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There Aren't Enough Spots For All Of The Bowl Eligible Teams This Year

A closeup look at the pylon at the Orange Bowl.

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - DECEMBER 30: A detailed view of Capital One Orange Bowl signage on pylon before the game between the Miami Hurricanes and the Wisconsin Badgers at Hard Rock Stadium on December 30, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

This is the final weekend of the college football regular season, with conference title games up next. There are still a couple of makeup regular season games to be played next week as well.

Currently, 80 teams have reached the requisite six wins for bowl eligibility. Kansas State is on the verge of becoming No. 81.

Additionally, there are a couple of other teams who could still become bowl eligible. That's problematic, because there won't be enough spots for all of them.

There are 39 bowl games, which makes room for 78 teams. Right away, you can see the math doesn't add up.

We've had this situation happen before, and it ends with a couple of teams being forced to stay home despite winning six or more games.

That's where we are headed again this year.

Bowl season begins on Dec. 15.