The FCS season has been moved to the spring this academic year due to COVID.
The 24-team bracket will be reduced to 16 teams.
Notable dates are:
- Selection Show: Sunday, April 18
- 1st Round: Weekend of April 24
- Quarterfinals: Weekend of May 1
- Semifinals: Weekend of May 8
- Championship game: May 15 (Frisco, Texas)
The typical format for the bracket is 10 auto-bids from 10 conferences and 14 at-large bids. This spring, there will be 11 auto-bids and five at-large bids. The extra auto-bid will go to the MEAC champion, who usually participates in the Celebration Bowl, or the HBCU National Championship.
Fall games will be included in playoff resumes.
Teams can play up to eight regular-season spring games in a 13-week period with the last regular-season game occurring no later than April 17. A minimum of four games must be played to qualify as an at-large bid.
For more information on conference spring formats and schedules, click here
For more information on teams that have opted out of the spring season, click here