Week 5 FCS Football Bracketology Breakdown

Last Four In: Samford, Central Arkansas, New Hampshire, Villanova
First Four Out: Wofford, Illinois State, Cal Poly, North Dakota
Really, this was a pretty disappointing week for many of the teams on the bubble.  There was a great opportunity for many schools to separate themselves, instead they lost games and have expanded the bubble to a great number of schools.  It’s all a matter of perspective.  As many of the teams on the bubble deserve spots as don’t deserve spots.  The only way to describe it is a mess.  Moving forward is only going to be tougher, especially if there’s as much back and forth win swapping as there has been the last two weeks...I really enjoy it!
The Missouri Valley and the Southern Conferences each lost ground in this week’s projection.  The beneficiary was the Colonial, who snatched up both of those new bids.  That puts the MVFC and CAA on equal footing with five teams a piece.  The Southern and Southland both are looking more and more likely as three bids leagues in November.  The biggest question is whether the Big Sky will jump back up and take a bid or two from the current five-bid leagues.
Big Sky (2): Eastern Washington, Montana
Big South (1): Charleston Southern
Colonial (5): Richmond, James Madison, Albany, New Hampshire, Villanova
Missouri Valley (5): North Dakota State, Northern Iowa, South Dakota State, Western Illinois, Youngstown State
Northeast (1): Sacred Heart
Ohio Valley (2): Jacksonville State, Eastern Illinois
Patriot (1): Fordham
Pioneer (1): San Diego
Southern (3): Chattanooga, The Citadel, Samford
Southland (3): Sam Houston State, McNeese State, Central Arkansas