The Washington Huskies still have a shot at making it into the College Football Playoff for the second consecutive season. However, Washington would need to win out, win the Pac-12 title game and be dominant along the way. Even then, they would need some help along the way.
ESPN’s most recent bowl projections, which were released Sunday, have the Huskies playing in either the Fiesta Bowl or the Alamo Bowl.
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University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
Dec. 30, 4 p.m. (ESPN)
Bonagura: Stanford vs. Oklahoma
Hale: Washington vs. Wisconsin
The Huskies would likely play in the Fiesta Bowl if they win the Pac-12 title game, but do not make it into the College Football Playoff. If they don’t win the Pac-12 title, they’ll likely miss out on a New Year’s Six bowl and play in the Alamo Bowl.
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Alamodome, San Antonio
Dec. 28, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
Bonagura: Oklahoma State vs. Washington
Hale: Oklahoma State vs. Washington State
The No. 12 Huskies sit at 6-1 and 3-1 in Pac-12 play. They currently trail Washington State and Stanford in the Pac-12 North by a half game, but are the highest ranked Pac-12 team.
Washington’s upcoming schedule is incredible difficult, starting this week as the team hosts UCLA. The Huskies will then play Oregon, Stanford, Utah and Washington State to close out the season. If the Huskies are able to make it through those 5 games without a loss, they could be in a good position to contend for the College Football Playoff.