Bowl Eligible Teams

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  1. NJlonghorn

    NJlonghorn 1,000+ Posts

    After last week's games, 72 teams were eligible for the 82 postseason slots. An additional 20 teams were sitting at 5 wins, needing a win this week to become bowl eligible. Of those teams, 8 are matched up with each other (Florida v. Florida St., Maryland v. Rutgers, Middle Tennessee State v. Florida Atlantic, Charlotte at Old Dominion) and will contribute a bowl-eligible team, bringing the guaranteed total up to 76. Ignoring those, this week features 12 teams seeking to fill the 6 remaining slots. Four of those teams have already played, with 3 losing.
    • San Jose State -- L
    • TCU -- L
    • South Alabama -- L
    • Ball State -- W
    Thus, going into today, there are 8 teams playing for 5 slots (all times Eastern):
    • Troy (at Georgia State, 2:00)
    • North Texas (hosts #22 UTSA at 2:00)
    • Virginia Tech (at Virginia, 3:45)
    • Tulsa (at SMU, 4:00)
    • LSU (hosts #15 Texas A&M at 7:00)
    • West Virginia (at Kansas, 7:00)
    • Memphis (hosts Tulane, 7:30)
    • Syracuse (hosts #17 Pitt, 7:30)
    Also, if USC or Cal gets win #5 this week, they play next week and could get to 6.

    If there aren't enough eligible teams, the tiebreaker is APR ranking. I haven't looked at where we stand this year, but we tend to be towards the top (but not AT the top) on that list. Thus, we probably need there to be more than one open slot.

    It doesn't look good for Texas to make a bowl game. Of course, some see that as a positive and some see it as a negative.
     
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  2. Texadelphia

    Texadelphia 100+ Posts

    Man I hope we don’t have another conversation like this for a long time. Or ever again.

    Hope we get lucky and get into a bowl game for multiple reasons, but hate the fact that we’re having this discussion.
     
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  3. NRHorn

    NRHorn 1,000+ Posts

    I’d gladly plop down to watch Texas play another game.
     
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  4. Phil Elliott

    Phil Elliott 2,500+ Posts

    I am against going to a bowl game. I don't want this team to show the nation, again, how bad we are. Maybe if we go, TH could come be guest-coach?
     
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  5. EDT

    EDT 1,000+ Posts

    Looking for the OUCH button. :facepalm:
     
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  6. NJlonghorn

    NJlonghorn 1,000+ Posts

    It’s down to 6 teams competing for 4 spots because:

    North Texas — W
    Troy lost — L

    Games in progress:

    VA Tech — tied, early 4Q
    Tulsa — winning by 4, mid 3Q
     
  7. militaryhorn

    militaryhorn Prediction Contest Guru

    • Troy Lost
    • North Texas Won
    • Virginia Tech Won
    • Tulsa Won
    • LSU Winning
    • West Virginia Tied
    • Memphis Winning
    • Syracuse Losing
     
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  8. militaryhorn

    militaryhorn Prediction Contest Guru

    I guess as of now down to two spots.
     
  9. militaryhorn

    militaryhorn Prediction Contest Guru

    Link to story about the situation.

    Could Texas make a bowl game

    APR from the article

    1. Washington 999

    18. Middle Tennessee 985

    31. Rutgers 979

    38. California 977

    43t. Texas 974

    43t. Florida 974
     
  10. NJlonghorn

    NJlonghorn 1,000+ Posts

    At least we no longer have a conflict of interest in the A&M game. Geaux Tigers!
     
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  11. militaryhorn

    militaryhorn Prediction Contest Guru

    • Troy Lost
    • North Texas Won
    • Virginia Tech Won
    • Tulsa Won
    • LSU Won
    • West Virginia Won
    • Memphis Won
    • Syracuse Lost
     
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  12. Horn6721

    Horn6721 10,000+ Posts

    So are there enough 6 wins teams to fill all the bowl slots?
     
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  13. wadster

    wadster 5,000+ Posts

    Would prefer Sark focus on the portal. Next year will be as good as quick reinforcements are found.
     
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  14. NJlonghorn

    NJlonghorn 1,000+ Posts

    • Troy Lost
    • North Texas Won
    • Virginia Tech Won
    • Tulsa Won
    • LSU Won
    • West Virginia Won
    • Memphis Won
    • Syracuse Lost
    So there are now 83 bowl-eligible teams and 82 slots. USC and Cal are both losing, so if that holds there will be exactly one eligible team that gets left out.
     
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