The Washington Times - November 6, 2011, 08:32AM

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