• Bowl Eligible Watch - 11/6

    From The NOTBCS Guy@21:1/5 to All on Sun Nov 6 07:39:51 2022
    With three weeks to go in most teams' regular seasons, 54 of the 80 bowl spots are accounted for - 51 teams are bowl eligible (assuming Long Island and Wagner have given out enough scholarships in the past two years for wins against them to count -they
    are in the NEC, which limits how many athletic scholarships each team can give out, but the NCAA has said in the past that non-athletic scholarships can count in this case), and three pairs of 5-win teams will play each other:
    Iowa - Wisconsin (11/12)
    Rice - Western Kentucky (11/12)
    Marshall - Georgia Southern (11/19)

    In addition, besides the Iowa/Wisconsin and Rice/WKU winners, 18 teams can become bowl eligibile with a win this week:
    Arkansas (LSU)
    Ball State (Toledo (Tue))
    Bowling Green (Kent State (Wed))
    Buffalo (Central Michigan (Wed))
    Connecticut (Liberty)
    Eastern Michigan (Akron (Tue))
    Florida (South Carolina)
    Fresno State (UNLV (Fri))
    Georgia Southern (Louisiana (Thu))
    Houston (Temple)
    Marshall (Appalachian State)
    Oklahoma (West Virginia)
    Pittsburgh (Virginia)
    Purdue (Illinois)
    San Diego State (San Jose State)
    SMU (South Florida)
    Southern Mississippi (Coastal Carolina)
    Washington State (Arizona State)
    also, BYU has 5 wins, but it has a bye this week

    "What about Appalachian State?" While it has 5 wins, two are against FCS schools, and each team can count only one FCS win per season; Appalachian State has to finish 7-5 or better to be bowl eligible automatically.

    "What about James Madison?" It is in the first year of its FCS-to-FBS transition, so it cannot be bowl eligible without an NCAA waiver.

    Speaking of which, 7 other teams are on the "cannot be bowl eligible" list: Akron
    South Florida

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