It may be happening. There may finally be more bowl slots than there are .500 or better teams in college football. That would seem to leave the NCAA no choice but to allow some 5-7 teams to play in bowl games, should the records work out that way. To this point, the NCAA hasn’t issued a stance on the matter, saying that they think the situation will take care of itself and there will be enough teams with at least 6 wins to fill the slots.
At his outstanding site, TheWizofOdds.com, Jay Christensen writes:
With the season entering Week 2, there is still no word from the NCAA on tweaks to the system. The Wiz queried the governing body by email and phone last week, but no one returned our messages. The directors of five bowl games also were contacted and asked if they knew of a contingency plan should the number of eligible teams fall below 70. Two said they weren’t aware of a plan, two said to contact the NCAA and one didn’t return an email.