Mike Sorensen: Pac-12 may get more than its share of bowl berths

Published: Sunday, Oct. 27 2013 7:42 p.m. MDT

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The 14-team SEC is another league that may overfill its bowl commitments.

The league has 10 bowl spots and like the Pac-12 could get an extra if it has two schools in BCS bowls. Right now, only Kentucky (1-6) and Arkansas (3-4) have losing records. Six schools already have the requisite six wins, one has five and five schools have four wins.

The SEC has an advantage over the Pac-12 in that it only plays eight league games, giving teams the opportunity to load up on FCS schools for extra victories.
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panamadesnews
Lindon, UT

Right now (10/27) the top 8 PAC 12 teams are:
OR 8-0
STAN 7-1
OR St 6-2
AZ St 5-2
AZ 5-2
UCLA 5-2
WA 5-3
USC 5-3

It looks like, based on the above records, BYU's opponent would be AZ, AZ St, or UCLA, as the three are tied for 4th place. So whichever of those teams ends up 6th would be the opponent. Of course, there are several games left and things could change. We'll have to wait and see.

Jake2010
bountiful, ut

The better list would be:

Oregon 5-0
Stanford 5-1
Oregon State 4-1
ASU 3-1
USC 2-2
UCLA 2-2
Arizona 2-2
Washington 2-3
Washington St 2-3
Utah 1-4
Colorado 0-4
California 0-5

Based on these records, who is really the most likely 6th seed? Keeping in mind all the games still to be played and the effect they will have on the list as it is today? All the state and city schools will play each other. Based on that game alone the standings will either be solidified or modified accordingly. It is too early to even contemplate who the 6th seed is.

panamadesnews
Lindon, UT

@Jake2010:
You are right. My list is all games. Yours is the team's PAC 12 records, which is the criteria that will be used to determine who will be the 6th seed. Thanks for the correction.

Spoxjox
Redmond, WA

Pretty sure the PAC-12 teams are not seeded for the postseason. Rather, various bowls have contracted for the conference champ, then first pick, second pick, and so forth, for which pick they can select from any bowl-eligible team. "Sixth seed" is actually sixth pick, if I'm not mistaken.

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