80 bowl spots to fill. 71 teams are currently eligible, 74 spots locked up (3 games this week feature 5-6 teams playing each other). Looks like at least a few bowl eligible schools will be left home this year.
Bowl Eligible Teams
AAC (6): Central Florida, Cincinnati, Houston, Memphis, South Florida, Temple
ACC (9): Boston College, Clemson, Duke, Georgia Tech, Miami, NC State, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Virginia
Big 12 (5): Iowa State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, West Virginia
Big Ten (7): Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin
C-USA (6): Florida International, Louisiana Tech, Marshall, Middle Tennessee, North Texas, UAB
Independent (3): Army, BYU, Notre Dame
MAC (6): Buffalo, Eastern Michigan, Northern Illinois, Ohio, Toledo, Western Michigan
Mountain West (6): Boise State, Fresno State, Hawaii, Nevada, San Diego State, Utah State
Pac-12 (7): Arizona State, Cal, Oregon, Stanford, Utah, Washington, Washington State
SEC (10): Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State, Missouri, South Carolina, Texas A&M
Sun Belt (6): Appalachian State, Arkansas State, Georgia Southern, Louisiana Lafayette, Louisiana Monroe, Troy
One Win Away
AAC (2): SMU, Tulane
SMU can reach six wins with a road win over two-win Tulsa.
Tulane hasn’t played in a bowl since 2013 but can become eligible with a home win over Navy.
ACC (2): Florida State, Wake Forest
Florida State can extend its bowl streak to 37 years by beating rival Florida. FSU hasn’t missed a bowl game since 1981.
Wake Forest needs a road win over Duke to be eligible for the third straight season.
Big 12 (3): Baylor, Kansas State, TCU, Texas Tech
Baylor and Texas Tech play each other with a bowl berth on the line.
Kansas State can extend its bowl streak to nine years with a win over Iowa State.
TCU needs a home win over Oklahoma State.
Big Ten (3): Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Purdue
Indiana and Purdue play for the Old Oaken Bucket and bowl eligibility.
After Saturday’s OT loss to Ohio State, Maryland needs a road win over Penn State.
Minnesota needs a road win over Wisconsin.
Conference USA (2): Florida Atlantic, Southern Mississippi
Lane Kiffin can bring FAU to another bowl by beating Charlotte at home.
Southern Miss, which will not play a 12th game, needs a road win over UTEP.
MAC (1): Miami (Ohio)
Miami hosts Ball State on Tuesday night. The RedHawks (5-6, 5-2 MAC) are still alive in the MAC East race, too.
Mountain West (1): Wyoming
Wyoming, which travels to New Mexico on Saturday, has never played in a bowl game three years in a row.
Pac-12 (3): Arizona, Colorado, USC
Arizona can clinch a bowl with a win over Arizona State in the Territorial Cup.
Colorado, losers of six straight, needs a road win over Cal.
USC (5-6) hosts No. 3 Notre Dame. The Trojans haven’t had a losing record since 2000.
SEC (1): Tennessee, Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt hosts rival Tennessee with bowl eligibility on the line.
Sun Belt (1): Coastal Carolina
This is the first season Coastal Carolina can play in a bowl as an FBS program. It needs a road win over South Alabama to become eligible.
In addition, Akron and Virginia Tech are both 2 wins away, but have games scheduled that were cancelled due to weather. They both need 2 wins to become eligible.