In order for teams to become bowl eligible they must be at least 6-6. If there are not enough .500 teams, the NCAA can call on 5-7 programs. After their loss to Arkansas, that’s how Mizzou finished their season. As the program looks for a new head coach, Mack Rhoades has decided to bypass a bowl game.
Statement by Mizzou Director of Athletics Mack Rhoades
“Following this weekend’s football games, there have been significant discussions nationally concerning 5-7 teams participating in bowl games. After careful consideration, we have decided it is not in the best interest of our football program to seek permission from the NCAA to participate in a bowl game. Our focus remains on identifying the right leader for our program and moving forward with the transition process.”