CBS Sports will update this page each week through the remainder of the regular season as an increasing number of teams become bowl eligible ahead of the College Football Playoff and the bowl selection process. For a complete set of college football bowl projections, check out Jerry Palm's dedicated page.
In order for an FBS team to officially become bowl-eligible, it needs at least six wins with a minimum winning percentage of .500. A total of 82 teams are needed to fill all 41 bowl games. Teams can only count one win against an FCS opponent toward the total number of wins needed for bowl eligibility.
Following the Week 13 games, there are officially 83 bowl-eligible teams. That is one more than is needed.
Stick with us here at CBS Sports for weekly bowl projections, College Football Rankings predictions and full coverage of the lead up to the 2021-22 bowl season.
2021-22 bowl-eligible teams
Cincinnati, East Carolina, Houston, Memphis, SMU, Tulsa, UCF
Boston College, Clemson, Louisville, Miami, NC State, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest
Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, West Virginia
Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue, Wisconsin
Marshall, Middle Tennessee State, North Texas, Old Dominion, UAB, UTEP, UTSA, Western Kentucky
Army. BYU, Liberty, Notre Dame
Ball State, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Kent State, Miami-Ohio, Northern Illinois, Toledo, Western Michigan
Air Force, Boise State, Fresno State, Nevada, San Diego State, Utah State, Wyoming
Arizona State, Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA, Utah, Washington State
Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State, Missouri, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M
Appalachian State, Coastal Carolina, Georgia State, Louisiana
One win away
Teams below are listed in APR order (shown in parenthesis). Next upcoming opponent is listed for each team. The tiebreaker is APR from the previous year.
Better luck next year
These 47 teams are no longer able to become bowl eligible due to their win totals and the number of games remaining in their schedules: Akron, Arizona, Arkansas State, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Cal, Charlotte, Colorado, Colorado State, Duke, FAU, FIU, Florida St, Georgia Southern, Georgia Tech, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana Tech, Navy, Nebraska, New Mexico, New Mexico State, Northwestern, Ohio, Rice, Rutgers, San Jose State, South Alabama, South Florida, Southern Miss, Stanford, Syracuse, TCU, Temple, Texas, Texas State, Troy, Tulane, UConn, UL Monroe, UMass, UNLV, USC, Vanderbilt, Washington