After Saturday’s action, Arizona’s bowl destination still up in the airby Anthony Gimino on Dec. 04, 2010, under Sports
San Antonio or San Diego? Alamo Bowl or Holiday Bowl?
It’s down to those postseason destinations for the Arizona Wildcats after Washington beat Washington State in the Apple Cup on Saturday night. That gave the Huskies a three-game winning streak and the 6-6 overall record needed for bowl eligibility.
The Wildcats are 7-5 overall and on a four-game losing streak, finishing a game behind Washington in the Pac-10 at 4-5.
Pac-10 champion Oregon finished its undefeated regular season Saturday with a victory over Oregon State, sending the Ducks to the BCS national championship game against SEC champ Auburn.
Stanford, the second-place team in the Pac-10, is guaranteed a spot in a BCS game if it finishes in the top four of the BCS standings. The Cardinal was ranked fourth last week, and there is no reason to think it will drop.
The Alamo Bowl gets the next pick of Pac-10 teams, having to choose between Washington and Arizona. The Holiday Bowl gets the other team. Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times tweeted Saturday night that a Alamo Bowl representative said no decision would come until Sunday.
Either way, Arizona will play a team from the Big 12 … but that side of the matchup also has to wait.
Oklahoma won the Big 12 title game over Nebraska and will go the Fiesta Bowl. The Cotton Bowl already has selected Texas A&M.
The comes the Alamo Bowl, the Insight and the Holiday. They will pick among three 10-win teams — Nebraska, Oklahoma State and Missouri. If the Cornhuskers go the Alamo Bowl, officials might want to avoid Washington, because the teams met in Seattle this season as Nebraska rolled 56-21.
From an Arizona point of view, it doesn’t really want to see Oklahoma State because the teams meet in Stillwater next year in the second game of the season.