Kansas State officially bowl eligible, per NCAA


As we've previously surmised, Kansas State is now officially bowl-eligible at 5-7, as the NCAA oversight committee has recommended, and the NCAA Division I Council has approved, a protocol to fill the bowl slots unfilled by .600 teams.

The Wildcats, tied with Missouri for the second-best APR among all 5-7 teams, are now guaranteed a bowl bid, assuming the players choose to accept it. That bid will likely come from the Cactus Bowl -- unless the Big 12 gets three teams into the New Year's Six mix, in which K-State would rise to the Liberty.

Missouri immediately announced that they would not accept a bowl bid, but that has no effect on K-State as there would be at least three bowls looking for 5-7 teams in the event K-State loses this weekend.

Brett McMurphy reports that K-State would accept, but it's unclear whether he's reporting that the administration says they'd accept or that the players have agreed to play.