really, you do have a decent chance. FYI - there is no "magic" to you being eligible. for a long time, you've been able to select teams you couldnt apply to. the rules around coach prestige required, and loyalty etc required, appear to be different when you "apply" for a school vs when you "sign up" for a school.
also, between when you left that first time, and came back d1 eligible, if i remember correctly - that was around the job change. at least, i think that is what it looked like some other time your move to d1 was brought up. but maybe i am remembering wrong... i dont know. but that would be another likely suspect. if you aren't eligible for d1 in signups, i would absolutely not hold your breath waiting for another change to the job logic stuff.