Arizona safety Jourdon Grandon (26) breaks up a pass intended for Washington State wide receiver Isiah Myers (88) during the second quarter of the Washington State vs. Arizona college football game on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at Arizona Stadium in Tucson, Ariz. Washington State held off a late-game charge from Arizona for a 24-17 win. Photo by Mike Christy / Arizona Daily Star

Mike Christy / Arizona Daily Star

When the Arizona Wildcats beat Cal earlier this month to move to 6-2, it looked like a bowl game was a certainty. 

The UA will still likely go bowling, but it's certainly not a done deal anymore.

After two straight losses, Arizona is 6-4 with games left against Oregon at Arizona State. The Pac-12 could finish with as many as 10 teams eligible for a bowl if the UA finishes at 6-6, the Wildcats could be left out of the bowl picture. 

At the moment, most bowl prognosticators still have the UA included in the postseason picture, but in non Pac-12 affiliated bowls:

• Jerry Palm at CBSsports.com has the Wildcats spending New Years Eve in Shreveport, La., for the Independence Bowl. 

• The latest ESPN bowl projections have Arizona playing on New Years Day in Dallas in the Heart of Dallas Bowl against a Conference USA team. 

In other links this morning:

• In our notebook, we wrote about the issues Arizona is having on third downs on both sides of the ball and five-star cornerback Jalen Tabor, who visited Tucson this week.

• The Wildcats moved down behind Washington State in the latest ESPN Pac-12 power rankings

• The Athlon Sports power rankings still have Arizona a spot ahead of Washington State, despite the loss to the Cougars, which seems curious to us. 

• The Oregonian, in its sneak peek at the UA, doesn't think much of the Wildcats and thinks the Ducks will roll in Tucson next weekend.