It’s increasingly looking like the bowl-pocalypse will have to wait another year.
There are now 53 teams eligible for the postseason; 21 more need just one victory. And there’s 70 slots. The math isn’t particularly hard.
Anyway, here’s this week’s update:
(EDIT, 4:20 p.m.: Was brought to my attention that Air Force is 5-5 with a pair of wins over lower-division teams. As a result, it is ineligible with a loss rather than eligible with a win heading into next week. It’s been corrected below).
ELIGIBLE (53, up nine from last week)
Alabama, Arizona State, Arkansas, Arkansas State, Auburn, Ball State, Baylor, Boise State, Brigham Young, California
Cincinnati, Clemson, Florida International, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Houston, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas State
UL Lafayette, Louisiana State, Louisiana Tech, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, Northern Illinois, 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 Christian, Toledo, Tulsa, Utah, Virginia, Virginia Tech
Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
ELIGIBLE WITH A WIN (21, down one from last week)
Eastern Michigan, Florida, Iowa State, Louisville, Miami, Missouri, Mississippi State, Northwestern, Pittsburgh, Purdue
South Florida, Syracuse, Texas A&M, Texas-El Paso, Texas Tech, UCLA, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, Western Kentucky, Western Michigan, Wyoming
INELIGIBLE (28, up eight from last week)
Akron, Arizona, Army, Boston College, Buffalo, Central Michigan, Colorado, Duke, Florida Atlantic, Fresno State
Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, UL Monroe, Maryland, Memphis, Middle Tennessee, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Mexico
Oregon State, Rice, San Jose State, Southern California, Troy, Tulane, UAB, UNLV
INELIGIBLE WITH A LOSS (15, up two from last week)
Air Force, Bowling Green, Central Florida, Colorado State, East Carolina, Kent State, Kentucky, Marshall, Miami (Ohio), Navy, New Mexico State, N.C. State
North Texas, Tennessee, Washington State
Connecticut (4-5), Hawaii (5-5), Utah State (4-5)
—- Patrick Stevens