College football bowl projections: Track team eligibility by conference with 2022-23 bowl games ahead


CBS Sports will update this page weekly throughout the remainder of the 2022 college football regular season as an increasing number of teams become bowl eligible prior to 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 may count only one win against an FCS opponent toward the total number of wins required for bowl eligibility.

After the Week 12 games, there are officially 73 bowl-eligible teams with nine slots still open.

Stay with us here on CBS Sports for weekly bowl previews, college football rankings predictions and complete coverage leading 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

Solar belt


Coastal Carolina, Marshall, South Alabama, Troy

Set of groups


One win away

The groups below are listed in APR order (shown in parentheses). The next upcoming opponent is listed for each team (date in parentheses if not next week). The tiebreaker is April from the previous year.

  • Rice (994) in North Texas
  • Auburn (983) in Alabama
  • Missouri (983) vs. Arkansas
  • Michigan State (983) at Penn State
  • Miami (982) vs. Pittsburgh
  • Georgia Tech (979) in Georgia
  • Miami-Ohio (977) vs. Ball State
  • Vanderbilt (973) vs. Tennessee
  • Ball State (973) at Miami-Ohio
  • Buffalo (968) vs. Kent State
  • Louisiana (955) v. State of Texas
  • 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

Good luck next year

These teams can no longer become bowl eligible due to their win totals and the number of games remaining on their schedule.

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

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