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    Bowl Chances

    You may see a 5-7 bowl team in the future - CBSSports.com

    Here's how the tiebreakers work.

    1. A 6-6 team with a victory against an FCS school.
    2. A 6-6 team with two wins against FCS schools.
    3. A 6-7 team that loses its conference championship game (hello, 2011 UCLA).
    4. A 6-7 team that played a 13-game schedule such as Hawaii and any school that travels to Hawaii to play a game.
    5. FCS teams making the move to FBS if they finish with a record of at least 6-6.
    6. A 5-7 team if that team finishes with a top-five APR score.


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    Re: Bowl Chances

    I thought it was being changed to needing seven wins to be bowl eligible?


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    Re: Bowl Chances

    Quote Originally Posted by RustShack View Post
    I thought it was being changed to needing seven wins to be bowl eligible?
    They talked about it, but it did not happen.


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    Re: Bowl Chances

    Quote Originally Posted by cyhiphopp View Post
    They talked about it, but it did not happen.
    And luckily they didn't, for teams like ours and others in the big 12\SEC that have a much tougher road to even 6 wins than teams in lesser conferences.



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    Re: Bowl Chances

    I don't like this rule at all. I'm not a big fan of the 6-6 teams in bowls (yes, I realize what that means for ISU )



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    Re: Bowl Chances

    Quote Originally Posted by NickTheGreat View Post
    I don't like this rule at all. I'm not a big fan of the 6-6 teams in bowls (yes, I realize what that means for ISU )
    For me it depends. Is a team 6-6 after going 4-0 in non-conference play but 2-6 in conference play or did they go 2-2 in non-conference play but 4-4 in conference play (Yes, I know this applies to teams who have 4 non-conference games). I guess I would like to see rule where a team has to win at least 4 conference games in order to qualify for a bowl game, that way undeserving teams don't beat up on cupcakes in the non-conference.



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    Re: Bowl Chances

    Quote Originally Posted by MLawrence View Post
    For me it depends. Is a team 6-6 after going 4-0 in non-conference play but 2-6 in conference play or did they go 2-2 in non-conference play but 4-4 in conference play (Yes, I know this applies to teams who have 4 non-conference games). I guess I would like to see rule where a team has to win at least 4 conference games in order to qualify for a bowl game, that way undeserving teams don't beat up on cupcakes in the non-conference.
    For some teams the conference games are the cupcakes.

    SOS is really part of the answer when comparing 6-6 teams. Frankly, I don't think a 6-7 team should be lower on the tiebreaker if that 7th loss was in the conference championship game. They obviously earned the berth in that championship game in their conference. If you are taking into account who you played you won't run into a situation where a 6-6 Sun Belt or WAC team is taking the spot of a 6-6 SEC or Big 12 team.


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    Re: Bowl Chances

    Oops, I didn't intend on restarting this debate.

    Velo is right. SOS should be a factor. Going 6-6 in the Big12 is way tougher than going 8-4 in the WAC or CUSA. The SOS difference between the two is ridiculous.


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