No More Six-Loss Bowl Teams? But Which Bowls Are The Most Six-Lossy?

With a playoff on the way, things are about to change for the bowls. There will probably be fewer of them, which raises the (sometimes) tough question of which ones must go. Big Ten ADs want to require seven wins for eligibility, up from six. Fewer bowl teams equals fewer bowls, unless Arkansas State's offense gets speedy enough to play in like three or four.

The last time we looked at this, we used TV ratings and attendance to find the BBVA Compass, Beef O'Brady's and Military among the bowls that would evidently be least missed. Now here's a look at which bowls have been most likely to feature six-loss teams over the last six years, according to's records:

2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 Total

Independence 1 1 1 2 2 7

New Mexico 2 1 1 1 1 6

Insight 2 1 1 4

Kraft 2 1 1 4

Little Caesars 1 1 1 1 4

Music City 2 1 1 4

Armed Forces 2 1 3

BBVA 1 1 1 3

Beef O'Brady's 1 1 1 3

Gator 2 1 3

Liberty 1 1 1 3

Meineke 2 1 3

Alamo 1 1 2

Hawai'i 2 2

MAACO 1 1 2

Military 1 1 2

GoDaddy 1 1

Holiday 1 1

Idaho Potato 1 1

New Orleans 1 1

Pinstripe 1 1

Texas 1 1

Might we think about adding the Independence and New Mexico to the list, even though the New Mexico's pottery trophy is excellent?

While we’re here, let’s watch some college football videos from SB Nation’s new YouTube channel together:

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