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Strong Support To Increase Bowl Eligibility To Seven Wins

Sources have told Brett McMurphy of CBS Sports that there is strong support to increase bowl eligibility to seven wins.

In the last two years, 27 teams who held 6-6 records went to bowl games which is about 20% of the field, McMurphy reported.  The potential seven win system, starting in the 2014 season, could decrease the number to 5-12 fewer bowl games played.

Under the current bowl eligibility system, for a team becoming bowl eligible they must have a winning record or have won their conference.