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Early Pacific Takes 2020-21 Pac-12 bowl projections: Oregon heads to Fiesta Bowl and USC Alamo Bowl

A very early look at Pac-12 bowl games in 2020-21.

NCAA Football: Pac-12 Conference Championship-Oregon vs Utah Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Please note that the Pac-12 bowl slots are changing dramatically in 2020, and for the better other than having the Rose Bowl be part of the CFP.

Fiesta Bowl - Oregon vs. Penn State - No Rose Bowl because of the CFP and no Pac-12 teams making the CFP (again). The Ducks make the conference’s top bowl again, riding what should be a tough defense.

Alamo Bowl - USC vs. Baylor - The Trojans should be able to get here just by having a pulse with gwhat they bring back in 2020. That might be all they have with Clay Helton though.

Las Vegas Bowl - Washington vs. Auburn - The Vegas Bowl is stepping up with the new stadium and drawing out possible SEC teams, which is big for the Pac-12. The Huskies should improve in 2020 and land in a bigger bowl.

Los Angeles Bowl - Utah vs. Boise State - LA gets a non-Rose Bowl bowl again. Now will anyone show for what’s basically a slightly-upgraded old Las Vegas Bowl. The Utes can land here as long as Kyle Whittingham keeps their train moving the way it has with their scheme and coaching.

Holiday Bowl - Arizona State vs. Virginia - The Holiday Bowl loses some shine and a Big 10 draw sadly. The Sun Devils should be on the come up with Jayden Daniels now a sophomore in Herm Edwards’ third season.

Redbox Bowl - Cal vs. Indiana - The Bay Area bowl wants their home team again, right. The Bears should be solid in 2020.

Sun Bowl - UCLA vs. Pitt - The Sun Bowl falls further down where it belongs and UCLA moves closer up toward the top of the conference, where they belong.

Independence Bowl - Stanford vs. Duke - I expect a minor bounce back for the Cardinal and they’ll get sent out east of Texas, a rarity for a Pac-12 team in a bowl game.

At-Large bowl - Oregon State - I don’t know which one, but I see Oregon State getting to a bowl this year with at least six wins.