Using the Sagarin ratings from this week alone to project the FCS playoffs, along with the automatic bid for the conferences that receive a bid, the following would be the playoff teams. These teams are seeded 1 through 24 for the 24 teams that make the FCS playoffs. The seven Division I win criteria was used in the selection.
The following are the 10 automatic bid conferences winners:
Top 24 Rankings with playoff spot with the conference name indicating the automatic spot for its conference and then the 14 at-large spots also listed. The autobids are highlighted in bold.
|1||North Dakota State||MVFC|
|3||South Dakota State||At-Large 1|
|5||Weber State||Big Sky|
|6||Sacramento State||At-Large 3|
|7||Montana State||At-Large 4|
|8||Northern Iowa||At-Large 5|
|12||Southern Illinois||At-Large 8|
|13||SE Louisiana||At-Large 9|
|15||Illinois State||At-Large 11|
|20||North Dakota||At-Large 13|
|21||Kennesaw State||At-Large 14|
|22||C. Connecticut St.||NEC|
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