Sunday, October 28, 2018

Bowl Eligibility Watch: Alabama, 37 other FBS teams are postseason eligible.

Week Nine of the 2018 college football season is over, which means its time to see which teams are eligible for a spot in the postseason bowl schedule, or the College Football Playoff.

For some teams the upcoming Week 10 will be the make or break game for their hopes of bowl eligibility. Mathematically, these are the teams with only two wins this season, which would need to win their last four games to hit the six-game mark needed to be eligible for postseason play. Unless you're a team like Arkansas, who has already played nine games this season and is 2-7, thus mathematically eliminated for postseason consideration.

Here's the full list below, sorted by conference as to which teams are postseason eligible, and where teams not yet eligible stand in their chances to go to a bowl.

Power Five Conferences 


ACC

Postseason Eligible (6+ wins)

Clemson (8-0)

Virginia (6-2)

Boston College (6-2)

Syracuse (6-2)

Five Wins (Magic Number: 1 Win)

NC State (5-2)

Miami (5-3)

Duke (5-3)

Four Wins (MN: 2)

Virginia Tech (4-3)

Florida State (4-4)

Wake Forest (4-4)

Georgia Tech (4-4)

Two Wins (MN: 4)

Louisville (2-6)

Big 12

Postseason Eligible 

Texas (6-2)

Oklahoma (7-1)

West Virginia (6-1)

Five Wins (MN:1)

Texas Tech (5-3)

Oklahoma State (5-3)

Four Wins (MN:2)

Iowa State (4-3)

Baylor (4-4)

Three Wins (MN: 3)

Kansas (3-5)

Kansas State (3-5)

TCU (3-5)

Big Ten

Postseason Eligible

Michigan (7-1)

Ohio State (7-1)

Penn State (6-2)

Iowa (6-2)

Five Wins (MN: 1)

Northwestern (5-3)

Wisconsin (5-3)

Michigan State (5-3)

Maryland (5-3)

Four Wins (MN: 2)

Purdue (4-4)

Minnesota (4-4)

Indiana (4-5)

Three Wins (MN:3)

Illinois (3-5)

Two Wins (MN: 4)

Nebraska (2-5)

Pac-12

Postseason Eligible 

Washington State (7-1)

Utah (6-2)

Washington (6-3)

Five Wins (MN: 1)

Stanford (5-3)

Oregon (5-3)

Cal (5-3)

Colorado (5-3)

Four Wins (MN: 2)

USC (4-4)

Arizona (4-5)

Arizona State (4-4)

Two Wins (MN: 4)

UCLA (2-6)

Oregon State (2-6)

SEC

Postseason Eligible

Alabama (8-0)

Georgia (7-1)

Kentucky (7-1)

LSU (7-1)

Florida (6-2)

Five Wins (MN: 1)

Texas A&M (5-3)

Mississippi State (5-3)

Auburn (5-3)

(Ole Miss is 5-3, but is ineligible for postseason play due to violations of NCAA rules.)

Four Wins (MN: 2)

South Carolina (4-3)

Vanderbilt (4-5)

Three Wins (MN: 3)

Tennessee (3-5)



Group of Five Conferences


American Athletic Conference

Postseason Eligible 

Central Florida (7-0)

Houston (7-1)

Cincinnati (7-1)

South Florida (7-1)

Five Wins (MN: 1)

Temple (5-3)

Four Wins (MN: 2)

Memphis (4-4)

Three Wins (MN:3)

SMU (3-5)

Tulane (3-5)

Two Wins (MN: 4)

East Carolina (2-5)

Navy (2-6)

Conference USA

Postseason Eligible 

UAB (7-1)

Florida International (6-2)

North Texas (7-2)

Louisiana  Tech (6-2)

Five Wins (MN: 1)

Middle Tennessee (5-3)

Marshall (5-2)

Four Wins (MN: 2)

Charlotte (4-4)

Three Wins (MN: 3)

Florida Atlantic (3-5)

Southern Miss (3-4)

UT San Antonio (3-5)

Two Wins (MN: 4)

Old Dominion (2-7)

MAC

Postseason Eligible 

Buffalo (7-1)

Western Michigan (6-3)

Five Wins (MN: 1)

Northern Illinois (5-3)

Ohio (5-3)

Four Wins (MN: 2)

Akron (4-3)

Toledo (4-4)

Eastern Michigan (4-5)

Three Wins (MN: 3)

Miami (Ohio) (3-5)

Ball State (3-5)

Mountain West

Postseason Eligible

Utah State (7-1)

Fresno State (7-1)

Boise State (6-2)

San Diego State (6-2)

Hawai'i (6-4)

Five Wins (MN: 2)

Nevada (5-4)

Three Wins (MN: 3)

Colorado State (3-6)

New Mexico (3-5)

Air Force (3-5)

Wyoming (3-5)

Two Wins (MN: 4)

UNLV (2-6)

Sun Belt

Postseason Eligible

Georgia Southern (7-1)

Troy (6-2)

Five Wins (MN: 1)

Appalachian State (6-2)

Costal Carolina (5-3)

Four Wins (MN: 2)

Louisiana-Monroe (4-4)

Louisiana-Lafayette (4-4)

Arkansas State (4-4)

Two Wins (MN: 4)

South Alabama (2-6)

Georgia State (2-6)

Texas State (2-6)

Independents 


Postseason Eligible

Notre Dame (8-0)

Army (6-2)

Four Wins (MN: 2)

BYU (4-4)

Liberty (4-4)

Three Wins (MN: 3)

UMass (3-6)
















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