Good news for college football's bowls: It has nearly half the teams needed to fill all 70 bowl slots. Twelve teams secured bowl eligibility this week, including Maryland.
In addition, if every team within a victory of eligibility wins once more, the total of eligible teams will leap to 58.
Now the bad news: If all the current six-loss teams stumble once more, there will be 27 ineligible teams --- more than half the 51 needed to lead to the bowl-pocalypse (or the issuance of a invitation to a team with a losing record to continue its season).
The weekly rundown:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Auburn, Baylor, Boise State, Central Florida, Florida State, Hawaii, Iowa
Louisiana State, Maryland, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, N.C. State, Northern Illinois, Northwestern
Ohio, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oregon, San Diego State, South Carolina, Stanford, Temple, Texas Christian
Toledo, Utah, Virginia Tech, Wisconsin
ONE MORE WIN TO BE ELIGIBLE (24)
Air Force, Army, East Carolina, Florida, Fresno State, Georgia Tech, Houston, Illinois, Iowa State, Kansas State
Miami, Miami-Ohio, Michigan, Navy, North Carolina, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Southern Methodist, Southern Mississippi, Syracuse
Texas A&M, Texas-El Paso, Tulsa, West Virginia
Akron, Ball State, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Memphis, Minnesota, New Mexico, San Jose State, Southern California
UNLV, Washington State, Western Kentucky, Wyoming
ONE MORE LOSS TO BE INELIGIBLE (13)
Buffalo, Colorado State, Duke, Kansas, Louisiana-Lafayette, Marshall, New Mexico State, North Texas, Rice, Tennessee
Utah State, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest