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ESPN’s Bowl Projection For Oregon Heading Into Conference Championship Weekend

A picture of a green Oregon Ducks helmet.

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - JANUARY 09: A helmet for the Oregon Ducks is displayed during a press conference for the Tostitos BCS National Championship Game against the Auburn Tigers at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn on January 9, 2011 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Oregon Ducks, after crushing their in-state rival Oregon State, finished the season with an 8-4 record. Let's take a look at where they could be headed for their bowl game.

Oregon won't be participating in the Pac-12 title game, so the Rose Bowl is off the table. The Ducks are likely out of the running for a New Year's Six bowl as well. But they'll still get a decent bowl game.

Oregon is likely behind Washington, Washington State and Utah in the Pac-12 when it comes to pecking order. They're in the second tier - with Stanford, California and Arizona State.

ESPN's analysts differ on where they think Oregon could wind up playing. Mitch Sherman thinks the Ducks could be headed to Santa Clara to take on Minnesota in the Redbox Bowl - formerly the Foster Farms Bowl.

Kyle Bonagura has a spicier matchup - against Iowa in the San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl.

Oregon lost contests to Stanford, Washington State, Arizona and Utah during the season.

We'll know Oregon's bowl fate come Sunday.