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2017 FCS Bracketology: 7.0

2017 FCS Bracketology: 7.0

The FCS Playoffs committee will release its first rankings next week, which will give us some enlightenment on what they are thinking on the first two months of the season.

I believe I have a solution to the six Valley teams dilemma. Have two play each other in the first round. With Northern Iowa’s and Illinois State’s success last week, they have played themselves into the field and they don’t play this year.

Here’s a look at my projected field. Digest. Debate. Discuss.

AUTOMATIC BIDS (10)

  • Colonial: James Madison
  • Missouri Valley: North Dakota State
  • Big Sky: Northern Arizona
  • Big South: Kennesaw State
  • Northeast: Duquesne
  • Ohio Valley: Jacksonville State
  • Patriot: Lehigh
  • Pioneer: San Diego
  • Southern: Wofford
  • Southland: Central Arkansas

AT-LARGE BIDS (14)

  • Sam Houston State
  • Western Carolina
  • Samford
  • South Dakota
  • South Dakota State
  • Western Illinois
  • Northern Iowa
  • Illinois State
  • Elon
  • Delaware
  • New Hampshire
  • Stony Brook
  • Eastern Washington
  • Southern Utah

NEW TEAMS IN: Kennesaw State, Lehigh, Northern Iowa, Illinois State, Delaware, Southern Utah

TEAMS OUT: Monmouth, Youngstown State, Nicholls, Lafayette, Richmond, Montana

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