|Not enough teams to fill all bowl spots yet|
|Written by Admin|
|Wednesday, 21 November 2012 14:08|
Before the season, the NCAA announced contingency plans for exactly this type of scenario. There's even a way for 5-7 teams to be selected - it's tied to academic performance - if other alternatives have been exhausted.
The list of 61 eligible teams does not include Georgia Tech, which is 6-5 but could end up 6-7 if it loses this weekend and again in the ACC title game. However, if there aren't enough teams at .500 or better to fill all the bowls, Georgia Tech at 6-7 would have priority over any 5-7 teams.
Meanwhile, here are the 16 teams still on the bubble and what they need to do to become bowl eligible:
Baylor (5-5) must win at home against Texas Tech OR at home against Oklahoma State.
Central Michigan (5-6) must win at Massachusetts.
Connecticut (4-6) must win at Louisville AND at home against Cincinnati.
Georgia Tech (6-5) must win at Georgia OR in the ACC title game against Florida State.
Marshall (5-6) must win at East Carolina.
Michigan State (5-6) must win at Minnesota.
Mississippi (5-6) must win at home against Mississippi State.
Missouri (5-6) must win at Texas A&M.
Pittsburgh (4-6) must win at home against Rutgers AND at South Florida.
Purdue (5-6) must win at home against Indiana.
Rice (5-6) must win at UTEP.
SMU (5-6) must win at home against Tulsa.
Troy (5-6) must win at Middle Tennessee.
Virginia Tech (5-6) must win at home against Virginia.
Wake Forest (5-6) must win at home against Vanderbilt.
West Virginia (5-5) must win at Iowa State OR at home against Kansas.