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There are 35 bowls- so 70 slots for bowl eligible teams.
Right now, we have exactly 70 teams bowl eligible as DT stated below
Florida State: 10-2
NC State: 7-5
Georgia Tech: 6-6
North Carolina: 8-4 (not eligible- cheating)
Miami: 7-5 (not eligible- cheating)
Virginia Tech: 6-6
Texas Tech: 7-5
Iowa State: 6-6
Ohio State: 12-0 (not bowl eligible- cheating)
Penn State: 8-4 (not bowl eligible- cheating)
Michigan State: 6-6
East Carolina: 8-4
Notre Dame: 12-0
Kent State: 11-1
Bowling Green: 8-4
Northern Illinois: 11-1
Ball State: 9-3
Central Michigan: 6-6
Boise State: 9-2
Fresno State: 9-3
San Diego State: 9-3
Air Force: 6-6
Oregon State: 8-3
Arizona State: 7-5
South Carolina: 10-2
Mississippi State: 8-4
Ole Miss: 6-6
Arkansas State: 8-3
Middle Tennessee: 8-3
Western Kentucky: 7-5
Utah State: 10-2
Louisiana Tech: 9-3
San Jose St: 10-2
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by Ashley Hodge 17 months ago
so there only 62 teams bowl eligible right now. And another 9 that would all have to win to become bowl eligible.
Chances are strong, there will be some 5 win teams in bowls this year. Here's the criteria for selecting those.
Football Bowl Association's executive director counts 56 eligible teams so far for 70 slots. NCAA has contingency plans if needed so all 35 games are played.
Need to just get rid of some of these meaningless bowls.
Well let's not do it this year.
UTSA is not bowl eligible because this is their first year of Div 1 football and is not eligible till 2014 (2 yr waiting period)
Bowls for the the Big XII shown below. Of course, with 9 eligible teams and fewer than 70 total eligible, the conference will take a slot outside of these games:
#1 Bowl Championship Series. As of 2011, the Big 12 regular season champion receives an automatic berth in a BCS Bowl game, preferentially the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.
#2 The Cotton Bowl Classic receives the second choice of Big 12 teams.
#3 The Alamo Bowl receives the third choice of Big 12 teams.
#4 The Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl receives the fourth choice of Big 12 teams.
#5 The Holiday Bowl receive the fifth choice of Big 12 teams.
#6 The Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas receives the sixth choice of Big 12 teams.
#7 The New Era Pinstripe Bowl receives the seventh choice of Big 12 teams.
#8 The Heart of Dallas Bowl receives the eighth choice of Big 12 teams.
If we beat OSU and TCU loses to OU, do you think there is a shot at the Holiday?
Might have two in BCS
Big 12 9
Big East 4
Conf USA 4
PAC 12 8
SEC 8-9 depending on Ole Miss
Sun Belt 5
WAC 3 if UTSA is not eligible
Mississippi would make 70 if my math is correct. Also Baylor beat 4 bowl teams this year. Talk about tough schedule. SHSU will play in the playoffs (Cal poly first game).
I was at the UTSA game today and I can confirm they are not bowl eligible.
I updated the original post. 70 bowl slots; 70 bowl eligible teams.
With eight Big 12 spots and 9 eligible, could we get left out at 6-6?
IMO, we should get picked over ISU simply because of fan travel.
no- we will definitely go to a bowl. Big12 is going to get two in the BCS so no chance Baylor gets left out. Plus only 70 bowl slots and 70 bowl eligible teams- so no one gets left out this year.
Rice became bowl elegible last night by beating UTEP
I think the only teams left who are on the bubble are UCONN and Pitt. Each with five wins and one to play.
So if they win out then that would make 72 bowl eligible teams right?
Boise State or the MAC champ might be able to trigger an autobid if they can outrank one BCS champ in the BCS (either Big East or hope GT, Wisky, or UCLA pulls the upset in title games) which would squeeze out OU.
We are also at the point that Baylor might not be the one squeezed out (even at 6-6). Baylor will attend Dallas or Houston for a bowl game at a higher clip than Iowa St or WVU.
The independence bowl in shreveport is also an option but despite proximity I REALLY don't want to run into a likely trap game against La Tech.
I do not want to play La Tech either in Shreveport. We just do not defend the pass well enough.
Their D is worse than ours and we'd win but we really don't want a risk.
I agree. Making a bowl used to really mean something, now some of them are the equivalent of a participants ribbon.
I am 100% okay with receiving a participation ribbon if it means it gives our defense an extra two weeks of practice.
I feel like we need to go to a bowl every year at this stage in our development. More bowls = more chances for us to do so, even if they are not great bowls. I would enjoy a trip to San Diego but I doubt Baylor fans would show up in great numbers there. I think our best chance for a good crowd is an in-state game.
Would definitely set a record for highest over/under ever set for a bowl game.
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