Fall 2021 FCS Playoffs / Bowls of Interest

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Sycamorefan96

The All-MVC Level
Not sure how many follow the playoffs, but with the selection show today here's where I see things.

Likely In (22 teams):
ASUN/WAC (AQ7)= SHSU, SFA
Big Sky= SAC, MTST, EWU, MT, UCD
BSOUTH= KENNESAW
CAA= NOVA, JMU
MVFC= NDSU, MSU, USD, SIU, SDSU
NEC= SHU
OVC= UTM
PATRIOT= HC
PIONEER= DAVIDSON
SOCON= ETSU
SLAND= UIW, SELA

The Last 2 IN= UNI, FAMU

OUT= Mercer (7 wins, but only 6 D1), URI, EKU

Usually the committee only takes schools with 7 D1 wins. With that said I think the bubble is very weak this season and I think UNI squeaks in. Their wins over Sacramento State (won the Big Sky), SDSU, and SIU give them the best resume of the five schools on the bubble.

While I am strongly against letting in MEAC and/or SWAC schools into the field, since they choose to send their best schools to their Bowl Game, I think the committee will still invite Florida A&M into the field. They are 9-2 and finished second in their SWAC division behind Jackson State, so they will not be in the Bowl or the SWAC Championship game next weekend.
 

Sycamorefan96

The All-MVC Level
Nailed it! Picked all 24 teams correctly.

The field:

SF Austin @ Inc Word vs #1 Sam Hou
UT Martin @ MO St vs #8 Mont St
UC Davis @ SDSU vs # 4 Sacramento St
Sac Heart @ Holy Cross vs #5 Villanova

SIU @ S Dakota vs #2 ND State
Davidson @ Kennesaw vs #7 East TN St
FL A&M @ SE Louisiana vs #3 J Madison
UNI @ E Washington vs #6 Montana

A fourth of the field (6/24) are Valley teams.
 

jben

The Sycamore Level
Am I correct???? With the exception of Northwestern, all ISU losses made the field????
SDSU, SD, NDSU, SIU, MOSU. It is a tough league....as ISU fans know all too well.
 

Sycamorefan96

The All-MVC Level
Here's my bracket filled out. Picks in Bold.

1st Round
Stephen F Austin @ Incarnate Word
Tennessee Martin @ Missouri State
Sacred Heart @ Holy Cross
UC Davis @ South Dakota State
Southern Illinois @ South Dakota
Davidson @ Kennesaw State
Northern Iowa @ Eastern Washington
Florida A&M @ SE Louisiana

2nd Round
Stephen F Austin @ #1 Sam Houston State
Missouri State @ #8 Montana State
Holy Cross @ #5 Villanova
South Dakota State
@ #4 Sacramento State
South Dakota @ #2 North Dakota State
Kennesaw State @ #7 East Tennessee State
Eastern Washington @ #6 Montana
SE Louisiana @ #3 James Madison

Quarterfinals
#8 Montana State @ #1 Sam Houston State
South Dakota State @ #5 Villanova
#7 East Tennessee State @ #2 North Dakota State
#6 Montana @ #3 James Madison

Semifinals
#5 Villanova @ #1 Sam Houston State
#3 James Madison @ #2 North Dakota State

Championship Game
#2 North Dakota State vs #1 Sam Houston State
 
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