Week 12 FCS Football Bracketology Breakdown

Northern Iowa FCS College Football
George Hammond

Last Four In: Tennessee State, Northern Iowa, South Dakota State, Southern Utah

First Four Out: Chattanooga, Liberty, South Carolina State, Montana State

Questions the FCS playoff committee must answer: Does it take five schools from the Missouri Valley Football Conference? What does it do with a possible 10-2 Charleston Southern team? Does the CAA only receive three bids? What about the Southern Conference? It looks like it might be a one-team entry. And how does the committee, which usually pairs opponents based on geographical proximity to one another in the first round, handle a 24-team bracket that’s top heavy with teams from the Midwest and West regions. And finally, with Maine almost certainly getting a first-round bye, who are the lucky teams that get paired in the Black Bears’ bracket with the winner receiving a trip to Orono, Maine, on Dec. 7?


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Big Sky: Eastern Washington, Montana, Northern Arizona, Southern Utah

Big South: Coastal Carolina

CAA: Maine, Towson, William & Mary

MEAC: Bethune-Cookman

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

NEC: Sacred Heart

OVC: Eastern Illinois, Tennessee State

Patriot: Lehigh, Fordham

Pioneer: Butler

Southern: Samford

Southland: Sam Houston State, SE Louisiana, McNeese State


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