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Bowl Eligible: Who's In? Who's Alive?

Compiled by Staff
Update 12/4/05

64 teams were in the eligible pool of teams to be considered for 56 bowl slots. 55 were eliminated.

Teams in red were eligible, but not selected, to play in a bowl game.

All teams updated through: 12/3/05.

ACC (8 in, 0 alive, 4 out):
In:
Virginia Tech (10-2), Miami (9-2), Boston College (8-3), Clemson (7-4), Florida State (8-4), Georgia Tech (7-4), Virginia (6-5), N.C. State (6-5).
Alive: None.
Out: Duke, Maryland, North Carolina, Wake Forest.

Big East (4 in, 1 alive, 3 out):
In:
West Virginia (10-1), Louisville (9-2), Rutgers (7-4), South Florida (6-5).
Alive: None.
Out: Cincinnati, Connecticut, Pittsburgh, Syracuse.

Big Ten: (7 in, 0 alive, 4 out):
In: Penn State (10-1), Ohio State (9-2), Wisconsin (9-3), Michigan (7-4), Minnesota (7-4), Northwestern (7-4), Iowa (7-4).
Alive: None.
Out: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan State, Purdue.

Big Twelve (8 in, 0 alive, 4 out):
In: Texas (12-0), Texas Tech (9-2), Iowa State (7-4), Nebraska (7-4), Oklahoma (7-4), Colorado (7-5), Kansas (6-5), Missouri (6-5).
Alive: None.
Out: Baylor, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M.

CUSA (6 in, 0 alive, 6 out):
In: UTEP (8-3), Central Florida (8-4), Tulsa (8-4), Houston (6-5), Memphis (6-5), Southern Miss (6-5).
Alive: None.
Out: UAB, East Carolina, Marshall, Rice, SMU, Tulane.

Independents (2 in, 0 alive, 1 out):
In: Notre Dame (9-2), Navy (7-4).
Alive: None.
Out: Army.

MAC (7 in, 0 alive, 6 out):
In: Toledo (8-3), Miami (7-4), Western Michigan (7-4), Akron (7-5), Northern Illinois (7-5), Bowling Green (6-5), Central Michigan (6-5).
Alive: None.
Out: Ball State, Buffalo, Eastern Michigan, Kent State, Ohio, Temple.

Mountain West (5 in, 0 alive, 4 out)
In: TCU (10-1), BYU (6-5), Colorado State (6-5), New Mexico (6-5), Utah (6-5).
Alive: None.
Out: Air Force, San Diego State, UNLV, Wyoming.

PAC-10 (5 in, 0 alive, 5 out):
In: USC (12-0), Oregon (10-1), UCLA (9-2), California (7-4), Arizona State (6-5).
Alive: None.
Out: Arizona, Oregon State, Stanford, Washington, Washington St.

SEC (6 in, 0 alive, 6 out):
In: Georgia (10-2), LSU (10-2), Alabama (9-2), Auburn (9-2), Florida (8-3), South Carolina (7-4).
Alive: None.
Out: Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Tennessee, Vanderbilt.

Sun Belt (2 in, 0 alive, 6 out):
In: Arkansas State (6-5), Louisiana-Lafayette (6-5).
Alive: None.
Out: FAU, FIU, Louisiana-Monroe, Middle Tennessee, North Texas, Troy.
Note: The Sun Belt is unique in that it has only one bowl to be considered for and its conference champion receives that bid regardless of its over-all record. Arkansas State won the title via tie-breaker with head-to-head win over Louisiana-Lafayette.

WAC (4 in, 0 alive, 5 out):
In: Boise State (9-3), Nevada (8-3), Fresno State (8-4), La. Tech (7-4).
Alive: None.
Out: Hawaii, Idaho, New Mexico State, San Jose State, Utah State.