Bracketology/Bowls Expert

Bowl eligible teams

The following is a list of teams currently bowl-eligible. They are listed by conference, and the number next to the conference is the number of bowl contracts for that league. There are 35 bowls, so 70 teams are needed to fill them. If there aren't enough eligible teams, there are conditions under which teams that are not eligible could be selected to play in a bowl.

Total number of eligible teams: 71

ACC (8)

Clemson (10-2)

Duke (6-6)

Florida State (10-2)

Georgia Tech (6-6) -- NCAA says they're eligible win or lose.

NC State (7-5)

Virginia Tech (6-6)

Big 12 (8)

Baylor (6-5)

Iowa State (6-6)

Kansas State (10-1)

Oklahoma (8-2)

Oklahoma State (7-3)

TCU (7-4)

Texas (8-3)

Texas Tech (7-5)

West Virginia (6-5)

Big East (6)

Cincinnati (8-3)

Louisville (9-2)

Rutgers (9-2)

Syracuse (7-5)

Big Ten (8)

Michigan (8-4)

Michigan State (6-6)

Minnesota (6-6)

Nebraska (10-2)

Northwestern (9-3)

Purdue (6-6)

Wisconsin (7-5)

C-USA (5)

East Carolina (8-4)

Rice (6-6)

SMU (6-6)

Tulsa (9-3)

UCF (7-3)

Independents (3)

BYU (7-5)

Navy (7-4)

Notre Dame (12-0) -- ND has no bowl contract this season

MAC (3)

Ball State (9-3)

Bowling Green (8-4)

Central Michigan (6-6)

Kent State (11-1)

Northern Illinois (11-1)

Ohio (8-4)

Toledo (9-3)

Mountain West (5)

Air Force (6-6)

Boise State (9-2)

Fresno State (9-3)

Nevada (7-4)

San Diego State (9-3)

Pac-12 (7)

Arizona (7-5)

Arizona State (7-5)

Oregon (11-1)

Oregon State (8-3)

Stanford (10-2)

UCLA (9-3)

USC (7-5)

Washington (7-5)

SEC (10)

Alabama (11-1)

Florida (11-1)

Georgia (11-1)

LSU (10-2)

Mississippi (6-6)

Mississippi State (8-4)

South Carolina (10-2)

Texas A&M (10-2)

Vanderbilt (8-4)

Sun Belt (2)

Arkansas State (8-3)

Middle Tennessee (8-3)

UL Lafayette (7-4)

UL Monroe (8-4)

Western Kentucky (7-5)

WAC (1)

Louisiana Tech (9-3)

San Jose St (10-2)

Utah State (10-2)

Teams that need one more win (2)

Connecticut (5-6)

Pittsburgh (5-6)

Eliminated (45)

Boston College (2-10)

Maryland (4-8)

Virginia (4-8)

Wake Forest (5-7)

Kansas (1-10)

Temple (4-7)

USF (3-8)

Illinois (2-10)

Indiana (4-8)

Iowa (4-8)

Houston (5-7)

Marshall (5-7)

Memphis (4-8)

Southern Miss (0-12)

Tulane (2-10)

UAB (2-9)

UTEP (3-8)

Army (2-9)

Akron (1-11)

Buffalo (3-9)

Eastern Michigan (2-10)

Miami-OH (4-8)

Massachusetts (1-11)

Western Michigan (4-8)

Colorado State (4-8)

Hawaii (2-9)

New Mexico (4-9)

UNLV (2-11)

Wyoming (4-8)

Cal (3-9)

Colorado (1-11)

Utah (5-7)

Washington State (3-9)

Arkansas (4-8)

Auburn (3-9)

Kentucky (2-10)

Missouri (5-7)

Tennessee (5-7)

Florida Atlantic (3-8)

Florida International (3-9)

South Alabama (2-10)

North Texas (4-8)

Troy (5-7)

Idaho (1-11)

New Mexico State (1-10)

Texas State (3-8)

NOTE: North Carolina, Ohio State and Penn State are not eligible due to NCAA sanctions. Texas-San Antonio is not eligible due to not playing a I-A qualified schedule. Miami withdrew form postseason eligibility in anticipation of NCAA sanctions.

 
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