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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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Utah State, which had last week off, appears to have righted its ship after the loss of Chuckie Keeton. At 4-4, the Aggies are relying on a defense that ranks 19th in the country and backup quarterback Darell Garretson and running back Joey DeMartino on the offensive side.

With games remaining against Hawaii, UNLV, Colorado State and Wyoming — all are home games except UNLV — the Aggies should make it to six wins and become eligible for one of the Mountain West Conference’s six bowls.

The Ags are unlikely to make the Las Vegas or Poinsettia Bowls, but could end up at the Armed Forces Bowl, the Hawaii Bowl, the New Mexico Bowl or the Famous Potato Bowl.
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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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