College football fans are gearing up for an exciting weekend as conference championship games take place, determining the best teams in the country. However, not all bowl-eligible teams will be hitting the field this weekend. No. 15 Arizona, which finished the season with a record of 9-3, is among those teams waiting to hear which bowl game they will play in.
Arizona’s impressive nine wins this year mark the most since 2014. Coach Jedd Fisch’s team even had a shot at making the Pac-12 title game if No. 5 Oregon lost to No. 21 Oregon State in Week 13. However, the Ducks emerged victorious, leaving the Wildcats in a wait-and-see position.
So, can Arizona make a New Year’s Six bowl game? Unfortunately, it’s unlikely. With several teams ranked ahead of them, including No. 13 LSU, No. 12 Oklahoma, No. 11 Ole Miss, and No. 10 Penn State, the Wildcats face tough competition for a spot in the prestigious bowl game.
However, there are still several bowl game scenarios for Arizona to consider. The Pac-12 is locked into numerous bowl game affiliations, including the Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl, Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl, and the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl.
The Alamo Bowl seems the most likely option for the Wildcats, with the possibility of facing a ranked opponent such as No. 12 Oklahoma or No. 19 Oklahoma State. The outcome of the Big 12 title game will determine their opponent, with Texas and Oklahoma State both in the mix.
Overall, Arizona fans can expect a thrilling bowl game to end the season and showcase the team’s impressive performance this year.