Watch Now: Jerry Palm CFP Breakdown (4:01)

CBS Sports will update this page each week through the end of the regular season as an increasing number of teams become bowl eligible and we prepare for both the College Football Playoff and the bowl selection process. For complete bowl game 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 78 teams are needed to fill all of the bowl spots. 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 75 bowl-eligible teams with 6 spots needing to be filled.

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Clemson, Florida State, Louisville, Miami, Pittsburgh, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest



Cincinnati, Memphis, Navy, SMU, Temple, Tulane, UCF

Big 12


Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas

Big Ten


Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin



Charlotte, FAU, FIU, Louisiana Tech, Marshall, Southern Miss, UAB, Western Kentucky



BYU, Notre Dame



Buffalo, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Kent State, Miami-Ohio, Ohio, Toledo, Western Michigan



Air Force, Boise State, Hawaii, Nevada, San Diego State, Utah State, Wyoming



Arizona State, Cal, Oregon, USC, Utah, Washington, Washington State



Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State, Tennessee, Texas A&M

Sun Belt


Appalachian State, Arkansas State, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Louisiana

Total teams:


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.

  • Boston College (989) at Pittsburgh
  • Oregon State (971) at Oregon
  • UL Monroe (967) at Louisiana

If the season ended today, teams below this line have APRs too low to get a bowl bid unless a team above turns one down.

  • Colorado (965) at Utah
  • North Carolina (964) at NC State
  • Troy (961) vs. Appalachian State
  • Liberty (955) vs. New Mexico State
  • Michigan State (948) vs. Maryland

Better luck next year

These 38 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, Ball State, Bowling Green, Coastal Carolina, Colorado State, UConn, East Carolina, Fresno State, Georgia Tech, Houston, Kansas, Maryland, UMass, Mississippi, New Mexico, New Mexico State, Northern Illinois, Northwestern, Old Dominion, Purdue, Rice, Rutgers, San Jose State, South Alabama, South Carolina, South Florida, Stanford, TCU, Texas State, Texas Tech, Tulsa, UNLV, UTSA, UTEP, Vanderbilt, West Virginia

Missouri is not eligible due to NCAA sanctions.