Jack Follman’s Week 14 Pac-12 Bowl Projections

An updated look at where Conference teams are likely to land in the postseason

Posted on November 28, 2022

  By Jack Follman, SuperWest Sports

The regular season is over. All that’s left is crowning a champion and figuring out where the bowl-eligible teams will land.

In previous years, the answers have been fairly clear-cut, with the top two divisional teams meeting in the Championship Game.

But with divisions dead and three teams tied for second place, a set of convoluted tie-breakers dictated the contestants.

The postseason possibilities for the winner and loser of Friday’s matchup range from the CFP to the Rose Bowl or a much lesser bowl.

Here are my latest predictions on where Conference teams will land in the postseason.

Peach BowlUSC vs Georgia

1:00 p.m. or 5:00 p.m., PT, ESPN, December 31, 2022, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA

The Trojans have taken care of business all season and only lost once, on the road, by one point. And now they can avenge that loss.

Their reward…playing Georgia in Atlanta.

Rose BowlWashington vs. Ohio State

2:00 p.m., PT, ESPN, Jan. 2, 2023, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA

Washington football pac-12It’s amazing to think Washington gets to Pasadena after their loss to Arizona State earlier this year.

Their reward…facing Ohio State’s passing attack with their struggling pass defense.

Alamo BowlOregon vs. Texas

6:00 p.m., PT, ESPN, December 29, 2022, Alamodome, San Antonio, TX

Oregon Ducks Logo Pac-12The Ducks had a rough end of their season against their two biggest rivals.

They’re still the most appealing nine-win team in the conference to me, though.

Holiday BowlUtah vs. Duke

5:00 p.m., PT, FOX, December 28, 2022, Petco Park, San Diego, CA

I don’t think the Utes can get the upset in their rematch with USC, landing them in San Diego.

Las Vegas BowlOregon State vs. Florida

4:30 p.m., PT, ABC, December 17, 2022, Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, NV

The Beavers finished the season strong and played their way into Las Vegas.

A huge bowl for them to cap off a really good season.

Sun BowlUCLA vs. Louisville

11:00 a.m., PT, CBS, December 30, 2022, Sun Bowl, El Paso, TX

UCLA’s late-season slide sends them all the way to El Paso as the bottom of the nine-win Pac-12 teams.

Los Angeles BowlWashington State vs. Boise State

12:30 p.m., PT, ABC, December 17, 2022, SoFi Stadium, Los Angeles, CA

The Cougars can finish off a good second season under Jake Dickert with a win over a Mountain West power in the Pac-12’s last bowl slot.

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