Week 1 FCS Football Bracketology Breakdown

North Dakota State FCS Football; Photo by Dennis Hubbard
George Hammond

Last Four In: Stony Brook, Youngstown State, Samford, Northern Arizona

First Four Out: James Madison, Stephen F. Austin, Chattanooga, Indiana State

If it didn’t already have a strong reputation as one of the top, if not the top conferences in the FCS, the Missouri Valley Football Conference can boast this week. Four of the league’s five teams in the top 25 won their openers, with number one North Dakota State shocking Kansas State while number nine Northern Iowa toppled Iowa State. The only ranked team that didn’t win was Illinois State, which let a 21-9 lead slip away against Ball State.


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

Big South: Coastal Carolina

CAA: New Hampshire, Richmond, Stony Brook, Towson, Villanova

MEAC: Bethune-Cookman

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

NEC: Wagner

OVC: Eastern Illinois

Patriot: Colgate

Pioneer: Jacksonville

Southern: Samford, Wofford

Southland: Central Arkansas, Sam Houston State


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