Jump to content
  • USF Bulls fans join us at The Bulls Pen

    It's simple, free and connects you to other South Florida Bulls fans!

Bowl Game


Recommended Posts


  • Group:  Member
  • Topic Count:  395
  • Content Count:  2,986
  • Reputation:   318
  • Days Won:  12
  • Joined:  08/30/2004

So USF is encouraging folks to buy to put in their claim to bowl tickets which I'm fine with but why only the 6 bowls? What if Navy wins the conference won't that open up the Armed Forces Bowl? Small shot but I'd think a better shot than Hawai'i. And what happens if 9 teams in the AAC are bowl eligible? Could happen, UConn needs to beat either Houston or Temple, Tulsa needs to beat either Navy or Tulane and ECU needs to beat both UCF and Cincy. I realize its a long shot but none of those team play each other so mathematically its possible. What if we have 9 bowl eligible teams and only 7 slots? I know that means none of the 6-7 teams can go but could that preclude USF from going to a bowl? Just wonderin'

Link to comment
Share on other sites


  • Group:  Member
  • Topic Count:  1,650
  • Content Count:  15,826
  • Reputation:   659
  • Days Won:  12
  • Joined:  08/16/2004

So USF is encouraging folks to buy to put in their claim to bowl tickets which I'm fine with but why only the 6 bowls? What if Navy wins the conference won't that open up the Armed Forces Bowl? Small shot but I'd think a better shot than Hawai'i. And what happens if 9 teams in the AAC are bowl eligible? Could happen, UConn needs to beat either Houston or Temple, Tulsa needs to beat either Navy or Tulane and ECU needs to beat both UCF and Cincy. I realize its a long shot but none of those team play each other so mathematically its possible. What if we have 9 bowl eligible teams and only 7 slots? I know that means none of the 6-7 teams can go but could that preclude USF from going to a bowl? Just wonderin'

 

No way with 4 Florida Bowls that we will be left out.

Edited by flsportsfan83
Link to comment
Share on other sites


  • Group:  Member
  • Topic Count:  216
  • Content Count:  3,856
  • Reputation:   449
  • Days Won:  8
  • Joined:  08/17/2006

With the Peach bowl 95% going to the AAC we have 8 slots, not 7.

With 4 Florida bowls it's a 100% guarantee USF is going bowling.

They are talking about needing 5-7 teams to fill out all the slots, because there might not be enough eligible teams to fill all the bowls.

Link to comment
Share on other sites


  • Group:  Member
  • Topic Count:  395
  • Content Count:  2,986
  • Reputation:   318
  • Days Won:  12
  • Joined:  08/30/2004

So 41 bowls, 80 spots (2 are the plus 1 in the playoffs)

Currently there are 62 teams eligible
31 teams not yet eligible but could become eligible - wins(games remaining)
Akron - 5(2), Arizona State - 5(2), Auburn - 5(2), Buffalo - 5(2), Central Michigan - 5(2), Colorado State - 5(2), Connecticut - 5(2), East Carolina - 4(2), Fla. International - 5(1), Georgia State - 3(3), Illinois - 5(2), Indiana - 4(2), Kansas State - 3(3), Kentucky - 4(2), Louisiana-Lafayette - 4(3), Middle Tennessee - 5(2), Minnesota - 4(2), Missouri - 5(2), Nebraska - 5(1), Old Dominion - 5(2), Rice - 4(2), San Jose State - 4(2), South Alabama - 5(3), Texas - 4(2), Tulsa - 5(2), Utah State - 5(2), UTEP - 4(2), Vanderbilt - 4(2), Virginia Tech - 5(2), Washington - 4(2), West Virginia - 5(3)

Edited by cophbulls
Link to comment
Share on other sites


  • Group:  Member
  • Topic Count:  395
  • Content Count:  2,986
  • Reputation:   318
  • Days Won:  12
  • Joined:  08/30/2004

Currently there are 71 teams eligible
18 teams not yet eligible but could become eligible - wins(games remaining)
Buffalo - 5(1),  East Carolina - 5(1), Georgia State - 4(2), Illinois - 5(1), Indiana - 5(1), Kansas State - 4(2), Kentucky - 5(1), Louisiana-Lafayette - 4(2), Minnesota - 5(1), Missouri - 5(1), Nebraska - 5(1), Old Dominion - 5(1), San Jose State - 5(1), South Alabama - 5(2), Texas - 4(2), Tulsa - 5(1), Virginia Tech - 5(1), Washington - 5(1)

There are now 7 bowl eligible teams in the AAC with 2 others (ECU, Tulsa) potentially to become bowl eligible. ECU plays Cincy and Tulsa plays Tulane so the possibility exists that there may be more eligible teams than slots. I did read somewhere that only three of the bowls (Hawaii, St Pete and Birmingham) have to pick from the top 6 AAC bowl eligible. So I'm thinking there is a chance that some team (not us) could be selected for a bowl outside of the bowls the AAC is affiliated with.

One possibility:
Peach/Fiesta  - Navy  (could be someone else but for AAC sake lets hope its Navy)
Birmingham - Houston ( Although they could finish tied for 6th with Cincy they have the tiebreaker in the standings as they beat Cincy)
St Pete - USF (St Pete has the second selection and they had a co-champ last year with UCF, no reason why they would choose anyone else)
Miami - Cincy
Military - UConn
Hawaii - Temple
Boca Raton - East Carolina
Cure - Tulsa

Music City - Memphis


 

Edited by cophbulls
Link to comment
Share on other sites


  • Group:  Member
  • Topic Count:  446
  • Content Count:  10,878
  • Reputation:   2,063
  • Days Won:  23
  • Joined:  12/14/2005


  • Group:  Member
  • Topic Count:  19
  • Content Count:  791
  • Reputation:   44
  • Days Won:  3
  • Joined:  09/02/2009

^  What! USF just creamed Cincy and they get to go to the Hawaii Bowl game out in Honolulu and USF gets to drive over to the St. Pete Bowl?

Link to comment
Share on other sites


  • Group:  Member
  • Topic Count:  1,586
  • Content Count:  23,185
  • Reputation:   2,332
  • Days Won:  65
  • Joined:  09/05/2002

^  What! USF just creamed Cincy and they get to go to the Hawaii Bowl game out in Honolulu and USF gets to drive over to the St. Pete Bowl?

They'll lose a ton of money going to that bowl.

Link to comment
Share on other sites


  • Group:  Member
  • Topic Count:  19
  • Content Count:  791
  • Reputation:   44
  • Days Won:  3
  • Joined:  09/02/2009

St. Pete is fine with me.  If USF goes there, we'll pack the place.  USF's football team will have a great time at whatever bowl they do.

  • Upvote 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites


  • Group:  Member
  • Topic Count:  123
  • Content Count:  2,834
  • Reputation:   66
  • Days Won:  1
  • Joined:  01/17/2004

Listen guys, we havent gone bowling in years.  Nothing wrong with St. Pete.  It'll give us a great showing for future reference.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...