What Happens If NCAA Bowl Games Outnumber Bowl-Worthy Teams?
There might not be enough eligible college football teams to play in every bowl game this year. So what should the NCAA do about those empty spots?By Carter Woodiel | November 24, 2015
College football now has more bowl games than ever. So many, in fact, they're running out of teams to play in them. And the NCAA doesn't know what to do about it.
A college football team has to win six games to qualify for a bowl. With nine bowl slots left to be filled, 15 teams are sitting on five wins, all but one of which have just one game left on the schedule. (Video via Virginia Tech Athletics)
This means all the slots will be filled next week if nine of 15 five-win teams get the W, something that's making NCAA officials sweat. A cancellation could be bad news because it could kill a bowl game, especially the smaller ones, for good.