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Arizona Bowl Projections: Wildcats fighting for bowl eligibility

An in-state bowl might be likely for Arizona, and it's not the Fiesta Bowl

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After the Washington State loss, the Arizona Wildcats are now sitting at 5-3 on the season, and 2-3 in the Pac-12. Now on the outside looking in, they're fighting for bowl eligibility.

Arizona is dropping in the projections, but an in-state bowl might be likely for Arizona. There have been a few votes here and there for the Cactus Bowl up in Tempe, and just a few for Tucson's Arizona Bowl. For being a bad bowl game, it would still be pretty sweet to have Arizona play in front of home crowd for the Arizona Bowl.

Site Bowl Opponent Location Date
SB Nation Foster Farms Iowa Santa Clara, CA December 26th
CBS Sports Cactus Bowl Texas Tempe, AZ January 2nd
Schlabach (ESPN) Arizona Bowl San Jose State Tucson, AZ December 29th
McMurphy (ESPN) Cactus Bowl Texas Tech Tempe, AZ January 2nd
Bleacher Report Independence Bowl Virginia Tech Shreveport, LA December 26th
ESPN Pac-12 Blogs At-large

With the remaining schedule, it'll be very tough for Arizona to win another game this season, but it all starts with Washington this weekend. The Pac-12 blog seems fairly accurate here, because the Pac-12 is only guaranteed for 7 bowl games, and Arizona is currently sitting at about 10th.

But, just one more win is necessary, and Washington this week is probably Arizona's best chance for a win. Next to that, maybe it's Utah, at home, in November, when Rich Rodriguez is always set for a big time upset.