Pac-12 Week 12 bowl projections: Washington aims to secure bowl bid


At least nine Pac-12 teams are headed to the postseason, and that number will jump to 10 if Washington beats Washington State in the Apple Cup this week.

Even if the Huskies don’t beat the Cougars, there is still a chance they could wind up in a bowl because there remains a good possibility that not enough teams in the conference will reach six wins to fill all the slots and the process for determining which 5-7 would go is still hazy, at best.

Stanford, ranked No. 9 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings, still has an outside shot at making the playoff, but even with wins against No. 6 Notre Dame and the winner of UCLA-USC, it shouldn't be expected.

UCLA and USC are the toughest teams to project this week, as both are still hanging on to Rose Bowl hopes, but would fall to a significantly less prestigious destination with a loss. Here are this week's projections:

Rose Bowl presented by Northwestern Mutual: Stanford

Valero Alamo Bowl: Oregon

National University Holiday Bowl: UCLA

Foster Farms Bowl: Washington State

Hyundai Sun Bowl: Utah

Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl: USC

Cactus Bowl: Cal

At-large: Arizona

At-large: Arizona State