Bowl projections: ASU’s destination for final game becoming more clear
With a win on Saturday in the Territorial Cup, the Arizona State Sun Devils secured a 7-5 record to end the regular season and knocked rival Arizona out of bowl elgibility.
The Sun Devils now turn their focus to what lies ahead, or what could lie ahead.
The Pac-12 is contracted to fill spots in seven bowl games in the following order: Rose Bowl, Valero Alamo Bowl, Holiday Bowl, Redbox Bowl, Hyundai Sun Bowl, Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl and the Cheez-It Bowl.
Finishing second in the Pac-12 South, but with the seventh-best winning percentage in the whole conference leaves the Sun Devils in a precarious position.
However, the Sun Devils will finish in a tie for sixth place with the loser of the California vs. Stanford game on Saturday.
With seven bowl eligible teams set, it will come down to which committee will select the Sun Devils, how much they value ASU’s high ranking in the South Division and their marketability.
Here is where Arizona State is being projected to land in the postseason as of Nov. 27.
Kyle Bonagura: Sun Bowl vs. Virginia
Mitch Sherman: Sun Bowl vs. Virginia
Erick Smith: Las Vegas Bowl vs. Fresno State
Jerry Palm: Sun Bowl vs. Boston College
Bill Bender: Sun Bowl vs. Miami (Fla.)
Jason Kirk: Redbox Bowl vs. Wisconsin
Stewart Mandel: Las Vegas Bowl vs. Utah State
Steve Lassan: Las Vegas Bowl vs. Boise State
Eric Single: Las Vegas Bowl vs. Boise State