Pac-12 Week 6 bowl projections: Utah sitting pretty, but where's Oregon?

And then there was one.

Utah's 30-24 win against previously unbeaten Cal leaves the Utes as the lone undefeated team in the Pac-12. As such, we're projecting the Utes to the College Football Playoff for the second consecutive week. Stanford, which remains undefeated in Pac-12 play, sits atop the Pac-12 North and is on course to meet the Utes in the Pac-12 championship game, so we'll send the Cardinal to Pasadena.

After that, though, it's a jumbled mess.

In the third slot, it's unlikely UCLA would be selected by the Valero Alamo Bowl, because the Bruins were just there. It seems more likely it would opt for Arizona State over Cal because of ASU's closer proximity to San Antonio. UCLA becomes the no-brainer for the Holiday Bowl, leaving the Foster Farms Bowl with a local team in Cal. That's based on how things sit right now.

That leaves Arizona, Colorado, Oregon, Oregon State, USC, Washington and Washington State. Colorado and Oregon State are easy to eliminate, but there's not much that separates the rest of the pack. All could conceivably reach bowl eligibility, but the one team that stands out is Oregon, and that's because it's the team without an impressive win (Eastern Washington, Georgia State, Colorado).

Here's the Ducks' remaining schedule: at Washington, at ASU, Cal, at Stanford, USC, Oregon State. Are there three wins there? Not if they don't improve quickly.

College Football Playoff semifinal: Utah

Rose Bowl presented by Northwestern Mutual: Stanford

Valero Alamo Bowl: Arizona State

National University Holiday Bowl: UCLA

Foster Farms Bowl: Cal

Hyundai Sun Bowl: Washington

Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl: Arizona

Cactus Bowl: USC

At-large: Washington State