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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
We have the 10 conferences and 10 Autobids but what about the other four conferences that don't have an AQ?
Yes, they all don't have an AQ for various reasons... the Great West only has five teams and doesn't qualify, the Ivy League doesn't apply for one or even let their teams participate in the playoffs, the SWAC has a champ game and other scheduling conflicts, and the PFL has applied but didn't get approved yet... so here are their conference champion races detailed for the record.