College football bowl projections: Team eligibility tracker by conference with 2022-23 bowl games ahead
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 12 games, there are officially 73 bowl-eligible teams with nine 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, Memphis, SMU, Tulane, UCF
Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Louisville, NC State, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Wake Forest
Baylor, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech
Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue, Wisconsin
Middle Tennessee State, North Texas, UTSA, Western Kentucky
BYU, Liberty, Notre Dame, UConn
Bowling Green, Eastern Michigan, Ohio, Toledo
Air Force, Boise State, Fresno State, San Diego State, San Jose State, Utah State, Wyoming
Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA, Utah, USC, Washington, Washington State
Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee
Coastal Carolina, Marshall, South Alabama, Troy
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) at North TexasAuburn (983) at AlabamaMissouri (983) vs. ArkansasMichigan State (983) at Penn State
Miami (982) vs. PittsburghGeorgia Tech (979) at GeorgiaMiami-Ohio (977) vs. Ball StateVanderbilt (973) vs. TennesseeBall State (973) at Miami-OhioBuffalo (968) vs. Kent StateLouisiana (955) at Texas StateGeorgia Southern (952) vs. Appalachian StateFlorida Atlantic (949) vs. Western KentuckyUAB (945) at Louisiana TechSouthern Mississippi (934) at UL MonroeUTEP (934) vs. UT San Antonio 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.
AkronArizona StateArkansas StateArmyBoston CollegeCharlotteColoradoColorado StateHawaiiLouisiana TechMassachusettsNavyNebraskaNevadaNew MexicoNorthern IllinoisNorthwesternOld DominionSouth FloridaStanfordTempleVirginiaVirginia Tech