CBS Sports will update this page each week through the remainder of the 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 11 games, there are 60 bowl-eligible teams with 22 spots left to be filled.
Stick with us here at CBS Sports for weekly bowl projections, College Football Rankings predictions and full coverage of the lead up to the 2021-22 bowl season.
2021-22 bowl-eligible teams
Cincinnati, East Carolina, Houston, SMU, UCF
Boston College, Clemson, NC State, Pittsburgh, Virginia, Wake Forest
Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech
Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue, Wisconsin
Marshall, UAB, UTEP, UTSA, Western Kentucky
Army. BYU, Liberty, Notre Dame
Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Northern Illinois, Western Michigan
Air Force, Boise State, Fresno State, Nevada, San Diego State, Utah State
Arizona State, Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA, Utah
Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Texas A&M
Appalachian State, Coastal Carolina, Louisiana
One win away
Teams below are listed in APR order (shown in parenthesis). Next upcoming opponent is listed for each team. The tiebreaker is APR from the previous year.
Middle Tennessee State (985)Louisville (984)Toledo (983)Memphis (980)Rutgers (979)Kent State (974)Florida (974)Miami-Ohio (973)Missouri (973)Miami (973)Wyoming (969)Ball State (969)Tennessee (967)South Carolina (967)FAU (965)Syracuse (965)Washington State (963)Troy (961)North Carolina (959)Georgia State (958)Virginia Tech (958)Maryland (956)South Alabama (955)San Jose State (952)Charlotte (945) Better luck next year
These 14 teams are no longer able to become bowl eligible due to their win totals and the number of games remaining in their schedules: Akron, Arizona, Arkansas State, FIU, Indiana, Kansas, New Mexico State, South Florida, Southern Miss, Tulane, UConn, UMass, UNLV, Vanderbilt