Pac-12 bowl projections for 2013 evolved a bit this weekend. The new 2013 Pac-12 bowl projections only include one conference team heading to a BCS bowl game though. According to the predictions of CBS Sports on Friday night (Nov. 29) it will be Stanford heading to the Rose Bowl. This dictates that the team will beat Arizona State in the conference title game next week.
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The opponent in the Rose Bowl is unknown now, as No. 1 Alabama faltered against Auburn, likely pushing Ohio State into the BCS title game if they win the Big Ten. That leaves the opponent unknown for the moment, meaning it could turn into Michigan State, Wisconsin, or possibly even Alabama. It also means that if Oregon had simply made it to the bowl game, they could have had that match with Alabama they so gravely requested.
It looks like eight of the nine bowl eligible teams from the conference are going to get invites due to several other conferences lacking potential teams. Thus the 2013 Pac-12 bowl projections listed below could easily happen exactly as predicted. There could be some shifting as the different venues decide which school to invite, but it looks like all nine schools could be getting a trip somewhere this year.
At the moment, the Washington State Cougars have been taken out of the bowl projections due to a shift in the standings. Where the Cougars were previously predicted to at least make the Little Caesars Bowl, Pittsburgh is slated as a replacement team now.
Conference Bowl Predictions:
Rose Bowl: Stanford vs. Ohio State (1)
Alamo Bowl: Oregon vs. Oklahoma (2)
Holiday Bowl: Arizona State vs. Texas Tech (3)
Sun Bowl: UCLA vs. Virginia Tech (4)
Las Vegas Bowl: USC vs. Fresno State (5)
Fight Hunger: Washington vs. BYU (6)
New Mexico: Arizona vs. San Diego State (7)
Independence Bowl: Oregon State vs. Georgia Tech (Replacement Team)
*Potential* Little Caesars: Washington State vs. Ball State (Replacement Team)
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