Stanford is headed back to the Rose Bowl for its 100th edition after topping Arizona State in the Pac-12 title game on Saturday. With the victory Stanford caps another strong 11-win season, despite losses to Utah and USC.
Stanford heads to Pasadena for the third time in the BCS era, where they’ve split their appearances — winning last season’s meeting with Wisconsin and losing to the Badgers in 2000.
Stanford can expect to see the Big 10 champion or a Big 10 replacement team if that team is still BCS eligible. As of the end of the Pac-12 title game, Michigan State and Ohio State were locked in a battle for the title.