The NCAA finally settled on its policy for 5-7 bowl teams.

It won’t be Power Five, it won’t be geography and it won’t be strength of wins. It’ll be Academic Progress Rate that determines whether or not five-win teams get to play in a bowl game, the NCAA announced.

Because of the fact that at least two 5-7 teams — and as many as five — will earn bowl bids, that guarantees that Nebraska will get a bowl bid because of where it sits in APR.

985 — Nebraska (5-7)

976 — Missouri (5-7)

976 — Kansas State (5-6)

975 — Minnesota (5-7)

975 — San Jose State (5-7)

973 — Illinois (5-7)

973 — Rice (5-7)

That’s also good news for Illinois and Minnesota, both of whom are at No. 4 and No. 6 in APR. But Missouri already declined its automatic bid, so Minnesota will guarantee a bowl bid if either Georgia State or South Alabama lose.

Illinois, which would need Georgia State and South Alabama — both underdogs — to lose.

Nebraska beat reporter Sean Callahan did report what Nebraska would do if and when it’s presented a bowl bid.

According to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, Minnesota would also accept a bid. But Illinois has not determined what it would do if it got the opportunity.