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2012 FCS Conferences and Teams
There are 122 FCS teams in 2012.No more Great West Football Conference.No Independents.111 teams are eligible for the postseason (take out the Ivy League and three APR barred).Subtract the two teams that play in the SWAC Championship plus the various Classic games and that leaves 108 -- give or take.20 teams get into the tournament.In 2011 only 61 teams finished the year with six or more wins.
Yes, schools that sponsor NCAA championship football also challenge for the NCAA basketball trophy. FBS schools don't (they do not win an NCAA football championship) but FCS schools do. Georgetown, Villanova, La Salle and Holy Cross have all won the basketball championship... but only Villanova has also won the football trophy.
Looking at the selections for this year's basketball tourney I see we have a number of FCS names.
Schools that currently sponsor FCS (*) that
Updated 03-12-2012 at 12:59 PM by rwallace
One Friday game and three Saturday.
FINAL #5 Northern Iowa 10 @ #4 Montana 48
FINAL Montana State 13 @ #1 Sam Houston State 49
FINAL Maine 23 @ #3 Georgia Southern 35
FINAL Lehigh 0 @ #2 North Dakota State 24
FINAL Alabama A&M 15 Grambling 16
Updated 12-10-2011 at 05:00 PM by rwallace
And we're underway in Statesboro. I'll be following all the games of the day here, updating as we go.
Obviously a crucial week with all big games in the GPI top 25. I'm not expecting the FBS games to have a large impact on playoff selection since the GPI doesn't indicate seeding, bracket placement or game locations, it is all about the at-large. I would think all the at-larges will come from the current GPI top 25.
This week has four games between top 25 teams, two top 25 teams have already finished their season and three top 25 teams play FBS teams. Rankings based on the Gridiron
Updated 11-19-2011 at 07:19 PM by rwallace