Brent Yarina, BTN.com Senior Editor, October 26, 2015
Eight weeks down, and bowl eligibility is starting to become a popular topic.
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Teams are reaching the six-win plateau, which, by the way, is no longer necessary for a bowl invite, every week, and they will continue to do so the rest of the season.
As we enter the final week of October, though, no Power 5 conference boasts more bowl-eligible teams than the Big Ten (6).
With Week 8 victories, Northwestern (6-2), Penn State (6-2) and Wisconsin (6-2) joined Iowa (7-0), Michigan State (8-0) and Ohio State (8-0) in the postseason. For what it's worth, Michigan (5-2), fresh off an open week and playing at Minnesota on Saturday, is one win away from bowl eligibility, too.
Find a breakdown of the Power 5 bowl-eligible teams below:
Big Ten – 6: Iowa; Michigan State; Northwestern; Ohio State; Penn State; Wisconsin
ACC – 5: Clemson; Duke; Florida State; North Carolina; Pitt
SEC – 5: Alabama; Florida; LSU; Mississippi State; Ole Miss
Big 12 – 4: Baylor; Oklahoma; Oklahoma State; TCU
Pac-12 – 2: Stanford; Utah
Most surprising? That would be the Pac-12's two bowl-eligible teams. Expect that number to go up, as soon as next week, as the conference has four teams sitting at five wins.