Report: Waiver filed to eliminate bowl eligibility for 2020
The 2020 season is going to be a weird one, as the Power 5 conferences could all end up playing a different number of games.
That will make things difficult for the College Football Playoff selection committee, but those problems will trickle down to the other bowl games as well.
According to a report from CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd, the Football Bowl Association would like to have all bowl eligibility requirements (6 wins, etc.) scrapped for 2020:
CFP selection protocol only notes that teams have to be bowl eligible to be considered for the playoff. But even that codicil comes complete with confusion this season. Given the circumstances, the NCAA has yet to determine what constitutes bowl eligibility.
A waiver seeking elimination of all bowl eligibility requirements has been submitted to the NCAA by Football Bowl Association executive director Nick Carparelli. A decision could come as soon as next week.
If there was going to be a year to try this, it would be 2020. Who knows how many schools will get to 6 wins? The SEC is only playing 10 games and league games only, at that.
We’ll see what happens moving forward, but we could see lots of sub-.500 teams in bowl games this postseason.