5-7 teams could qualify for bowl games

Saturday August 4th, 2012

The Insight Bowl (will be called Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl next year) could feature a team with a losing record. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Currently there are 35 bowl games and a chance for teams to treat their fans to a trip to obscure places like Boise at the end of December.

The NCAA Board of Directors earlier this week approved a selection process for bowl games that includes a chance for teams that finish 5-7 to be selected to play in a bowl.

The 5-7 teams, if they have a top-five score on the Academic Progress Rate, can be selected to participate in a bowl game.

Here are some of the other proposals for teams to go bowling.

A 6-6 team with a victory against an FCS school.

A 6-6 team with two wins against FCS schools.

A 6-7 team that loses its conference championship game

A 6-7 team that played a 13-game schedule such as Hawaii and any school that travels to Hawaii to play a game.

FCS teams making the move to FBS if they finish with a record of at least 6-6.

A 5-7 team if that team finishes with a top-five APR score.
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