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

Big 12


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

Big Ten


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

Sun Belt


Coastal Carolina, Marshall, 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) at North Texas
  • Auburn (983) at Alabama
  • Missouri (983) vs. Arkansas
  • Michigan State (983) at Penn State
  • Miami (982) vs. Pittsburgh
  • Georgia Tech (979) at Georgia
  • Miami-Ohio (977) vs. Ball State
  • Vanderbilt (973) vs. Tennessee
  • Ball State (973) at Miami-Ohio
  • Buffalo (968) vs. Kent State
  • Louisiana (955) at Texas State
  • Georgia Southern (952) vs. Appalachian State
  • Florida Atlantic (949) vs. Western Kentucky
  • UAB (945) at Louisiana Tech
  • Southern Mississippi (934) at UL Monroe
  • UTEP (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.

  • Akron
  • Arizona State
  • Arkansas State
  • Army
  • Boston College
  • Charlotte
  • Colorado
  • Colorado State
  • Hawaii
  • Louisiana Tech
  • Massachusetts
  • Navy
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • Northern Illinois
  • Northwestern
  • Old Dominion
  • South Florida
  • Stanford
  • Temple
  • Virginia
  • Virginia Tech

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