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A look at the bowl bubble teams

Published November 24, 2012 10:16 am

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

The number of teams eligible for bowls was upped to 64 Friday with wins by West Virginia and Central Michigan. Six more must qualify for there to be enough teams to fill the 35 bowls. If there are slots open, the five teams with the highest APRs will be placed in a pool and the bowls can negotiate with the teams to fill their vacancies. If you want to start your own bowl watch, here are the teams "on the bowl bubble."Wake Forest - plays VanderbiltVirginia Tech - plays VirginiaBaylor - plays Texas Tech Purdue - plays Indiana Michigan State - plays at Minnesota SMU - plays Tulsa Rice - plays at UTEP Ole Miss - plays Miss. State Missouri - plays at Texas A&M Troy - plays at Middle Tennessee Pitt must win its last two games to be bowl eligible. It plays Rutgers today. - Lya Wodraska