With just one weekend left of regular season football left in college the University of Arizona finds itself in a familiar place, well kind of. They find themselves battling for a spot I The Final Four. This time it's football and not basketball. They are just one win away from at least being in the conversation for a spot in the first ever College Football Playoffs.
The Wildcats play #2 Oregon this Friday for the PAC 12 Tittle. As if the game isn't big enough already it as major implications for both Arizona and Oregon. If Oregon wins they clinch a spot in the playoffs. If Arizona wins it's not certain that they get in, but they will have a pretty good argument. Of all the schools on the bubble Arizona has the two best wins. It will be hard for the committee to turn away a team that beat Oregon twice in the same season.
Arizona, under second year head coach Rich Rodriguez has won games they are supposed to win. Their two losses come from teams ranked in the Top 25. They blew out a very good Utah team and took care of in state rival Arizona State. It will be hard for Arizona to get into the College Football Playoff with two losses but with a convincing win over Oregon it should convince the committee to lean in favor of the Wildcats.