Week 6 FCS Football Bracketology Breakdown

North Dakota State FCS Football
George Hammond

Last Four In: Sam Houston State, Youngstown State, South Carolina State, William & Mary

First Four Out: Southeast Missouri State, Tennessee State, Indiana State, South Dakota State

How deep is the Missouri Valley Football Conference this year? Seven teams are ranked in College Sports Madness’ Top 25 and the three other teams that aren’t ranked are pretty good football teams. For instance, Western Illinois threw a big-time scare into No. 1 North Dakota State before the Bison prevailed. One thing that should be a certainty this season is that the MVFC should get five teams in the playoffs.

Two teams that really needed victories but suffered heart-breaking losses instead, Liberty (to Richmond) and Furman (to Coastal Carolina) saw their playoff chances take a big hit. The Flames, who have Appalachian State next week, will likely need to beat Coastal Carolina at the end of the season to get a bid while Furman (who plays at South Carolina in two weeks) will need to reel off five straight SoCon victories to have any shot now.

In the CAA, Villanova and New Hampshire remain the teams to beat as Delaware lost to NEC team Sacred Heart. The Northeast Conference now has four wins over CAA schools this fall. And in the Big Sky, Montana State wins a wild 59-56 victory over Sacramento State in the final seconds to help keep its playoff hopes intact.


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Big Sky: *Eastern Washington, Montana, Montana State

Big South: *Coastal Carolina

CAA: *Villanova, New Hampshire, Richmond, William & Mary

MEAC: *Bethune-Cookman, South Carolina State

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

NEC: *Bryant

OVC: *Jacksonville State, Eastern Kentucky

Patriot: *Fordham

Pioneer: *Jacksonville

Southern: *Chattanooga

Southland:  *Southeastern Louisiana, McNeese State, Sam Houston State

*auto bid


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