Fearless Prediction: The FCS Playoff Bracket

After watching and following all spring, here’s my prediction of who’s in and who’s out of the FCS Playoff bracket this spring. The selection special is at 11:30 AM Sunday and will be unveiled on ESPNU.


Big Sky – Weber State
Big South – Monmouth
CAA – Delaware* (determined by athletic directors’ vote – both Delaware and James Madsion were undefeated)
Missouri Valley – South Dakota State
NEC – Sacred Heart
OVC – Jacksonville State
Patriot League – Holy Cross
Pioneer – Davidson
SoCon – VMI
Southland – Sam Houston State

At-Large Bids

IN: James Madison, North Dakota State, Eastern Washington, North Dakota, Missouri State, Austin Peay

FIRST FOUR OUT: Kennesaw State, UC Davis, Southern Illinois, East Tennessee State


  1. Weber State
  2. South Dakota State
  3. Sam Houston
  4. Delaware


Sacred Heart at No. 1 Weber State
North Dakota at Eastern Washington

Davidson at No. 2 South Dakota State
Austin Peay at Missouri State

Monmouth at No. 3 Sam Houston
Jacksonville State at North Dakota State

Holy Cross at No. 4 Delaware
VMI at James Madison