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Week 14 Bowl Eligibility Watch

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What a bad week for UB. On and off the field.

As the MAC prematurely deemed UB irrelevant, UB still needs three things to go to a bowl game this year:

1) Beat UMass

2) Hope there is an unfilled bowl spot when the season ends.

3) Get a waiver from the NCAA to allow us in at 5-6.

There will be 76 bowl teams in 2014.

Bowl Eligible

Week 11 Week 12 Week 13 Week 14 Week 15 Week 16
51 60 71


Teams in the Hunt

Week 11 Week 12 Week 13 Week 14 Week 15 Week 16
42 32 20


Spots remaining:

Week 11 Week 12 Week 13 Week 14 Week 15 Week 16
25 16 5


With five spots remaining there are a few footnotes:

The winners of:

Illinois/Northwestern

Virginia/Virginia Tech

will be bowl eligible, while the loser will not, which means there are really only 3 spots remaining.

That leaves 15 teams fighting for the final 3 spots. UB needs 13 of those 15 teams to fail to gain bowl eligibility.

Your week 14 UB Bowl Hail Mary rooting guide:

Winning Team Losing Team Reason Eliminations Result
Cincy Temple Temple 1 game from elimination
Miami Pitt Eliminates Pitt 1
Ohio State Michigan Eliminates Michigan 2
So miss UAB Eliminates UAB 3
FAU ODU Eliminates ODU 4
South Alabama Navy Puts Navy 1 game from elimination
Miami Ohio eliminates Ohio 5
Kent Akron eliminates Akron 6
Hawaii Fresno eliminates Fresno 7
BYU California eliminates Cal 8
Oregon Oregon st eliminates Oregon st 9
Louisville Kentucky Eliminates Kentucky 10
Vandy Tennessee Eliminates Tennessee 11

If everything goes our way, there will be three teams in the hunt for the final three bowl spots at the end of week 14:

Oklahoma State, who would be eliminated with a loss at Olahoma 12/6

Temple who would be eliminated with a loss vs Cincy above and a loss at Tulane on 12/6

Navy, who would be eliminated with the above loss vs South Alabama and a loss vs Army on 12/13.

I think Navy and Temple, will win one of their two games to become eligible, so we kinda need every other team on the list to lose week 14.