College football bowl projections: Team eligibility tracker by conference for 2022-23 bowl games

November 13, 2022


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CBS Sports will update this page each week through the remainder of college football’s 2022 regular season as an increasing number of teams become bowl eligible ahead of the College Football Playoff and the bowl selection process. For a complete set of college football bowl projections, check out Jerry Palm’s dedicated page.

In order for an FBS team to officially become bowl-eligible, it needs at least six wins with a minimum winning percentage of .500. A total of 82 teams are needed to fill all 41 bowl games. Teams can only count one win against an FCS opponent toward the total number of wins needed for bowl eligibility.

Following the Week 11 games, there are officially 63 bowl-eligible teams with 19 slots still open.

Stick with us here at CBS Sports for weekly bowl projections, College Football Rankings predictions and full coverage of the lead up to the 2022-23 bowl season. 

2022-23 bowl-eligible teams

AAC

6

Cincinnati, East Carolina, Houston, SMU, Tulane, UCF

ACC

9

Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Louisville, NC State, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Wake Forest

Big 12

6

Baylor, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Texas, TCU

Big Ten

8

Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue

C-USA

3

North Texas, UTSA, Western Kentucky

Indp.

3

Connecticut, Liberty, Notre Dame

MAC

3

Eastern Michigan, Ohio, Toledo

MWC

6

Air Force, Boise State, Fresno State, San Diego State, San Jose State, Wyoming

Pac-12

7

Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA, Utah, USC, Washington, Washington State

SEC

9

Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee

Sun Belt

3

Coastal Carolina, South Alabama, Troy

Total teams

63

One win away

Teams below are listed in APR order (shown in parenthesis). Next upcoming opponent is listed for each team (date in parenthesis if not next week). The tiebreaker is APR from the previous year.

  • Rice (994) vs. UTSA
  • Wisconsin (992) at Nebraska
  • Michigan State (983) vs. Indiana
  • Miami (982) at Clemson
  • Middle Tennessee (979) vs. FAU
  • Ball State (973) vs. Ohio
  • Memphis (972) vs. North Alabama
  • Utah State (969) vs. San Jose State
  • Oklahoma (968) vs. Oklahoma State
  • Buffalo (968) vs. Akron
  • Bowling Green (963) at Toledo
  • Arkansas (957) vs. Ole Miss
  • Louisiana (955) at Florida State
  • Texas Tech (955) at Iowa State
  • BYU (953) vs. Utah Tech
  • Georgia Southern (952) vs. Marshall
  • Florida Atlantic (949) at Middle Tennessee
  • UAB (945) at LSU
  • Southern Mississippi (934) vs. South Alabama

Better luck next year

These teams are no longer able to become bowl eligible due to their win totals and the number of games remaining on their schedules.

  • Akron
  • Charlotte
  • Colorado
  • Colorado State
  • Hawaii
  • Massachusetts
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • Northwestern
  • South Florida
  • Virginia Tech





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