Another dozen teams —- including Virginia —- became bowl eligible this week.
Another nine —- including Boston College and Maryland —- lost and assured themselves of spending the holidays at home.
Nationally, the chances of the bowl system not having enough teams to fill its 70 slots continued to decline. Already 44 teams are eligible, with another 22 needing just one win to earn the right for postseason consideration.
Overall, 51 teams must be ineligible to leave the system without enough teams. Just 20 are out of the picture with roughly a month left in the season.
ELIGIBLE (44, up 12 from last week)
Alabama, Arizona State, Arkansas, Arkansas State, Auburn, Ball State, Boise State, Brigham Young, Cincinnati, Clemson
Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Houston, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas State, UL Lafayette, Louisiana State, Michigan
Michigan State, Nebraska, North Carolina, Northern Illinois, Notre Dame, Ohio, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oregon
Penn State, Rutgers, South Carolina, Southern Mississippi, Stanford, Southern Methodist, Texas, Texas Christian, Tulsa, Virginia
Virginia Tech, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
ELIGIBLE WITH A WIN (22, up one from last week)
Air Force, Baylor, California, Florida, Florida International, Iowa State, Louisiana Tech, Louisville, Miami, Mississippi State
Nevada, San Diego State, Syracuse, Temple, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Toledo, UCLA, Utah, Wake Forest
Western Kentucky, Western Michigan
INELIGIBLE (20, up nine from last week)
Akron, Arizona, Boston College, Buffalo, Central Michigan, Colorado, Florida Atlantic, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas
UL Monroe, Maryland, Memphis, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oregon State, Southern California, Tulane, UAB
INELIGIBLE WITH A LOSS (13, no net change from last week)
Army, Duke, Fresno State, Kent State, Middle Tennessee, Navy, New Mexico State, North Texas, Rice, Troy
San Jose State, UNLV, Washington State
—- Patrick Stevens