The Ducks were already in the clubhouse with the Rose Bowl bid locked up by virtue of winning the Pac-12 title. According to the AP Poll, the Ducks finished the conference championship slate at the seventh spot. Who are their opponents?
The final playoff rankings came out this afternoon and the top four are as follows:
2. Ohio State
LSU jumped Ohio State after the Buckeyes struggled against Wisconsin in the Big Ten title game and LSU dominated Georgia in the SEC championship. Clemson stayed at three after largely running away from Virginia last night. Oklahoma jumps up to four after winning the Big 12 and the previous fourth ranked team Georgia losing to LSU. Utah losing allowed the Sooners to basically win and in their way into the playoff.
The Ducks ended up in sixth place in the final rankings and will take on the Wisconsin Badgers in the Rose Bowl.
The 106th Rose Bowl Game will be a rematch of the 2012 Granddaddy of Them All, No. 6 Oregon vs. No. 8 Wisconsin. pic.twitter.com/OHz1yR6NI4— Rose Bowl Game (@rosebowlgame) December 8, 2019
The Badgers finished with a 10-3 record and maintained their ranking at 8 after falling to the aforementioned Buckeyes in the Big Ten title game. They have one of the better defenses in the nation so it will be firm test for the Ducks offense.
Wisconsin last played the Ducks in the 2012 edition of the Rose Bowl in which Oregon prevailed 45-38 thriller that went to the last seconds and featured a helmet punch to an unfortunate area of a Wisconsin player and a leaping Chip Kelly.
The Rose Bowl will be broadcast on ABC at 5 PM EST / 2 PM PT on New Year’s Day.
Stay tuned for more Rose Bowl content, folks!
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Other notable bowl games:
Georgia vs Baylor (Sugar)
Florida vs Virginia (Orange)
Penn State vs Memphis (Cotton)
Alabama vs Michigan (Citrus)