Threshold of Bowl Eligibility?

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  1. StefanM

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    Since the NCAA has moved to the 12-game season, I would like to know how that relates to bowl eligibility.

    I've heard people describe 6-1 Arkansas as bowl eligible, but I thought that there was a rule against 6-6 teams.

    I haven't been able to find anything on the NCAA site, so any help would be appreciated.
     
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    I have no link, but 6 wins is still the minimum for bowl games. 6-6 teams have gotten to bowls in the past years with 12 reg season games.
     
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    Aren't those 6 wins supposed to be against I-A teams as well?
     
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    Doesn't really matter as Arkansas is going to win at least one more game this weekend.

    Joseph Botwinick
     
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    As for the wins against I-AA, there used to be an "ugly sister" rule which applied to you if you hadn't gone to a bowl in a certain amount of time, you could count wins against I-AA opposition every so often. I think when the twelve game season was adopted that rule may have been suspended, especially since so many schools schedule I-AA opponents (Only UT comes to mind right off the top that has a policy against playing them).
     
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    I don't understand why some media and those in the ARK program were calling attention to ARK having 6 wins. A good number of folks had them projected going to a bowl (though they are in much better shape than most were projecting). Phil Steele had them and UT as his surprise teams in the SEC, and one pundit had UT and ARK playing for the SEC title (may have been Steele - I don't have his guide near me right now).
     
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    Achieving bowl eligibility means little when you are in the Top 25. People assume that #13 Arkansas will go to a bowl.

    I don't know what the fuss is about. Even in the worst of scenarios, I only see an 8-4 season.
     
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    But then again, when you can get 4-5 teams from "power house" conferences like Conference USA playing in Bowl Games...you gotta wonder if there are too many bowl games.
    But that is probably another discussion for another thread.

    As for the 6 wins and any of them coming against 1AA schools; i would think a win against a quality 1AA school would mean as much, if not more in some cases, as a win against a really bad 1A school.
     

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