UCLA Football: The Bowls Are Falling In Line


Championship week is over and we now wait for all the bowl selection committees to fall in line. We already found out what the College football Playoff Committee chose as they released their Top 4 this morning.

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There you have it. #1 Clemson will play #4 Oklahoma in the College Football Playoff semifinal in the Orange Bowl and #2 Alabama will face off against #3 Michigan State in the Cotton Bowl. Both games will take place on New Years’s Eve.

So what does that mean for UCLA Football? A lot actually.

With the Pac-12 Champion Stanford Cardinal not in the playoffs, they will most likely get slotted in the Rose Bowl on Year’s Day against Iowa or Ohio State.

With the Cardinal in the Rose Bowl, that simplifies the Pac-12 ladder, but also pushes every team down with Stanford not in the playoff.

What I mean here is that if Stanford got a Top 4 slot, Oregon would most likely get the Rose Bowl and pull up every team with them. That is not happening which means that Oregon should get the Alamo Bowl. Per Pacific Takes, the order of Pac-12 bowl selections could be as follows:

Note: Pacific Takes’ “Chicken” = Foster Farms Bowl

So, who is down for a post-Christmas Bowl in Santa Clara? Now this is not set in stone, but considering the Pac-12 standings, location and fan draw, the Foster Farms Bowl could most likely select UCLA Football.

The heavy favorite to play the Bruins seems to be Big Ten team, Nebraska. The last time UCLA and Nebraska squared off was in Lincoln in 2013 where the Bruins defeated the Huskers 41-21 in an emotional game where the Husker fans helped honor the memory of UCLA Football player Nick Pasquale who was killed the week before.

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