Pac-12 Bowl Projections – Week 9


Pac-12 bowl projections heading into Week 9. Washington State remains hot and is moving up the postseason pecking order.


There was a lot of shakeup in this week’s Pac-12 bowl projections.

Mike Leach’s Washington State squad moved into the Holiday Bowl, where the Cougars are slated to face a Northwestern team that has put behind its early season woes. Expect a wild contest if these two outfits do indeed match up in San Diego.

Meanwhile, UCLA and Colorado flipped spots, as the Bruins continue to slide and the Buffaloes continue to soar. The struggles of Jim Mora’s squad go beyond Josh Rosen’s injury, while Mike MacIntyre has revitalized the program in Boulder.

Where does your favorite Pac-12 squad land this week?

Week 9 Pac-12 Bowl Projections

Independence Bowl

Date: Dec. 26
Location: Shreveport, Louisiana
Tie-ins: ACC/SEC
Independence Bowl Projection: Wake Forest vs. Cal*

Holiday Bowl

Date: Dec. 27
Location: San Diego, California
Tie-ins: Big Ten/Pac-12
Holiday Bowl Projection: Northwestern vs. Washington State

Cactus Bowl

Date: Dec. 27
Location: Tempe, Arizona
Tie-ins: Big 12/Pac-12
Cactus Bowl Projection: Texas vs. UCLA

Foster Farms Bowl

Date: Dec. 28
Location: Santa Clara, California
Tie-ins: Big Ten/Pac-12
Foster Farms Bowl Projection: Minnesota vs. Colorado

Birmingham Bowl

Date: Dec. 29
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Tie-ins: AAC/SEC
Birmingham Bowl Projection: Houston vs. Arizona State*

Alamo Bowl

Date: Dec. 29
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Tie-ins: Big 12/Pac-12
Alamo Bowl Projection: Oklahoma State vs. USC

Sun Bowl

Date: Dec. 30
Location: El Paso, Texas
Tie-ins: ACC/Pac-12
Sun Bowl Projection: North Carolina vs. Stanford

Rose Bowl

Date: Jan. 2
Location: Pasadena, California
Tie-ins: Big Ten/Pac-12
Rose Bowl Projection: Ohio State vs. Utah

Peach Bowl – College Football Playoff Semifinal

Date: Dec. 31
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Tie-ins: CFP No. 1/CFP No. 4
Peach Bowl Projection: Alabama vs. Washington

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