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.
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:
—- Patrick Stevens