As part of the Stats Perform FCS Top 25 voting panel, I will publish my ballot every week.
4. Weber St.
10. Illinois St.
12. New Hampshire
13. The Citadel
15. Jacksonville St.
17. North Dakota
18. Sam Houston
20. UT Martin
21. Jackson State
23. Tenn. Tech.
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FCS Spring Bracketology 2.0
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.
3. Weber St.