Sunday, October 16, 2016

Bowl Eligibility Watch - Week 7: Ohio St., Houston, and five more teams become bowl eligible.

Seven more teams became bowl eligible in Week 7 of the 2016 college football season. Baylor, Boise State, Houston, Nebraska, Ohio State, South Florida and Utah guaranteed themselves a bowl invitation by getting to six wins.



The seven teams join Alabama, Clemson, Michigan, Texas A&M, Washington, and Western Michigan, which became bowl eligible last week.

Eighteen teams have at least five wins. Thirteen have a chance for become bowl eligible in Week 8 with their sixth win. Two of those teams, Central Michigan and Toledo, face each other on Oct. 22. The other five teams have byes, and will have to wait for Week 9 for a chance for bowl eligibility.

Here's the rundown of which teams are bowl eligible, and which teams are a game or two away. The "On the Brink" teams have their next scheduled games listed as well.

Power Five Conferences 

ACC

Bowl Eligible 

Clemson (7-0)

On the Brink

Louisville (5-1) (Week 8: vs. NC State 10/22)
Florida State (5-2) (Week 8: Bye, Week 9: vs. Clemson 10/29)
Wake Forest (5-2) (Week 8: Bye, Week 9: vs. Army 10/29)
North Carolina (5-2) (Week 8: @ Virginia (10/22)
Pitt (5-2) (Week 8: Bye, Week 9: vs. Virginia Tech 10/27)

Two Games Away 

NC State (4-2)
Virginia Tech (4-2)
Miami (4-2)
Georgia Tech (4-3)

Big 12

Bowl Eligible

Baylor (6-0)

On the Brink

West Virginia (5-0) (Week 8: vs. TCU 10/22)

Two Games Away

Oklahoma (4-2)
Oklahoma State (4-2)
TCU (4-2)

Big Ten

Bowl Eligible

Michigan (6-0)
Ohio State (6-0)
Nebraska (6-0)

On the Brink

Iowa (5-2) (Week 8: vs. Wisconsin 10/22)

Two Games Away

Penn State (4-2)
Maryland (4-2)
Minnesota (4-2)
Wisconsin (4-2)

Pac-12

Bowl Eligible

Washington (6-0)
Utah (6-1)

On the Brink

Colorado (5-2) (Week 8: @Stanford 10/22)
Arizona State (5-2) (Week 8: vs. Washington State 10/22)

Two Games Away

Washington State (4-2)
Stanford (4-2)
USC (4-3)

SEC

Bowl eligible

Alabama (7-0)
Texas A&M (6-0)

On the Brink

Florida (5-1) (Week 8: Off, Week 9: vs Georgia (10/29)
Tennessee (5-2) (Week 8: Off, Week 9: vs. South Carolina 10/29)
Arkansas (5-2) (Week 8: @Auburn 10/22)

Two Games Away

Georgia (4-3)
Auburn (4-2)
LSU (4-2)

Group of Five Conferences


American Athletic


Bowl Eligible 

South Florida (6-1)
Houston (6-1)

On the Brink

Memphis (5-1) (Week 8: @Navy 10/22)

Two Games Away

Temple (4-3)
Navy (4-1)
Tulsa (4-2)

Conference USA

Two Games Away

Old Dominion (4-2)
Middle Tennessee (4-2)
Western Kentucky (4-3)
Louisiana Tech (4-3)
Southern Miss (4-3)

MAC

Bowl Eligible

Western Michigan (7-0)

On the Brink

Toledo (5-1) (Week 8: vs. Central Michigan 10/22)
Central Michigan (5-2) (Week 8: @Toledo 10/22)
Eastern Michigan (5-2) (Week 8: @Western Michigan (10/22)

Two Games Away

Akron (4-3)
Ohio (4-3)
Ball State (4-3)

Mountain West


Bowl Eligible

Boise State (6-0)

On the Brink

San Diego State (5-1) ( Week 8: @San Jose State 10/21)

Two Games Away

Wyoming (4-2)
Air Force (4-2)

Sun Belt

On the Brink

Troy (5-1) (Week 8: @South Alabama (10/20)

Two Games Away

Appalachian State (4-2)
Idaho (4-3)

Independents

Two Games Away 

Army (4-2)
BYU (4-2)

















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