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Bracketology/Bowls Expert

2013 Bowl Eligible Teams

The following is a list of teams that are bowl eligible through games of December 7th. 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.


Number of eligible teams: 79. The bowls are overflowing.

Teams that have accepted bids have the bowl indicated. Teams not projected to go to a bowl: Central Michigan, Florida Atlantic, San Jose State, South Alabama, Texas State, Toledo, Troy, UL Monroe, Western Kentucky


ACC (8)

Boston College (7-5) - Independence

Clemson (10-2) - Orange

Duke (10-3) - Chick-Fil-A

Florida State (13-0) - BCS Championship

Georgia Tech (7-5) - Music City

Maryland (7-5) - Military

Miami-Florida (9-3) - Russell Athletic

North Carolina (6-6) - Belk

Pittsburgh (6-6) - Little Caeser's (Big Ten spot)

Syracuse (6-6) - Texas (Big 12 spot)

Virginia Tech (8-4) - Sun

American (6)

Cincinnati (9-3) - Belk

Houston (8-4) - BBVA Compass

Louisville (11-1) - Russell Athletic

Rutgers (6-6) - Pinstripe

UCF (11-1) - Fiesta

Big 12 (7)

Baylor (11-1) - Fiesta

Kansas State (7-5) - Buffalo Wild Wings

Oklahoma (10-2) - Sugar

Oklahoma State (10-2) - Cotton

Texas (8-4) - Alamo

Texas Tech (7-5) - Holiday

Big Ten (8)

Iowa (8-4) - Outback

Michigan (7-5) - Buffalo Wild Wings

Michigan State (12-1) - Rose

Minnesota (8-4) - Texas

Nebraska (8-4) - Gator

Ohio State (12-1) - Orange

Wisconsin (9-3) - Capital One

Conference USA (6)

East Carolina (9-3) - Beef O'Brady's

Florida Atlantic (6-6)

Marshall (9-4) - Military

Middle Tennessee State (8-4) - Armed Forces (Mountain West spot)

North Texas (8-4) - Heart of Dallas

Rice (10-3) - Liberty

Tulane (7-5) - New Orleans

Independent (3)

BYU (8-4) - Fight Hunger

Navy (7-4) - Armed Forces

Notre Dame (8-4) - Pinstripe (Big 12 spot)

MAC (3)

Ball State (10-2) - GoDaddy.com

Bowling Green (10-3) - Little Caeser's

Buffalo (8-4) - Famous Idaho Potato

Central Michigan (6-6)

Northern Illinois (12-1) - Poinsettia (Army's spot)

Ohio (7-5) - Beef O'Brady's (American spot)

Toledo (7-5)

Mountain West (6)

Boise State (8-4) - Hawaii

Colorado State (7-6) - New Mexico

Fresno State (11-1) - Las Vegas

San Diego State (7-5) - Famous Idaho Potato

San Jose State (6-6)

UNLV (7-5) - Heart of Dallas (Big Ten spot)

Utah State (8-5) - Poinsettia

Pac-12 (7)

Arizona (7-5) - Independence (SEC spot)

Arizona State (10-3) - Holiday

Oregon (10-2) - Alamo

Oregon State (6-6) - Hawaii (Conference USA spot)

Stanford (11-2) - Rose

UCLA (9-3) - Sun

USC (9-4) - Las Vegas

Washington (8-4) - Fight Hunger

Washington State (6-6) - New Mexico

SEC (10)

Alabama (11-1) - Sugar

Auburn (12-1) - BCS Championship

Georgia (8-4) - Gator

LSU (9-3) - Outback

Mississippi (7-5) - Music City

Mississippi State (6-6) - Liberty

Missouri (11-2) - Cotton

South Carolina (10-2) - Capital One

Texas A&M (8-4) - Chick-Fil-A

Vanderbilt (8-4) - BBVA Compass

Sun Belt (2)

Arkansas State (7-5) - GoDaddy.com

South Alabama (6-6)

Texas State (6-6)

Troy (6-6)

UL Lafayette (8-4) - New Orleans

UL Monroe (6-6)

Western Kentucky (8-4)

Teams that need one more win (0)

Eliminated (43)

Air Force (2-10)

Akron (5-7)

Arkansas (3-9)

Army (3-8)

California (1-11)

Colorado (4-8)

Connecticut (3-9)

Eastern Michigan (2-10)

Florida (4-8)

Florida International (1-11)

Hawaii (1-11)

Idaho (1-11)

Illinois (4-8)

Indiana (5-7)

Iowa State (3-9)

Kansas (3-9)

Kent State (4-8)

Kentucky (2-10)

Louisiana Tech (4-8)

Massachusetts (1-11)

Memphis (3-9)

Miami-Ohio (0-12)

Nevada (4-8)

New Mexico (3-9)

New Mexico State (2-10)

North Carolina State (3-9)

Northwestern (5-7)

Purdue (1-11)

SMU (5-7)

South Florida (2-10)

Southern Miss (1-11)

TCU (4-8)

Temple (2-10)

Tennessee (5-7)

Tulsa (3-9)

UAB (2-10)

Utah (5-7)

UTEP (2-10)

Virginia (2-10)

Wake Forest (4-8)

West Virginia (4-8)

Western Michigan (1-11)

Wyoming (5-7)

Note: Penn State is not eligible due to NCAA sanctions. Georgia State and Texas-San Antonio, which are still completing their transition to FBS, are also not eligible for the postseason.

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