Week 9 FCS Football Bracketology Breakdown

George Hammond

Last Four In: Montana State, Youngstown State, Fordham, Towson

First Four Out: Central Arkansas, Liberty, Montana, Citadel

Perhaps the biggest bracket news on Saturday was overlooked by most fans. Colgate slipped past Fordham 31-29 to move to 3-0 in conference play. The automatic bid is theirs to lose. And with a trip to Lafayette, followed by home games against Lehigh and Bucknell, they probably will not lose it. That means Fordham, who is at 7-2 right now and will likely finish 9-2, moves into the at-large pool. The Rams do have a win over Army, but not much else and we’ve certainly been down this road before with Fordham. However, it could be tough to keep a 9-2 Fordham team out in favor of a mid-table 7-4 Big Sky or CAA team. Charleston Southern is also looking to claim an automatic bid after upsetting Coastal Carolina. That too takes away a bubble spot.


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

Big South: Coastal Carolina, Charleston Southern

CAA: James Madison, Towson, William & Mary, Richmond

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

NEC: Bryant

OVC: Eastern Kentucky, Jacksonville State

Patriot: Colgate, Fordham

Pioneer: Dayton

Southern: Chattanooga

Southland: Sam Houston State, McNeese State


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