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A Major Conference Is Going To Ban Teams From Playing In Bowl Games Unless They Win 6+ Games

The UCLA Bruins huddle before the game against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Rose Bowl.

PASADENA, CA - NOVEMBER 23: The UCLA Bruins huddle before the game against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Rose Bowl on November 23, 2013 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

A casual college football fan might think you need to win at least 6 games to make a bowl game, but that's not the case. Sometimes, there aren't enough six-plus win teams to fill all of the slots, so a couple of 5-7 teams can make it in.

This will no longer be a viable option for teams out of the Pac-12, though. A rule has been passed requiring its teams to win at least six games in order to make a bowl game.

The Associated Press' Ralph D. Russo first reported the news.

From the AP:

The Pac-12 will require its teams to win at least six regular-season games to play in a bowl game, eliminating the opportunity for a 5-7 squad to earn a postseason spot when there are not enough six-win teams nationally to fill the bowls.

Pac-12 presidents passed the rule proposed by a subcommittee of athletic directors.

The Pac-12 has never had a 5-7 team play in a bowl game. There have been five 5-7 teams that have played in bowl games over the last three years.