotton Bowl - Utah vs. Boise State - I think the Utes don’t win the South, but finish with only two losses and that should slip them into an NY6 bowl like this one where they can reignite an old Mountain West rivalry.

Alamo Bowl - Washington vs. Baylor - The Huskies miss out on a fourth-straight NY6 bowl, but this is a nice landing spot in a rebuilding year.

Holiday Bowl - USC vs. Michigan - Between non-conference and losing the P12CG, I think USC loses enough games to slip down here and very likely have Clay Helton lose his job.

Redbox Bowl - Stanford vs. Iowa - Watch for the Cardinal to make their patented late-season run. They won’t win the North, but this is a nice landing spot.

Sun Bowl - Cal vs. NCState - The Bears will continue to fade without Chase Garbers. This will still be a solid bowl for them.

Las Vegas Bowl - Arizona State vs. San Diego State - Another team that I think slips over time, but because their schedule toughens up. The Sun Devils will head up to Vegas for a tough Mountain West challenge.

Cheez-It Bowl - Washington State vs. Kansas State - A bowl game seems like a reach maybe for WSU right now since they’re 0-3 in Pac-12 play, but they need just three wins to get there.