New Rule: Some college teams with 5-7 records can still go to bowl games, if…

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NEW YOK (AP) — Teams with 5-7 records will become eligible for at least two bowl bids, and as many as five, based on their Academic Progress Rates.

The NCAA Division I council approved a recommendation made by the football oversight committee on Monday to fill the record 40 bowls with five-win teams because not enough will meet the standard bowl-eligibility requirements.

There are 75 teams with at least six victories and a .500 record going into the final weekend of the regular season. Only three more can get to six wins.

Based on 2013-14, Nebraska has the best APR among 5-7 teams at 985. Kansas State can become bowl eligible Saturday at West Virginia, but with a 976 APR, the Wildcats should get in either way.

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