The Washington Times - November 20, 2011, 07:47AM

The list of bowl eligible teams is up to 65, just five shy of filling the bowl system’s 70-team quota.

Considering only five of the 18 teams that have yet to fall into the eligible or ineligible categories need to get to six (or, in a few cases, seven) wins, it’s looking like the bowl-pocalypse will have to wait another year.

SEE RELATED:


(EDIT, 5:05 p.m.: Miami has removed itself from bowl consideration, reducing to 64 the number of eligible and available teams.)

ELIGIBLE (64, up 12 from last week)

Alabama, Arizona State, Arkansas, Arkansas State, Auburn, Ball State, Baylor, Boise State, Brigham Young, California

Cincinnati, Clemson, Florida International, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Houston, Illinois, Iowa

Iowa State, Kansas State, UL Lafayette, Louisiana State, Louisiana Tech, Louisville, Michigan, Michigan State, Missouri, Nebraska

Nevada, North Carolina, Northern Illinois, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Ohio, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oregon

Penn State, Rutgers, San Diego State, South Carolina, Southern Mississippi, Stanford, Southern Methodist, Temple, Texas, Texas A&M

Texas Christian, Toledo, Tulsa, UCLA, Utah, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, Washington, West Virginia

Wisconsin, Western Kentucky, Western Michigan, Wyoming

INELIGIBLE (37, up nine from last week)

Akron, Arizona, Army, Boston College, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Central Florida, Central Michigan, Colorado, Colorado State

Duke, Florida Atlantic, Fresno State, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, UL Monroe, Maryland, Memphis

Miami (Ohio), Middle Tennessee, Minnesota, Mississippi, Navy, New Mexico, New Mexico State, North Texas, Oregon State, Rice

San Jose State, Southern California, Troy, Tulane, UAB, UNLV, Washington State

REMOVED FROM CONSIDERATION ON OWN (1)

Miami

REMAINING (18)

MUST GET SIX WINS

Connecticut (4-6): Rutgers (8-3), at Cincinnati (7-4)
East Carolina (5-6): at Marshall (5-6)
Kent State (5-6): at Temple (7-4)
Marshall (5-6): East Carolina (5-6)
Mississippi State (5-6): Mississippi (2-9)
Pittsburgh (5-5): at West Virginia (7-3), Syracuse (5-5)
Purdue (5-6): at Indiana (1-10)
South Florida (5-5): Louisville (6-5), West Virginia (7-3)
Syracuse (5-5): Cincinnati (7-3), at Pittsburgh (5-5)
Tennessee (5-6): at Kentucky (4-7)
Texas-El Paso (5-6): at Central Florida (4-7)
Texas Tech (5-6): at Baylor (7-3)
Utah State (5-5): Nevada (6-4), at New Mexico State (4-7)
Vanderbilt (5-6): at Wake Forest (6-5)

MUST GET SEVEN WINS

Air Force (6-5): at Colorado State (3-7)
Eastern Michigan (6-5): at Northern Illinois (8-3)
Hawaii (5-6): Tulane (2-10), Brigham Young (8-3)
N.C. State (6-5): Maryland (2-9)

Patrick Stevens