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getting some love from rivals.com

http://collegefootball.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=739052

we're a bubble team… though we all already knew that, just nice to see we're getting love from rivals.com

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[table]
[tr][td]                    [/td][td]Conference..[/td][td]Overall[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Team                [/td][td]Record    [/td][td]Record[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Troy                [/td][td]5-0[/td][td]7-3[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Florida Atlantic    [/td][td]4-1[/td][td]5-4[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Middle Tennessee    [/td][td]4-2[/td][td]5-6[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]ULM                  [/td][td]3-3[/td][td]2-1[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Louisiana-Lafayette  [/td][td]2-3[/td][td]2-8[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Arkansas State      [/td][td]2-4[/td][td]4-6[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]North Texas          [/td][td]1-4[/td][td]1-8[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Florida International[/td][td]0-4[/td][td]0-9[/td][/tr]
[/table]

FLORIDA ATLANTIC (5-4)
Why they will make it: You did see the entry that says "at Florida International," right?
Why they won't: The Owls' last three games are on the road, even if one of the road games is in Miami - about an hour from FAU's campus in Boca Raton.

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[tr][td]Troy remaining[/td][td]schedule            [/td][td]  [/td][td]      [/td][/tr]
[tr][td]* Tue, Nov 20 [/td][td]Middle Tennessee[/td][td]at[/td][td]Troy[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]* Sat, Dec 01 [/td][td]Florida Atlantic[/td][td]at[/td][td]Troy[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]              [/td][td]                [/td][td]  [/td][td]      [/td][/tr]
[tr][td]FAU remaining[/td][td]schedule                [/td][td]  [/td][td]      [/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Sat, Nov 17[/td][td]Florida Atlantic [/td][td]at[/td][td]Florida[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]* Sat, Nov 24[/td][td]Florida Atlantic [/td][td]at[/td][td]FIU[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]* Sat, Dec 01[/td][td]Florida Atlantic [/td][td]at[/td][td]Troy[/td][/tr]
[/table]

Troy is listed as bowl eligible. If they finish 0-2 and FAU 3-0 FAU will win the Sun Belt and go to the N.O. Bowl game.
Otherwise Troy goes to the N.O. Bowl.
Will the Sun Belt get two bowl teams this year or not until next year?
I don't think a 6-6 finish will get the Sun Belt and invitation to a 2'nd Bowl game.
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According to this Rivals.com list, here are the teams which have qualified for bowls:

1. Air Force  2. Alabama 3. Arizona State 4. Arkansas 5. Auburn 6. Boise State 7. Boston College
8. Bowling Green 9. BYU 10. California 11. Central Michigan 12. Cincinnati 13. Clemson 14. Connecticut
15. East Carolina  16. Florida 17. Florida State 18. Fresno State 19. Georgia 20. Georgia Tech 21. Hawaii
22. Houston 23. Illinois 24. Indiana 25. Iowa 26. Kansas 27. Kentucky 28. LSU 29. Michigan
30. Michigan State 31. Mississippi State 32. Missouri 33. Navy 34. New Mexico 35. Northwestern
36. Ohio State 37. Oklahoma 38. Oregon 39. Oregon State 40. Penn State 41. Purdue 42. Rutgers
43. South Carolina 44. South Florida  45. Southern California 46. Tennessee 47. Texas 48. Texas A&M
49. Texas Tech 50. Troy 51. Tulsa 52. UCF 53. Utah 54. Virginia 55. Virginia Tech 56. Wake Forest
57. West Virginia 58. Wisconsin

There are 32 Bowl Games:
1. Allstate BCS Championship Game
(BCS No. 1 vs. BCS No. 2)
2. Allstate Sugar
(BCS vs. BCS)
3. FedEx Orange
(BCS vs. BCS)
4. Tostitos Fiesta
(BCS vs. BCS)
5. Rose Bowl presented by Citi
(BCS vs. BCS)
6. GMAC
(C-USA No. 2 vs. MAC)
7. International
(MAC No. 3 vs. Big East No. 4)
8. Capital One
(Big Ten No. 2 vs. SEC No. 2)
9. Gator
(ACC No. 3 vs. Big 12 No. 4/Big East No. 2)
10. Outback
(Big Ten No. 3 vs. SEC No. 3/4)
11. AT&T Cotton
(Big 12 No. 2 vs. SEC No. 3/4)
12. Roady's Humanitarian
(WAC vs. ACC No. 8)
13. Chick-fil-A
(ACC No. 2 vs. SEC No. 5)
14. Valero Alamo
(Big Ten No. 4/5 vs. Big 12 No. 4/5)
15. Meineke Car Care
(Big East No. 3 vs. ACC No. 5/6/7)
16. Champs Sports
(ACC No. 4 vs. Big Ten No. 4/5)
17. Insight
(Big 12 No. 6 vs. Big Ten No. 6)
18. AutoZone Liberty
(C-USA No. 1 vs. SEC No. 7)
19. Brut Sun
(Pac-10 No. 3 vs. Big 12/Big East)
20. Gaylord Hotels Music City
(ACC No. 5/6/7 vs. SEC No. 6)
21. Texas
(Big 12 No. 8 vs. C-USA)
22. Pacific Life Holiday
(Pac-10 No. 2 vs. Big 12 No. 3)
23. PetroSun Independence
(SEC No. 8 vs. Big 12 No. 7)
24. Emerald Bowl
(Pac-10 No. 4 vs. ACC No. 5/6/7)
25. Motor City
(Big Ten No. 7 vs. MAC No. 1/2)
26. Sheraton Hawaii
(WAC vs. C-USA)
27. Bell Helicopter Armed Forces
(Mountain West vs. Pac-10 No. 6)
28. New Mexico
(WAC vs. Mountain West)
29. PapaJohns.com
(C-USA vs. Big East No. 5)
30. R&L Carriers New Orleans
(Sun Belt No. 1 vs. C-USA)
31. Pioneer Las Vegas
(Pac-10 No. 4/5 vs. Mountain West No. 1)
32. San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia
(Mountain West vs. Navy/At-large)

32 bowls means 64 teams are bowling and 58 have already qualified (6 spots left, with 20 other teams besides us one game away from qualifying)….looks like we NEED to win both Sun Belt games!!!  If there is any other choice, I doubt a bowl selection committee will select a Sun Belt team at the bottom of the league in home attendance who does not travel well.  Troy, on the otherhand would be much more likely to get a invite to fill an open spot in a bowl.
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