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James Madison writes NCAA a letter asking for 9-0 Dukes to be fully bowl eligible

Nov 7, 2023

James Madison is continuing its push to be eligible for the postseason.

The Dukes are 9-0 and in control of the Sun Belt’s East Division at 6-0. However, JMU is ineligible to compete in the Sun Belt title game because it's in its second year at the top level of college football. Tuesday morning, the school sent the NCAA a letter asking again for the governing body to allow the school to be fully eligible for the postseason.

In the letter, James Madison explicitly says the Dukes would have a chance to compete in a New Year’s Six bowl if it finished the season undefeated and was eligible for a bowl game.

Because it’s not eligible for the postseason, James Madison cannot be considered by the College Football Playoff selection committee for its weekly top 25. The highest-ranked Group of Five team in the committee’s rankings at the end of the season automatically qualifies for a New Year’s Six bowl game.

Source: Yahoo Sports

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