Sunday, October 30, 2016

Week 10 of college football season sees 17 teams become bowl eligible.

Bowl Eligibility Watch 

Week 9 saw seventeen schools get their sixth win of the 2016 season. That was the largest number to become bowl eligible this season.



The Big Ten and Conference USA each saw three teams become bowl eligible. In the B1G, Minnesota, Penn State, and Wisconsin all joined previously eligible Michigan, Nebraska, and Ohio State. Meanwhile, C-USA saw Middle Tennessee, Louisiana Tech, and Western Kentucky become its first teams to become bowl eligible.

Thirty-seven teams are bowl eligible as on Saturday.

Here is the weekly rundown of bowl eligible teams, along with those which are one or two games away. Teams that became bowl eligible in Week 10 are marked by an "*".

Power Five Conferences


ACC 


Bowl Eligible

Clemson (8-0)
Louisville (7-1)
North Carolina (6-2)
*Virginia Tech (6-2)

On the Brink

Florida State (5-3) Week 10 @North Carolina State (11/5)
Georgia Tech (5-3) Week 10 @North Carolina (11/5)
Pitt (5-3) Week 10: @Miami
Wake Forest (5-3) Week 10 Vs. Virginia (11/5)

Two Games Away 

Boston College (4-4) Week 10 vs. Louisville (11/5)
Miami (4-4) Week 10: vs. Pitt (11/5)
North Carolina St. (4-4) Week 10: vs. Florida St. (11/5)
Syracuse (4-4) Week 10 @Clemson (11/5)

Big 12


Bowl Eligible

Baylor (6-1)
*Oklahoma (6-2)
*Oklahoma State: (6-2)
West Virginia (6-1)

On the Brink

Kansas State 5-3) Week 10 vs. Oklahoma St. (11/5)

Two Games Away

TCU (4-4)
Texas (4-4)
Texas Tech (4-4)

Big Ten


Bowl Eligible 

Michigan (8-0)
Nebraska (7-1)
Ohio State (7-1)
*Minnesota (6-2)
*Penn State (6-2)
*Wisconsin (6-2)

On the Brink

Maryland (5-3) Week 10 @Michigan (11/5)
Iowa (5-3) Week 10: @Penn St.

Two Games Away

Indiana (4-4)
Northwestern (4-4)

Pac-12


Bowl Eligible

Washington (8-0)
Utah (7-2)
Colorado (6-2)
*Washington State (6-2)

On the Brink

Stanford (5-3) Week 10 vs. Oregon State (11/5)
USC (5-3) Week 10 vs. Oregon (11/5)
Arizona State (5-4) Week 10 Bye. Week 11 vs. Utah (11/8)

One Game Away

Cal (4-4)

SEC


Bowl Eligible

Alabama (8-0)
Texas A&M (7-1)
*Florida (6-1)
*Auburn (6-2)

On the Brink

LSU (5-2) Week 10 vs. Alabama (11/5)
Arkansas (5-3) Week 10 vs. Florida (11/5)
Kentucky (5-3) Week 10 vs. Georgia (11/5)
Tennessee (5-3) Week 10 vs. Tennessee Tech

Two Games Away

Georgia (4-4)
South Carolina (4-4)
Vanderbilt (4-4)

Group of Five Conferences


American Athletic Conference


Bowl Eligible

Houston (7-2)
South Florida (7-2)
*Tulsa (6-2)
*Temple (6-3)

On the Brink

Navy (5-2) Week 10 @Notre Dame (11/5)
Memphis (5-3)

Two Games Away

Central Florida (4-4)
Cincinnati (4-4)
SMU (4-4)

Conference USA


Bowl Eligible 

*Middle Tennessee (6-2)
*Louisiana Tech (6-3)
*Western Kentucky (6-3)

On the Brink

Old Dominion (5-3) Week 10 vs. Marshall (11/5)
Southern Miss (5-3) Week 10 vs. Charlotte (11/5)

Two Games Away

North Texas (4-4)
UTEP (4-4)

MAC


Bowl Eligible

Western Michigan (8-0)
Toledo (6-2)
*Ohio (6-3)

On the Brink

Akron (5-4) Week 10 bye. Week 11 vs. Bowling Green (11/9)
Central Michigan (5-4) Week 10 @Miami (Oh) (11/4)
Easter Michigan (5-4) Week 10 bye. Week 11 @Ball State (11/8)

Two Games Away

Ball State (4-4)

Mountain West


Bowl Eligible

Boise State (7-1)
San Diego State (7-1)
*Wyoming (6-2)

On the Brink

Air Force (5-3) Week 10 @Army (11/5)
New Mexico (5-3) Week 10 vs. Nevada (11/5)

Two Games Away

Colorado State (4-4)
Hawai'i (4-5)

Sun Belt


Bowl Eligible

Troy (6-1)
*Appalachian State (6-2)

Two Games Away

Georgia Southern (4-4)
Idaho (4-4)

Independents 


On the Brink

Army (5-3) Week 10 vs Air Force (11/5)

Two Games Away

BYU (4-4)






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