The field of 24 teams competing for the 2013 NCAA Division I Football Championship was announced today by the NCAA Division I Football Championship Committee. The top eight national seeds will host winners from the first round match-ups.
Youngstown State athletic director Ron Strollo served on the FCS playoff committee the previous four years. With YSU hoping to earn its first playoff berth since 2006, he shed some light on the selection process.
The NCAA Division I Football Committee has announced that the top four seeds in the 2013 NCAA Division I Football Championship will be released in alphabetical order this Sunday at 11 a.m. (ET) prior to the 24-team bracket selection show at 11:30 a.m. (ET).
It’s that time. It’s time for Montana to once again divide, and I’m not talking the Continental Divide either.
No, it’s time for all the love to be thrown out the window as Montana and Montana State fans gear up for the annual Griz-Cat showdown, which takes place Saturday in Bozeman.
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HEADLINES IN THE FCS THIS WEEK
The Pioneer Football League Committee of Athletics Directors has voted unanimously to adjust the tiebreaker criteria used to determine the league’s automatic qualifier for the 2013 NCAA Division I Football Championship.
Specifically, the Athletics Directors committee voted to revise the final criteria used in the tiebreaking process. Previously, the league intended to use only the NCAA Football Championship Committee’s Simple Rating System to determine the automatic qualifier once all other tiebreakers were exhausted. Under the new guidelines, the league will use the Simple Rating System – provided it is made public in advance of selection weekend – in combination with the seven computer ratings utilized by College Sporting News’ Gridiron Power Index to determine the automatic qualifier if necessary.
The University of San Diego pulled itself out of the running for the Pioneer Football League championship and an FCS automatic playoff berth after uncovering potential financial aid violations.
With hopes of a conference title and playoff berth on life support, tonight’s matchup with rival UC Davis comes at a perfect time for the Cal Poly football team.
For this week, the Mustangs can take their minds off dwindling goals and place them squarely on something fully within their control — trying to win their second straight Battle for the Golden Horseshoe.
Eastern Illinois QB Jimmy Garoppolo threw his 35th TD of the season against Tennessee State, breaking the record previously held by former EIU QB Tony Romo. That touchdown was also the 100th of his career, moving him into 13th place in NCAA FCS history. He broke the OVC record for career passing attempts (1,432).
The legend of Cody Kirk continues to grow in Bozeman.
In Montana State’s 34-17 victory over UC Davis last week, Kirk rushed for 119 yards and two touchdowns as the Bobcats improved to 4-0 in the Big Sky Conference and 6-2 overall.
“He’s a pretty remarkable player,” said Bobcat head coach Rob Ash.
Last week’s Southland scoreboard proved that which was already taken as a given — offense is running the roost in college football, especially in this conference.
The league’s eight teams combined for 326 points, an average of 81.5 per game.
There were high expectations heading into the football season for the Redbirds. A combination of a transfer dual-threat quarterback from a Football Bowl Subdivision school, a playoff appearance the year before and a new stadium all led to many believing the Redbirds were going to be at the top to stay in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS).
Not unlike children being disciplined by their parents after making a mistake, the JMU coaching staff has just one question for their players: Did you learn your lesson?
Coming off of an underwhelming performance last Saturday against the College of William & Mary, the Dukes (5-3, 2-2 Colonial Athletic Association) are attempting to take some positives from last week and move on.
As if the 48-10 loss to Bucknell on Saturday in Lewisburg wasn’t bad enough, Lehigh also lost senior quarterback Brandon Bialkowski for the season.
On Tuesday, Mountain Hawks coach Andy Coen confirmed what was first speculated immediately after the game and that’s that Bialkowski has a broken collarbone that will end his season, and career, at Lehigh.
Although Coen wouldn’t announce the team’s plans, it is expected that junior Matt McHale will become the starter when the Mountain Hawks play Holy Cross on Nov. 9 at Goodman Stadium. Nick Shafnisky, the freshman from Whitehall, will likely move up to No. 2 on the depth chart.