Well, that was a surprise.
Oregon jumped over Florida State and into the No. 2 spot in the latest rankings from the College Football Playoff selection committee, solidifying the concept that a one-loss Pac-12 team -- Oregon or Arizona State -- will be in the inaugural four-team playoff. The Sun Devils, who beat previous No. 10 Notre Dame 55-31 on Saturday, moved up three spots to No. 6.
Oregon, Arizona State, UCLA, USC, Arizona, Utah are the conference's six bowl-eligible teams, but that number could grow to as many as 10. Here's what lies ahead for the four teams not quite eligible in the Pac-12:
Stanford (needs one win): vs. Utah, at Cal, at UCLA
Washington (needs one win)*: at Arizona, vs. Oregon State, at Washington State
While none of those teams are a lock to go bowling by any means, only Oregon State figures to be on the outside looking in when the dust settles.
Here's our weekly attempt at mapping out where the Pac-12 teams will end up come bowl season.
College Football Playoff: Oregon
VIZIO Fiesta Bowl: Arizona State
Valero Alamo Bowl: UCLA
National University Holiday Bowl: USC
San Francisco Bowl: Arizona
Hyundai Sun Bowl: Utah
Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl: Stanford
Cactus Bowl: Washington
Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl**: California
*Washington needs to win seven games to become bowl eligible because it had four nonconference games, which was allowed because of its trip to Hawaii.