Week 6 FCS Football Bracketology Breakdown

Last Four In: Towson, Stony Brook, South Dakota, Montana State
First Six Out: East Tennessee State, Idaho State, Central Arkansas, Missouri State, Northern Iowa, Delaware
No bids changed hands between conferences this week. A few teams fell off and were replaced though. South Dakota basically took their spot by beating, and replacing, Missouri State. Towson jumped onto the tree by beating Stony Brook. They took a fellow CAA member’s spot, Villanova, who lost to Maine.
The big news did come from the Colonial, where Elon takes over as the automatic projection, after their win at James Madison. We’ve also gone back to Bryant as the automatic in the Northeast, as they are undefeated in conference play and former incumbent, Sacred Heart has lost consecutive games. Some other close calls caused some seed shifting. Namely South Dakota State’s and McNeese’s narrow wins against weaker conference foes.
Big Sky (5): *Eastern Washington, UC Davis, Weber State, Montana, Montana State
Big South (1): *Kennesaw State
Colonial (6): *Elon, James Madison, Rhode Island, Maine, Towson, Stony Brook
Missouri Valley (4): *North Dakota State, South Dakota State, Illinois State, South Dakota
Northeast (1): *Bryant
Ohio Valley (1): *Jacksonville State
Patriot (1): *Colgate
Pioneer (1): *San Diego
Southern (1): *Wofford
Southland (3): *McNeese, Nicholls, Sam Houston State
* denotes conference’s projected automatic qualifier