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Sunday, December 5, 2010
Pac-10 bowl projections

By Ted Miller

A final unofficial look before the bowls make things official.

Oregon will play Auburn for the national title. That should be great fun.

Stanford to the Orange Bowl to face Virginia Tech seems likely. That's what most are projecting. But Jon Wilner says there may yet be some intrigue that puts the Cardinal into the Fiesta Bowl (which Stanford would prefer).

That leaves only Arizona and Washington as bowl-eligible -- USC, as you might have heard, isn't eligible because of NCAA sanctions.

The Alamo Bowl is being coy about choosing between Washington and Arizona. Those drama queens!

The Wildcats whipped the Huskies by 30 on Oct. 23. But Washington finished the season with a three-game winning streak and a better Pac-10 record (5-4), while Arizona dropped four in a row and finished behind the Huskies in the conference standings (4-5).

Of course, maybe they'll be some wheeling and dealing. The Holiday Bowl probably isn't thrilled with hosting the Wildcats a second consecutive year.