College football bowl projections: Are the Pac-12's playoff hopes toast?

The Trojans are the only Pac-12 team with a shot of making the College Football Playoff after Oregon and UCLA lost in Week 11. We also took the opportunity to break down the bowl prospects of every team in college football ahead of the final two weeks of the season. But before we show you our projections, here's a breakdown of the bowl eligibility picture across college football heading into Week 12. New Year's Six bowl gamesOrange Bowl (Dec. 30)Clemson vs. Penn StateSugar Bowl (Dec. 31)TCU vs. AlabamaPeach Bowl (Dec. 31) [CFP semifinal]Georgia vs. USCFiesta Bowl (Dec. 31) [CFP semifinal]Ohio State vs. TennesseeCotton Bowl (Jan. 2)North Carolina vs. UCFRose Bowl (Jan. 2)Michigan vs. OregonOther bowl gamesBahamas Bowl (Dec. 16)Rice vs. Ball StateCure Bowl (Dec. 16)Liberty vs. South AlabamaFenway Bowl (Dec. 17)Syracuse vs. CincinnatiNew Mexico Bowl (Dec. 17)Air Force vs. North TexasLA Bowl (Dec. 17)Boise State vs. Washington StateLendingTree Bowl (Dec. 17)Toledo vs. Appalachian StateLas Vegas Bowl (Dec. 17)Utah vs. Ole MissFrisco Bowl (Dec. 17)Middle Tennessee State vs. SMUMyrtle Beach Bowl (Dec. 19)UTSA vs. Coastal CarolinaPotato Bowl (Dec. 20)San Diego State vs. Miami (Ohio)Boca Raton Bowl (Dec. 20)Florida Atlantic vs. HoustonNew Orleans Bowl (Dec. 21)Western Kentucky vs. Southern MissArmed Forces Bowl (Dec. 22)East Carolina vs. Texas TechGasparilla Bowl (Dec. 23)Wisconsin vs. Georgia SouthernIndependence Bowl (Dec. 23)BYU vs. UConnHawaii Bowl (Dec. 24)San Jose State vs. UABQuick Lane Bowl (Dec. 26)Michigan State vs. BuffaloFirst Responder Bowl (Dec. 27)Memphis vs. KansasBirmingham Bowl (Dec. 27)Missouri vs. LouisianaCamellia Bowl (Dec. 27)Ohio vs. TroyGuaranteed Rate Bowl (Dec. 27)Iowa vs. Oklahoma StateMilitary Bowl (Dec. 28)Miami vs. TulaneLiberty Bowl (Dec. 28)Oklahoma vs. South CarolinaHoliday Bowl (Dec. 28)Wake Forest vs. WashingtonTexas Bowl (Dec. 28)Texas vs. ArkansasPinstripe Bowl (Dec. 29)NC State vs. MinnesotaCheez-It Bowl (Dec. 29)Notre Dame vs. BaylorAlamo Bowl (Dec. 29)Kansas State vs. UCLADuke’s Mayo Bowl (Dec. 30)Louisville vs. MarylandSun Bowl (Dec. 30)Oregon State vs. PittGator Bowl (Dec. 30)Duke vs. KentuckyArizona Bowl (Dec. 30)Wyoming vs. Eastern MichiganMusic City Bowl (Dec. 31)Purdue vs. FloridaReliaQuest Bowl (Jan. 2)Florida State vs. Mississippi StateCitrus Bowl (Jan. 2)Illinois vs. LSU