They HAVE to take the Pac 12 and Big 10 champ. Nebraska could be 7-6 and win the Big Ten and they'd still go to the Rose. No option. Basically your only chance at the Rose would be for UCLA to beat Stanford this weekend, USC to beat ND, and Oregon win the Pac 12 Championship but go to the NCG, which would allow the Rose Bowl the opportunity to select a replacement. And even then, the SEC Champ would be No. 1, meaning the Sugar would have the first selection to replace and would almost certainly take an SEC team, meaning no Rose.
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