Preseason college football bowl predictions: Will ASU, Arizona make the cut?

Sep 1, 2022, 11:16 AM
Head coaches Herm Edwards of the Arizona State Sun Devils and Jedd Fisch of the Arizona Wildcats hu...
Head coaches Herm Edwards of the Arizona State Sun Devils and Jedd Fisch of the Arizona Wildcats hug at midfield following Territorial Cup game at Sun Devil Stadium on November 27, 2021 in Tempe, Arizona. The Sun Devils defeated the Wildcats 38-15. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

In Tempe, expectations are for head coach Herm Edwards’ team to finish with the worst record in his five-year run leading Arizona State.

In Tucson, there’s only up to go with Jedd Fisch’s Arizona team hoping to win more than one game like in 2021.

FanDuel Sportsbook puts the Sun Devils’ over-under win total for the regular season at 5.5, right on the cusp of bowl eligibility. The Wildcats’ bar is lower, at 3.5 wins.

When it comes to who makes a bowl game, it doesn’t look good for either.

Culling over predictions from nine reputable writers representing seven publications who made picks in the past several weeks, only two have ASU getting to bowl eligibility.

One daredevil believes Arizona can make a lower-tier bowl, while six more writers don’t have either making it to the postseason.

2022 preseason college football bowl predictions for ASU, Arizona

ESPN’s Kyle Bonagura, Mark Schlabach

Bonagura: No Arizona school

Schlabach: Sun Devils in the Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl vs. Army

Action Network’s Brett McMurphy

Sun Devils in the Frisco Bowl vs. Minnesota

The Athletic’s Stewart Mandel, Scott Dochterman

Mandel: No Arizona school

Dochterman: No Arizona school

CBS Sports’ Jerry Palm

No Arizona school

Sporting News Bill Bender

Wildcats in the First Responder Bowl vs. West Virginia

USA Today’s Erick Smith

No Arizona School

No Arizona school

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