The Washington Times - November 1, 2009, 12:36AM

The march to bowl eligibility isn’t as simple as getting six victories.

For some who go to Hawaii and schedule a 13th game (like Boise State and Navy), that means getting a seventh win.

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And for the seven teams that scheduled a pair of Division I-AA opponents – Duke, Kansas State, Mississippi, North Carolina, N.C. State, Rutgers and South Florida – that means getting a seventh victory.

(In the case of Duke, the Blue Devils need seven because one of their I-AA victories doesn’t count, since N.C. Central is still transitioning up a level).

For the sake of simplicity, the weekly count simply zeroes in on .500+ teams.

And that total is at 75, down one from a week ago.

There are 68 bowl slots, which means the bowl-pocalypse is far from an impossibility.

For now, though, the 34 postseason games are almost halfway to the allotment of teams needed to fill up all the available spots:

ELIGIBLE (31)

Alabama
Auburn
Boise State
Boston College
Brigham Young
California
Central Michigan
Cincinnati
Florida
Georgia Tech
Houston
Idaho
Iowa
Louisiana State
Miami (Fla.)
Ohio
Ohio State
Oklahoma State
Oregon
Penn State
Pittsburgh
South Carolina
Southern California
Temple
Texas
Texas Christian
Texas Tech
Troy
Utah
West Virginia
Wisconsin

INELIGIBLE (9)

Akron
Ball State
Eastern Michigan
Miami (Ohio)
New Mexico
Rice
Vanderbilt
Washington State
Western Kentucky

UNDETERMINED (80)

Patrick Stevens