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College bowl game eligibility: Tracking which teams have clinched a 2022 bowl game berth

Here’s every team that’s eligible to play in the 2022 college football postseason, and the methods used to select which teams will be a part of the college football postseason

Utah Utes quarterback Cameron Rising throws against the USC Trojans in the second half at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Rob Gray-USA TODAY Sports

As November winds down and we enter the last quadrant of the 2022 college football season, we’ll take a look at which teams are eligible to play in the postseason so far.

There are 41 bowl games with 82 bowl spots available for 131 FBS teams in 2022, not including the College Football Playoff National Championship Game. Teams with a 6-6 or better record are bowl-eligible, but teams that are 5-7 can be given consideration if there aren’t enough bowl-eligible teams after the season ends.

5-7 teams are chosen in order of their current Academic Progress Rate (APR Score). But all 6-6 teams must be given a postseason berth first before any team under .500 can be considered.

FBS teams are allowed to count one win against an FCS team. If that FCS opponent offers at least 90% of the FCS football scholarship limit (which is 63) during a rolling two-year period, that win is prioritized over a win against a team with an FCS win that doesn’t meet the 90% threshold. Teams from the Pioneer League, Ivy League, and Northeastern Conference of FCS by league rules don’t meet the 90% requirement.

There are no FBS teams this year with a bowl or postseason ban for NCAA infractions this season. Per NCAA rules, James Madison is ineligible for postseason play with this being its first season in the subdivision.

Here is a list of teams eligible for a bowl game as of Friday, November 11.

2022 Bowl Eligible Teams

Team Record
Team Record
Air Force 6-3
Alabama 7-2
Baylor 6-3
Boise State 6-3
Central FL 7-2
Cincinnati 7-2
Clemson 8-1
Coastal Car 8-1
Duke 6-3
E Carolina 6-3
E Michigan 6-4
Florida St 6-3
Georgia 9-0
Illinois 7-2
Kansas 6-3
Kansas St 6-3
Kentucky 6-3
Liberty 8-1
Louisville 6-3
LSU 7-2
Maryland 6-3
Michigan 9-0
Minnesota 6-3
Miss State 6-3
Mississippi 8-1
N Carolina 8-1
NC State 7-2
North Texas 6-4
Notre Dame 6-3
Ohio 7-3
Ohio State 9-0
Oklahoma St 6-3
Oregon 8-1
Oregon St 6-3
Penn State 7-2
S Alabama 7-2
S Carolina 6-3
San Jose St 6-2
Syracuse 6-3
Tennessee 8-1
Texas 6-3
Toledo 7-3
Troy 7-2
Tulane 8-1
TCU 9-0
UTSA 7-2
UCLA 8-1
USC 8-1
Utah 7-2
W Kentucky 6-4
Wake Forest 6-3
Washington 7-2
Wyoming 6-3