See the sights of the FCS in 2009 as brought to you in these exclusive photo galleries by the College Sporting News staff and guests!
50 players and head coach Henry Frazier III make up the 2009 edition of the Fabulous Fifty Team for Division I Football Championship Subdivision All-American honors from College Sporting News as selected by staff members. Including the honorable mention selections, 138 student-athletes from 71 schools are represented.
|AGS Poll||Sports Network||Coaches|
|1. Villanova (57)||Villanova (101)||Villanova (28)|
|3. William & Mary||Appalachian St.||Appalachian St.|
|4. Appalachian St.||William & Mary||William & Mary|
|6. Southern Illinois||Southern Illinois||Southern Illinois|
|7. New Hampshire||New Hampshire||New Hampshire|
|8. South Carolina St.||South Carolina St.||South Carolina St.|
|9. Elon||Elon||Stephen F. Austin|
|10. Stephen F. Austin||Stephen F. Austin||Elon|
|11. South Dakota St.||South Dakota St.||South Dakota St.|
|12. McNeese St.||McNeese St.||McNeese St.|
|13. Eastern Washington||Eastern Washington||Eastern Washington|
|14. Holy Cross||Holy Cross||Holy Cross|
|15. Jacksonville St.||Prairie View A&M||Eastern Illinois|
|16. Weber St.||Jacksonville St.||Jacksonville St.|
|17. Eastern Illinois||Weber St.||Weber St.|
|18. Northern Iowa||Northern Iowa||Northern Iowa|
|19. Prairie View A&M||Eastern Illinois||Prairie View A&M|
|22. Colgate||Liberty||Florida A&M|
|23. Montana St.||Florida A&M||Pennsylvania|
|24. Texas St.||Lafayette||Texas St.|
|25. James Madison||Texas St.||Lafayette|
All the information for the 31st NCAA Division I Football Championship.
The NCAA Division I Football Championship crowns the highest level of football recognized as NCAA champion in their largest participatory sport.
There is no other higher champion in college football that is decided through a playoff.
By Chuck Burton, The CSN Way Columnist
For years, the FCS national championship game has featured teams that have not been ranked No. 1 going into the playoffs ending up playing for the Division I National Championship. But this year - in a twist of fate - we find two No. 1 teams vying for FCS championship this Friday at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
The FCS Coaches Poll ended the regular season with Montana at the No. 1 spot, with Villanova voted by coaches at No. 3. But the Gridiron Power Index, an index of ten FCS computer and human polls, had Villanova at No. 1 and Montana at No. 3. One thing’s for sure this Friday: a No. 1 - and a No. 3 - will be national champions.
Which one will it be? Check out the full analysis of the FCS Championship game right here.
Terence Thomas, Sr. CSN The CAA Today columnist
They say “Beauty is in the eye of the Beholder”. Every one of us perceives things a little differently than the other. Some of you may perceive a different meaning from the following poem than I. However, it is in this writer’s opinion that the very spirit of this poem runs through the blood of the remaining participants in this FCS season.
By Bruce Dowd, CSN Dowd’s Den Columnist
CSN columnist Bruce Dowd took some time during his drive to Chatty to provide his final thoughts on the 2009 Division Championship in this exclusive interview.