As had been expected, the Huskies will have to wait until Sunday to get their official bowl invite.
All signs continue to point to the Las Vegas Bowl for UW.
Doug Kelly, a spokesman for the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl — which picks after the Vegas — said as much to the Times earlier today.
“The rumors we’ve heard is Vegas wants the Huskies,” he said. “We would have liked to have entertained the idea of Washington, as well, but they pick ahead of us. We just have to wait and see what happens (Sunday).” He said his bowl was working as if it has Arizona and Arizona State from which to choose.
There had been some thought that bowl announcements might come today if Boise State had lost to Nevada and was then released from possible BCS consideration — the Broncos were 20th in the latest rankings, and if they are 16th or higher would be eligible for a spot.
It seemed unlikely entering the day that Boise State could move high enough, as was explained well here.
But a lot of what the Broncos needed to happen to move up has happened (or is on its way to happening). So it’s still not out of the realm that Boise State sneaks into the BCS and plays its way out of the Las Vegas Bowl.
If that happens, then the MWC representative in the Vegas Bowl will be Fresno State, which finished in a three-way tie for the MWC title this year with Boise State and San Diego State, all at 7-1. Fresno State was 9-3 overall, with one of its losses a 42-25 defeat at Oregon.
So for now, the best bet is still UW-Boise State in the Vegas Bowl. But everyone will have to wait another 22 hours or so (the BCS announcements aren’t made until 5:30 p.m.) for it to become official.