Providing this week’s update on major-college football teams that are eligible or ineligible for a bowl game or on the cusp of either.
Remember, 70 eligible teams are needed to fill in all the bowl slots. Put another way, 51 ineligible teams would leave a shortage of available teams.
ELIGIBLE (32, up eight from last week)
Alabama, Arizona State, Arkansas, Arkansas State, Auburn, Boise State, Brigham Young, Cincinnati, Clemson, Georgia
Georgia Tech, Houston, Illinois, Kansas State, UL Lafayette, Louisiana State, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, North Carolina
Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Penn State, South Carolina, Southern Mississippi, Stanford, Texas Christian, Virginia Tech, Washington
West Virginia, Wisconsin
ELIGIBLE WITH A WIN (21, up two from last week)
Ball State, Florida International, Florida State, Iowa, Nevada, Northern Illinois, Notre Dame, Ohio, Ohio State, Rutgers, Southern Methodist
Syracuse, Temple, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Toledo, Tulsa, Virginia, Wake Forest, Western Michigan
INELIGIBLE (11, up six from last week)
Akron, Buffalo, Colorado, Florida Atlantic, Idaho, Indiana, Memphis, New Mexico, Southern California, Tulane, UAB
INELIGIBLE WITH A LOSS (13, up three from last week)
Arizona, Boston College, Central Michigan, Kansas, Kent State, UL Monroe, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Navy
North Texas, Oregon State, Rice
—- Patrick Stevens