Week 5 FCS Football Bracketology Breakdown

George Hammond

Last Four In: Richmond, Northern Arizona, McNeese State, Samford

First Four Out: North Dakota, Indiana State, Southeastern Louisiana, William & Mary

Northern Arizona registered a key conference victory over Montana State on Saturday that could give the Lumberjacks a legitimate chance of making the 24-team FCS playoff field. Although it lost to Montana, Northern Arizona doesn’t face North Dakota or Portland State this season. Eastern Washington is the toughest team left on its schedule. Meanwhile, in the CAA, William & Mary lost to Delaware, 24-23, on a last-second field goal to muddle the conference playoff picture. With standout quarterback John Robertson out with a knee injury, Villanova’s playoff hopes are up in the air even with a strong supporting cast. One scenario that is likely, however, is that the Richmond-William & Mary regular-season ending contest will have big playoff implications.


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Big Sky: Eastern Washington, Montana State, Northern Arizona, Montana

Big South: Coastal Carolina, Liberty

CAA: James Madison, New Hampshire, Villanova, Richmond

MVFC: Illinois State, South Dakota State, North Dakota State, Northern Iowa, Youngstown State

NEC: Bryant

OVC: Eastern Kentucky, Jacksonville State

Patriot: Fordham

Pioneer: San Diego

Southern: Chattanooga, Samford

Southland: Sam Houston State, McNeese State


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