Sunday, October 2, 2016

Bowl Eligibility Watch - Week 5: Seven schools could become bowl eligible next weekend.


Ten college football teams are one win away from being bowl eligible. The bad news for four of those teams, group, they're not getting that win next week.



For Tennessee and Texas A&M, it will be because the two 5-0 SEC programs will face each other in Week 6, and only one can remain undefeated and click their ticket bowl eligibility.  Two other teams, Nebraska and Baylor, have byes for Week 6, and will have to wait for Week 7 for their shot at bowl eligibility.

Tennessee and Texas A&M join six other undefeated schools - Alabama, Clemson, Houston, Michigan, Washington, and Western Michigan with a chance to become bowl eligible in Week 6. So as many as seven of those schools could be on their way to the postseason by late Saturday night/early Sunday morning.

To qualify for SWRT's Bowl Eligibility Watch, a team must have at least three wins. That's half the wins needed to be bowl eligible under NCAA regulations. Sixty-nine teams have at least three wins this season. The number is up from 44 teams with three wins last week.

Power Five conferences 

ACC

Atlantic Division

One game away 

Clemson (5-0) - Week 6 @Boston College Oct. 7

Two games away 

Louisville (4-1)
Wake Forest (4-1)

Three games away

NC State (3-1)
Boston College (3-2)
FSU (3-2)

Costal Division

Two games away 

North Carolina (4-1)
Miami (4-0)

Three games away 

Virginia Tech (3-1)
Georgia Tech (3-2)
Pitt (3-2)

Big Ten

Big Ten East

One game away 

Michigan (5-0) - Week 6 @Rutgers Oct. 8

Two games away

Maryland (4-0)
Ohio State (4-0)

Three games away 

Indiana (3-1)
Penn State (3-2)

Big Ten West

One game away

Nebraska (5-0) - Week 6 bye. Week 7 @Indiana Oct. 15

Two games away

Wisconsin (4-1)

Three games away 

Iowa (3-2)
Minnesota (3-1)

Big 12

One game away

Baylor (5-0) - Week 6 bye. Week 7vs. Kansas Oct. 15

Two games away

West Virginia (4-0)

Three games away 

Texas Tech (3-1)
Oklahoma State (3-2)
TCU (3-2)

Pac-12

Pac-12 North

One game away 

Washington (5-0) - Week 6 @Oregon Oct. 8

Three games away 

Stanford (3-1)
Cal (3-2)

Pac-12 South

Two games away

Colorado (4-1)
Arizona State (4-1)
Utah (4-1)

Three games away

UCLA (3-2)

SEC

SEC East

One game away 

Tennessee (5-0) - Week 6 @Texas A&M Oct. 8

Two games away

Florida (4-1)

Three games away

Georgia (3-2)

SEC West

One game away 

Texas A&M (5-0) - Week 6 vs. Tennessee Oct. 8
Alabama (5-0) - Week 6 @Arkansas Oct. 8

Two games away

Arkansas (4-1)

Three games away

LSU (3-2)
Auburn (3-2)
Ole Miss (3-2)

Group of Five conferences


American Athletic Conference

American Athletic East

Two games away

South Florida (4-1)

Three games away 

Temple (3-2)
Central Florida (3-2)
Cincinnati (3-2)

American Athletic West

One game away 

Houston (5-0) - Week 6 @Navy Oct. 8

Three games away 

Navy (3-1)
Tulane (3-2)
Tulsa (3-1)
Memphis (3-1)

Conference USA

C-USA East

Two games away

Middle Tennessee (4-1)

Three games away

Old Dominion (3-2)
Western Kentucky (3-2)

MAC

MAC East

Three games away from eligibility

Ohio (3-2)
Akron (3-2)

MAC West

One game away

Western Michigan (5-0) - Week 6 @Northern Illinois Oct. 8

Two games away

Eastern Michigan (4-1)

Three games away

Central Michigan (3-2)
Ball State (3-2)
Toledo (3-1)

Mountain West

Mountain West Mountain

Two games away 

Air Force (4-0)
Bosie State (4-0)

Three games away

Wyoming (3-2)

Mountain West West

Three games away

San Diego State (3-1)

Sun Belt Conference

Two games away

Troy (4-1)

Three games away

Georgia Southern (3-1)
Appalachian State (3-2)
South Alabama (3-2)

Independents

Three games away

Army (3-1)










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