Conference USA embarks on its 27th season in 2021.
The CAA should be strong again in the fall with several teams looking for playoff berths.
Jacksonville State, Central Arkansas and Eastern Kentucky will enjoy a “challenge” with the WAC before joining the newly formed (for football) Atlantic Sun in 2022.
“What a time this is to be a football fan,” Eastern Illinois coach Adam Cushing said. “We have a second season … two football seasons in one calendar year.”
The five teams competing will be Charleston Southern, Gardner-Webb, Kennesaw State, Monmouth and Robert Morris.
With the MEAC cancelling their season late, the winner of the SWAC would seem to be the de facto spring FCS HBCU Champions in the spring, especially considering how loaded and talented it is.
The CAA had an excellent regular season in 2018 culminating with a record 6 playoff berths. However, once they got there, everyone except for Maine fell flat. The Colonial again looks strong with most every team feeling like they have a shot at the playoffs.
The Southern Conference is always a competitive league, and 2019. The SoCon only put two teams in the playoffs in 2018, but there was at least one other team with an argument that they belonged as well. In 2019, as many as six teams feel they have at least a shot to qualify for the […]
The 2018 Patriot League football produced two tiers of teams. The first tier was Colgate, who had the best defense in FCS, gave a bowl team all they could handle (Army-West Point), and upset perennial FCS powerhouse James Madison before falling to the eventual FCS National Champions North Dakota State. The second tier was… the other six teams of the Patriot League, who all ended with records under .500. In 2019, can anybody get to the Colgate tier?
MEAC Predicted Order of Finish Last season, North Carolina A&T were the Celebration bowl champions. This season, who is likely to be competing for a Celebration Bowl bid, and who’s likely to be sitting at home? Can the Aggies repeat, or will there be a new team headed to Atlanta this year? Would-Be Celebration Bowl […]
Kennesaw State has dominated the Big South Conference for the last couple of years. After losing 17 OGs to graduation, 2019 will be interesting to see if any of the other teams below them have closed the gap.
Jacksonville State has long had a strangle hold on the Ohio Valley Conference, winning the conference every year since 2014. Despite losing to SEMO last year, the Gamecocks still prevailed.
Last season, Alcorn State was oh-so-close to knocking off North Carolina A&T in the Celebration bowl. This season, who is likely to be competing for a Celebration Bowl bid, and who’s likely to be sitting at home?
The Northeast Conference welcomes two new members in 2019 in LIU and Merrimack, two teams that should bring some juice to the league in future years. That newness extends to many of the existing teams of the NEC, many of whom are headed by first or second year head coaches. In such an environment, Duquesne’s returning talent and longtime head football coach really stand out.
These teams are high caliber teams who will be in contention for PFL crown and the league’s automatic playoff bid.
If you are an FCS fan and you long to see excellent quarterback play, then have we got a deal for you! The Southland conference is full of excellent returning quarterbacks that should keep the scoreboard operators busy all season long.
College Sports Journal announces their 2018 Fearless Prediction for the Order of finish of the Ivy League. Yale surged to the top of the Ivy League last year thanks to the efforts of RB Zane Dudek and and led the league in rushing yards with 1,133 last season. He returns to the Bulldogs, who […]
The James Madison Dukes have won the last two CAA football championships out right, winning the FCS National Championship following the 2016 season and finishing runner up to North Dakota State following the 2017 season. In fact, the Dukes have not lost a conference game – regular season or playoff – under Mike Houston. The Dukes will look […]
College Sports Journal announces their 2018 Fearless Prediction for the Order of finish of the OVC. 2017 was another year where head coach John Grass’ Jacksonville Gamecocks pulverized the rest of their OVC competition and experienced only two losses – one to an FBS team early in the year, and another after a loss in […]
College Sports Journal announces their 2018 Fearless Prediction for the Order of finish of the MEAC. Winners of the Celebration Bowl last season, North Carolina A&T was the runaway choice to repeating as MEAC champions. Aggie fans are accustomed lately to great football teams, but a historic 12-0 season, with a win over an FBS team […]
College Sports Journal announces their 2018 Fearless Prediction for the Order of finish of the Big South Conference. The Kennesaw State Owls are still a relatively young program, but their impressive run in 2017 – and the fact that they graduate little of their quad – means Brian Bohannon’s squad is picked to be the […]
College Sports Journal announces their 2018 Fearless Prediction for the Order of finish of the Big Sky Conference. CSJ picks Weber State to repeat as the Big Sky champions this season, due to the return of five All-Americans and 10 players that earned All-Big Sky honors off last year’s championship team. Leading the Wildcats this […]
We now turn the calendar to 2018 in the in the SWAC and as the calendar changed so did so many things in the conference. This year there will be five new head coaches in the conference (Connell Maynor/Alabama A&M, Donald Hill-Ely/Alabama State, Cedric Thomas/Arkansas Pine-Bluff, Vincent Dancy/Mississippi Valley State, and Eric Dooley/Prairie View A&M) […]
College Sports Journal announces their 2018 Fearless Prediction for the Order of finish of the Southern Conference. CSJ picks Samford to win the SoCon this season, thanks to the powerful Bulldog offense that head coach Chris Hatcher returns in 2018. Leading the Bulldog offense is Samford QB Devlin Hodges, who collected his second straight SoCon […]
College Sports Journal announces their 2018 Fearless Prediction for the Order of finish of the Patriot League. As co-champions of the Patriot League last season, the Colgate Raiders missed out on an at-large bid to the playoffs, but return most of the team that finished with a 7-4 record and are picked to win the […]
College Sports Journal announces their 2018 Fearless Prediction for the Order of finish of the SWAC, picking Alcorn State to win the Eastern division and picking Grambling to win the Western division. The Braves are four-time defending SWAC East Division champions, and were picked to win it again by College Sports Journal. Alcorn State features […]
College Sports Journal announces their 2018 Fearless Prediction for the Order of finish of the Northeastern Conference. Last year, Central Connecticut State won the NEC championship and qualified for their first-ever FCS Playoff appearance, and in 2018 CSJ picks them to repeat as conference champions. Central’s offense, which is slated to return eight starters, […]
College Sports Journal announces their 2018 Fearless Prediction for the Order of finish of the Pioneer Football League. The San Diego Toreros are picked by CSJ to repeat as PFL Champions. Last year San Diego won its second consecutive PFL crown in finishing 10-3 overall (8-0 in conference play) and also won its second playoff contest […]