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1North Dakota State Logo North Dakota StateNDSU (11-0) completed the perfect regular season. A no doubt slam dunk #1, no questions asked.1
2Kennesaw State LogoKennesaw StateKSU (10-1), the Big South's auto, won a five overtime battle of attrition over Jacksonville State. A top 4 seed should be waiting.2
3Weber State LogoWeber StateWSU (9-2) claimed the Big Sky auto. Having won six straight, four over playoff contenders. A #2-4 seed should be awarded them.3
4Eastern Washington LogoEastern WashingtonEWU (9-2) destroyed Portland State and now waits for their seed. Should land somewhere between #3 and #5.4
5South Dakota State LogoSouth Dakota StateSDSU (8-2) played the "we can outscore you game," with South Dakota. Should easily be a seeded team.5
6UC Davis LogoUC DavisUC-D (9-2) ends with a win over Sacramento State. With an FBS win in their pocket, a national seed should be coming their way.7
7James Madison LogoJames MadisonJMU (8-3) puts Towson down hard in their finale. Should be one of three teams fighting for the final two seeds.8
8Colgate FCS Football Top 25ColgateColgate (9-1) gave up 28 points! But it took the Army to do it. Their weak schedule might cost them a seed, but it'll be close.6
9Maine LogoMaineMaine (8-3) finished off their CAA run with a nailbiter win over Elon, taking the automatic bid. Will a seed come with it? Again, close.12
10Nicholls LogoNichollsNicholls (8-3) whooped SELA on Thursday to claim the Southland automatic.11
11Wofford LogoWoffordWofford (8-3) crushed Presbyterian. A loss by ETSU and a Mercer 30 point output, gives the Terriers the SoCon automatic.15
12Jacksonville State LogoJacksonville StateJSU (8-3) lost a chance to land a national seed, but Kennesaw State wins the five overtime thriller. Still playoff bound as OVC champ.10
13Princeton LogoPrincetonTigers (10-0) complete the perfect regular season also. Their reward? An Ivy League title. No playoffs.17
14Southeast Missouri State LogoSE Missouri StateSEMO (8-3) wins a shoot out over EIU, which EIU pulls many opponents into. Their eight wins should be enough to get a bid.19
15North Carolina A&T LogoNorth Carolina A&TA&T (9-2) should be thankful to Bethune-Cookman for opening the door for another MEAC bid to the Celebrations Bowl.20
16Stony Brook LogoStony BrookSB (7-4) lost at Albany. Not a good way to enter the playoffs, but they should not have to worry about being in.9
17Elon LogoElonElon (6-4) lost to Maine, 27-26. A win would have guaranteed a playoff berth, but this near-win should show that they still belong.16
18Towson LogoTowsonTigers (7-4) lost their third of their last four games. Limping into the playoffs is not good. Still, the resume is too good to deny playoffs.13
19Montana State LogoMontana StateMSU (6-4) slipped past Montana. A few good wins and no bad losses has them in position for the playoffs.23
20Delaware FCS Football Top 25DelawareUD (7-4) was red hot two weeks ago, now losers of two straight. No reason to think that they're not playoff bound though.18
21East Tennessee State LogoEast Tennessee StateETSU (8-3) loss to Samford. The overall schedule is soft, but the computer numbers should land the Bucs a playoff bid.14
22San Diego LogoSan DiegoToreros (9-2) are representing the Pioneer League as champions and playoff participant again.NR
23Incarnate Word LogoIncarnate WordUIW (6-4) had the week off. Last week they looked as close to a lock as could be. Cancelling that finale might have cost them.21
24Eastern Kentucky LogoEastern KentuckyEKU (7-4) finish with a four game win streak. Only one signature win and a SoS ranking around 80, probably won't get an at-large.22
25Indiana State LogoIndiana StateISU (7-4) ends the season on a five game win streak, icluding wins over playoff hopefuls Illinois State and Western Illinois.NR

 

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