There are 39 bowl games, so room for 78 teams.
As of this moment, 72 (of 78) are bowl eligible, 44 have been eliminated from consideration (we need 52 to be eliminated to be safe).
Side note: I have Missouri ineligible, but the NCAA could let them in. They are truly in limbo.
The following teams are double digit dog this weekend. They will have a rough time getting eligible.
Colorado (v Utah), Monroe (v Laffy), BC (v Pitt), Oregon State (v Oregon) and Troy (v app)
The following teams are double digit favorite and will become eligible: Sparty (v Maryland), Ohio (v. Akron), TCU (v WV), and Liberty (v NMSU). Missouri is also an 11.5 point favorite against Arkansas.
There are eight CUSA teams that are bowl eligible.
There is no set selection order among C-USA’s bowl partners (I think Champion get their choice)
Per conference regulations, all teams with seven or more wins shall be placed into
conference bowls prior to any other bowl eligible teams without a winning record (i.e.
CUSA has six primary tie ins.
MAKERS WANTED BAHAMAS BOWL Dec. 20 (Nassau, Bahamas)
NEW MEXICO BOWL Dec. 21 (Albuquerque, N.M.)
R+L CARRIERS NEW ORLEANS BOWL Dec. 21 (New Orleans, Louisiana)
BAD BOY MOWERS GASPARILLABOWL Dec. 23 (Tampa Bay, Florida)
SOFI HAWAI’I BOWLDec. 24 (Honolulu, Hawai’i)
SERVPRO FIRST RESPONDER BOWL Dec. 30 (Dallas, Texas)
and three secondary bowls
CHERIBUNDI BOCA RATON BOWL Date: Dec. 21 (Boca Raton, Fla.)
FRISCO BOWL Dec. 20 (Frisco, Texas)
WALK-ON’S INDEPENDENCE BOWL Dec. 26 (Shreveport, La.)
Right now we are 7th in the pecking order. As near as I can tell, this doesn’t assure us a bowl as the six teams in front of us have clinched winning seasons.
So here is what I think needs to be a priority to guarantee an appearance in a bowl game.
Beat ODU (Duh) this gets us to 5-3 in conference and 7 wins which could pay off if FAU beats USM, Middle beats Western, and FIU beats Marshall.
Root for FAU, FIU, and Middle (see above). If all goes right, this could put us as high as forth in pecking order. Note: This scenario likely ruins our chances at the Belk bowl.
Have the NCAA declare Mizzou ineligible
Root for Hawaii and Navy to beat Army and NMSU to beat Liberty. Independents are the x factor and make me nervous.
Root for Ole Miss. Getting Miss State and Missouri off the grid could open the Belk Bowl.
Root for NC State Cause screw Chapel Hill.
Root against P5 schools.
Root for Mac schools - because I think a 7-5 Charlotte team bowls before a 6-6 Mac team.
Root for App and Laffy - the belt has filled their slots. No spillover. but Monroe and Troy? See #8.
Give thanks that we are in this situation.