2015-16 Pac-12 Bowl Projections After Week 6

    Pac-12 bowl projections following Week 6. The Stanford Cardinal and Utah Utes are emerging as the conference's College Football Playoff contenders.

    October 13, 2015

    No Oregon in a bowl game? Not many people would have thought that coming into the season, but that’s a real possibility six games in. The Ducks are 3-3 after an upset loss at home against Washington State, and the remaining schedule doesn’t get any easier. 

    Stanford, which has rebounded nicely from an season-opening loss to Northwestern, is doing its part to get back into the College Football Playoff picture by winning four straight games.

    The Utah Utes have the most impressive resume so far in the Pac-12, with wins over Michigan and California.

    USC fired head coach Steve Sarkisian this week. Despite the shakeup, the Trojans have more than enough talent and a capable coaching staff in place to finish the season out strong.

    Below are the complete Pac-12 bowl projections following Week 6. A total of eight teams are projected to go bowling, while Oregon, Oregon State, Colorado and Washington State are left on the outside looking in.

    Pac-12 Bowl Projections

    Capital One Orange Bowl

    College Football Playoff Semifinal
    Thursday, December 31, 4:00 or 8:00 pm ET, ESPN

    Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL
    Playoff vs. Playoff

    Projection: Stanford vs. Ohio State

    Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual

    Friday, January 1, 5:00 pm ET, ESPN
    Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA
    Big Ten vs. Pac-12
    Projection: Michigan vs. USC

    Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl

    Saturday, December 19, 3:30 pm ET, ABC
    Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, NV
    BYU or Mountain West vs. Pac-12
    Projection: BYU vs. California

    Hyundai Sun Bowl

    Saturday, December 26, 2:00 pm ET, CBS
    Sun Bowl Stadium, El Paso, TX
    ACC or Notre Dame vs. Pac-12
    Projection: Pitt vs. Arizona State

    Foster Farms Bowl

    Saturday, December 26, 9:15 pm ET, ESPN
    Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA
    Big Ten vs. Pac-12
    Projection: Minnesota vs. Washington

    National University Holiday Bowl

    Wednesday, December 30, 10:30 pm ET, ESPN
    Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA
    Big 12 vs. Pac-12
    Projection: Wisconsin vs. UCLA

    Valero Alamo Bowl

    Saturday, January 2, 6:45 pm ET, ESPN
    Alamodome, San Antonio, TX
    Big 12 vs. Pac-12
    Projection: Oklahoma vs. Utah

    Cactus Bowl

    Saturday, January 2, 10:15 pm ET, ESPN
    Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ
    Big 12 vs. Pac-12
    Projection: West Virginia vs. Arizona

    MORE: Complete Bowl Projections

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