December 4, 2013

Beaver Bowl Chances--Pull for Oregon?

As a way to enhance Oregon State's aspirations for a bowl berth, Beaver supporters might have to do the unthinkable - root for Oregon.

Owning a 6-6 record with seven teams ahead of them on the wins ladder in a league with just seven bowl tie-ins, Oregon State may have to settle for an at-large berth in a distant bowl game affiliated with another conference unable to meet its bowl quota.

Perhaps not, though, if the Pac-12 is able to get two teams into BCS bowls.

That's where Oregon enters, stage left.

Stanford (No. 7) and Arizona State (No. 11) are ranked higher than Oregon (No. 12) in the latest BCS standings unveiled Sunday night. However, the Sun Devils will assuredly fall below the Ducks in the final BCS standings set for release on Sunday night should they lose to the Cardinal at home in the Pac-12 championship game on Saturday.

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