It’s time for another episode of B-Mac and Herd’s FCS Podcast.
On this episode, Brian McLaughlin and Sam Herder take a look at the national landscape of the FCS. Is the national title picture wide open after a crazy first few weeks? They also discuss potential QB concerns at JMU and NDSU, while being impressed with the QBs at Nicholls and Weber State.
Lastly, Brian and Sam highlight a top game this week in the CAA along with how crazy the race for the SoCon auto-bid will be.
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FCS Spring Bracketology 3.0
Predicting the FCS playoff bracket is going to be as difficult as it’s ever been for the 2021 spring season.
The 24-team bracket has been reduced to 16 teams. The typical format is 10 auto-bids from 10 conferences and 14 at-large bids. This spring, there will be 10 auto-bids and only six at-large bids.
Only four teams will be seeded compared to the usual eight.
Fall games are included in playoff resumes. And while teams can play up to eight regular-season spring games in a 13-week period, the amount of games conferences are playing ranges from four to eight. A minimum of four games must be played to qualify as an at-large bid.
In short, there is going to be a huge imbalance when evaluating playoff resumes. Nonetheless, we will give it a shot and provide weekly playoff predictions.
Playoff Field Predictions
These predictions take current playoff resumes and all future scheduled games into consideration.
2. Weber St.
4. Jacksonville St.