With only four bowl-eligible Pac-10 teams, the look at the 2010 bowl matchups and schedule will be short in sweet. Where the Pac-10 is lacking in quantity, it more than makes up for in quality. Two Pac-10 teams will play in BCS bowl games — with the Oregon Ducks playings for the BCS championship — and the other two face tough matchups against Big 12 teams.
Dec. 31, 2010, Alamo Bowl: Arizona Wildcats vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys in San Antonio, Texas.
Jan. 10, 2011, BCS National Championship Game: Oregon Ducks vs. Auburn Tigers in Glendale, Arizona.
The Pac-10 bowl season kicks-off with a rematch in the Holiday Bowl. On Sept. 23, Nebraska walked into Seattle and dominated the Washington Huskies, 56-21. Since then, Washington has had an up-and-down season, finishing on a high-note by winning its last three games to become bowl-eligible. On Dec. 30, Washington gets a chance for revenge as they take on Nebraska in San Diego.
The Arizona Wildcats look to snap a four-game skid to end the regular season in the Alamo Bowl on Dec. 31. Arizona started the season on fire, rising in the BCS rankings before falling flat down the stretch.
Stanford, by virtue of its No. 4 BCS ranking, received an at-large bid to the Orange Bowl to take on ACC representative Virginia Tech. The Cardinal may be the best one-loss team in the country and will look to prove their mettle against the Hokies in Miami.
Finally, the main event takes place on Jan. 10 in Glendale. The Oregon Ducks and Auburn Tigers bring high-powered offenses and plenty of star-power to the BCS National Championship game. The matchup is an intriguing one and should provide plenty of fireworks as the No. 1 and No. 2 teams battle it out for the title.