Thearon W. Henderson
Where will your favorite Pac-12 team be headed for their bowl game? Here is a look at the possible scenarios.
The Pac-12 conference has seven teams heading to bowl games this winter. Despite USC and Oregon beginning the season near the top of the polls, it was UCLA and Stanford that made the conference title game. The Cardinal came out victorious, and now they're headed to the Rose Bowl.
As for the Ducks, most feel they are BCS bound as an at-large team. The Fiesta Bowl in Glendale seems likely, although that could change depending on the outcome of Saturday's title games in the SEC and Big 12.
The UCLA Bruins will likely head to the Alamo Bowl to take on a Big 12 foe. The Oregon St. Beavers, who cracked the top 10 rankings this past season, are likely headed to the Holiday Bowl in San Diego.
The final four spots aren't quite as clear. It seems likely that the Trojans will go to the Sun Bowl in El Paso, although there were talks that Arizona could steal the bid given their resumé of work. If that holds true, Arizona, Arizona State and Washington are left jockeying for the Las Vegas, Kraft and New Mexico bowls.
UW coach Steve Sarkisian believes his team will go to the Las Vegas Bowl. It seems that neither Arizona nor ASU want to play in the New Mexico Bowl on Dec. 15, and their respective athletic departments are leaving no stone unturned when it comes to negotiating tactics.