Bowl projections: ASU’s destination for final game becoming more clear

Nov 27, 2018, 1:15 PM
Arizona State running back Eno Benjamin (3) celebrates with N'Keal Harry after scoring the winning ...
Arizona State running back Eno Benjamin (3) celebrates with N'Keal Harry after scoring the winning touchdown during an NCAA college football game against Arizona, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

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

USA Today

Erick Smith: Las Vegas Bowl vs. Fresno State

CBS Sports

Jerry Palm: Sun Bowl vs. Boston College

Sporting News

Bill Bender: Sun Bowl vs. Miami (Fla.)

SB Nation

Jason Kirk: Redbox Bowl vs. Wisconsin

The Athletic

Stewart Mandel: Las Vegas Bowl vs. Utah State

Athlon Sports

Steve Lassan: Las Vegas Bowl vs. Boise State

Sports Illustrated

Eric Single: Las Vegas Bowl vs. Boise State

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