Not every team that’s bowl eligible will be going to one.
There are 81 teams that have secured bowl eligibility — and Virginia Tech will have a chance to do so next weekend — but only 78 bowl slots are available.
Among the teams that didn’t make the cut were Florida State — which lost to Florida on Saturday and will miss a bowl for the first time in 37 seasons — and Arizona. The Wildcats blew a 19-point lead in the fourth quarter and lost 41-40 to Arizona State.
Virginia Tech (5-6) can become bowl eligible with a win over Marshall next weekend.