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

November 13, 2022


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



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



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

Big 12


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

Big Ten


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



North Texas, UTSA, Western Kentucky



Connecticut, Liberty, Notre Dame



Eastern Michigan, Ohio, Toledo



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



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



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

Sun Belt


Coastal Carolina, South Alabama, Troy

Total teams


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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