Good news: all 127 FBS teams playing this fall are immediately bowl eligible as NCAA officially approves no win requirements to play in a bowl, sources told @Stadium. Bad news: only 78 teams are needed to fill 39 bowls this year
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) October 14, 2020
2020 is crazy, so why not make life a living hell on the selection committees of each bowl game?
According to Brett McMurphy of Stadium, the NCAA has voted that all 127 FBS team participating this fall are bowl eligible. Unlike the usual required .500 record requirement, any team with any record can participate in a bowl game. This means that for the first time under Head Coach Neal Brown, the Mountaineers are officially bowl eligible.
Despite this, the Mountaineers still have a lot ahead of them. Beginning with Kansas this weekend, West Virginia has three straight winnable games before traveling to Austin to take on the Longhorns on November 7th. Sitting with only one conference loss, coupled with how chaotic the Big 12 has been in 2020, a conference championship appearance is certainly not out of the cards yet.
Nonetheless, our Mountaineers will be competing in the postseason in 2020.