Sunday, October 14, 2018

Postseason Eligibility Watch: Alabama, Notre Dame, Ohio State among postseason eligible teams following Week 7 of 2018 college football season.

A tumultuous Week Seven of the 2018 college football season saw a several teams move into postseason eligibility territory with their sixth win. Texas, Michigan, Florida, and LSU were among the schools that hit the six-win mark needed to become eligible for at least a bowl appearance during the postseason.



Here's the rundown of where teams stand in the postseason chase. Teams marked with an "*" have a bye during the upcoming Week 8 of the CFB season.

Power Five Conferences 


ACC 

Postseason Eligible (Six or more wins)

Clemson (6-0, 3-0 conference)

Five Wins (Magic Number: 1 win)

North Carolina State (5-0, 2-0)

*Boston College (5-2, 2-1)

*Miami (5-2, 2-1)

Four Wins (MN: 2)

Syracuse (4-2, 1-2)

*Virginia Tech (4-2, 3-0)

Virginia (4-2, 2-1)

Three Wins (MN: 3)

Florida State (3-3, 1-3)

Wake Forest (3-3, 0-2)

Pitt (3-4, 2-1)

Georgia Tech (3-4, 1-3)

Two Wins (MN: 4)

Louisville (2-5, 0-4)

Big 12

Postseason Eligible

*Texas (6-1, 4-0)

Five Wins (MN: 1)

*West Virginia (5-1, 3-1)

Oklahoma (5-1, 2-1)

Four Wins (MN: 1)

Texas Tech (4-2, 2-1)

Baylor (4-3, 2-2)

*Oklahoma State (4-3, 1-3)

Three Wins (MN: 3)

*Iowa State (3-3, 2-2)

TCU (3-3, 1-2)

*Kansas State (3-4, 1-3)

Two Wins (MN: 4)

Kansas (2-4, 0-3)

Big Ten

Postseason Eligible

Ohio State (7-0, 4-0)

Michigan (6-1, 4-0)

Five Wins (MN: 1)

Iowa (5-1, 2-1)

Four Wins (MN: 2)

Maryland (4-2, 2-1)

Wisconsin (4-2, 2-1)

Michigan State (4-2, 2-1)

Penn State (4-2, 2-1)

Indiana (4-3, 1-3)

Three Wins (MN: 3)

Northwestern (3-3, 3-1)

Purdue (3-3, 2-1)

Illinois (3-3, 1-2)

Minnesota (3-3, 0-3)

Pac-12

Five Wins (MN: 1)

Washington (5-1, 3-1)

Colorado (5-1, 2-1)

Oregon (5-1, 2-1)

Washington State (5-1, 2-1)

Four Wins (MN: 2)

USC (4-2, 3-1)

Stanford (4-2, 2-1)

Utah (4-2, 2-2)

Three Wins (MN: 3)

Arizona (3-4, 2-2)

Arizona State (3-3, 1-2)

Cal (3-3, 0-3)

SEC

Postseason Eligible

Alabama (7-0, 4-0)

*Florida (6-1, 4-1)

*Georgia (6-1, 4-1)

LSU (6-1, 3-1)

Five Wins (MN: 1)

Kentucky (5-1, 3-1)

*Texas A&M (5-2, 3-1)

Four Wins (MN: 2)

Mississippi State (4-2, 1-2)

Auburn (4-3, 1-3)

Three Wins (MN: 3)

*South Carolina (3-3, 1-2)

Tennessee (3-3, 1-2)

Missouri (3-3, 0-3)

Vanderbilt (3-4, 0-3)

(Ole Miss (5-2), is ineligible for postseason play due to NCAA rules violations)

Group of Five conferences


American Athletic Conference 

Postseason Eligible 

Central Florida (6-0, 3-0)

Cincinnati (6-0, 2-0)

South Florida (6-0, 2-0)

Five Wins (MN: 1)

Houston (5-1, 2-0)

Four Wins (MN: 2)

Temple (4-3, 3-0)

Memphis (4-3, 1-3)

Two Wins (MN: 4)

SMU (2-4, 1-1)

Tulane (2-4, 1-1)

Navy (2-4, 1-2)

East Carolina (2-4, 0-3)

Conference USA

Postseason Eligible 

North Texas (6-1, 2-1)

Five Wins (MN: 1)

UAB (5-1, 3-0)

Four Wins (MN:2)

Marshall (4-2, 2-1)

Louisiana  Tech (4-2, 2-1)

Three Wins (MN: 3)

Middle Tennessee (3-3, 2-1)

Charlotte (3-3, 2-1)

Florida Atlantic (3-3, 1-1)

UT San Antonio (3-4, 2-1)

Two Wins (MN: 4)

Southern Miss (2-3, 1-1)

MAC

Postseason Eligible

Buffalo (6-1, 3-0)

Five Wins (MN: 1)

Western Michigan (5-2, 3-0)

Four Wins (MN: 2)

*Northern Illinois (4-3, 4-0)

Three Wins (MN: 3)

Miami-Ohio (3-4, 3-1)

Ball State (3-4, 2-1)

Ohio (3-3, 1-1)

Toledo (3-3, 1-1)

Eastern Michigan (3-4, 1-3)

Two Wins (MN: 4)

Akron (2-4, 0-3)

Mountain West 

Postseason Eligible 

Hawai'i (6-1, 3-0)

Five Wins (MN: 1)

Utah State (5-1, 2-0)

Fresno State (5-1, 2-0)

San Diego State (5-1, 2-0)

Four Wins (MN: 2)

Boise State (4-2, 2-1)

Three Wins (MN: 3)

Colorado State (3-4, 2-1)

New Mexico (3-3, 1-1)

Nevada (3-4, 1-2)

Two Wins (MN: 4)

Air Force (2-4, 0-3)

UNLV (2-4, 0-2)

Wyoming (2-5, 0-3)

Sun Belt

Five Wins (MN: 1)

Georgia Southern (5-1. 3-0)

Troy (5-2. 3-0)

Four Wins (MN: 2)

Appalachian State (4-1, 2-0)

Three Wins (MN: 3)

Louisiana-Lafayette (3-3, 1-1)

Louisiana-Monroe (3-4, 1-2)

Costal Carolina (3-3, 1-2)

Arkansas State (3-3, 0-2)

Two Wins 

Georgia State (2-4, 1-1)

South Alabama (2-5, 1-2)

Independents 

Postseason Eligible

*Notre Dame (7-0)

Four Wins (MN: 2)

Army (4-2)

BYU (4-3)

Three Wins (MN: 3)

Liberty (3-3)

Two Wins (MN: 4)

New Mexico State (2-5)

U-Mass (2-5)








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