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No rules likely on bowl eligibility for 2020 College Football season

Abbreviated seasons means all teams have a shot at the postseason

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Every team regardless of their respective win-loss record is likely to be eligible for a bowl game in 2020.

The Division I Football Oversight Committee recommended on Thursday that any team playing this season, regardless of record, or if it meets Academic Progress Rate (APR) requirements for postseason eligibility could make the postseason. The Division I Council must still approve the measure and is scheduled to meet Oct. 13-14.

Another exception to college athletics due to the Coronavirus pandemic. A total of 80 spots in 40 scheduled bowl games to fill toward the end of the year. One bowl game was not renewed during the peak of the first wave of COVID-19. The Redbox Bowl (Pac-12 vs. Big Ten) was canceled after a strong 18-year run before the pandemic.

All of the Power Five conferences announced plans to play football this fall. The Pac-12 agreed to a seven-game shortened all-conference schedule earlier this past week.

“Every Pac-12 team will play the five opponents in its division, plus a divisional crossover game, prior to the Dec. 18 conference championship game,” according to a press release from the conference. “The teams that do not qualify for the title game will play an additional conference game against a squad from the opposite division the same weekend.”

The Pac-12 will release its full schedule of games next week.