"We really look at the rankings and the process, so we totally understand why Stanford has the opportunity; they certainly earned it," Fiesta Bowl chairman Duane Woods said Sunday after the announcement. "But we're very happy with our selection."
"For each of our bowls, we have a whole different crowd coming in," he said. "People really do see this as a destination bowl for them. They come out for the week, they enjoy the weather, all the other things."