2017 FCS Bracketology: 5.0

2017 FCS Bracketology: 5.0

Now the fun begins. We’ve reached the middle of October, so leagues are starting to shake out on who’s going to be playoff contenders and who’s dropping by the way-side. I’ve added another Big Sky school to the bracket as Northern Arizona’s eye-opening win over Illinois State got my attention and many others. The Patriot and Big South continue to trade up on who’s going to win the auto-bid there.

Digest. Debate. Discuss.


  • Big Sky: Eastern Washington
  • Big South: Monmouth
  • Colonial: James Madison
  • Missouri Valley: North Dakota State
  • Northeast: Duquesne
  • Ohio Valley: Jacksonville State
  • Patriot: Lafayette
  • Pioneer: San Diego
  • SoCon: Wofford
  • Southland: Central Arkansas


  • Weber State
  • Northern Arizona
  • Elon
  • New Hampshire
  • Stony Brook
  • Villanova
  • Illinois State
  • South Dakota
  • Western Illinois
  • Youngstown State
  • South Dakota State
  • Western Carolina
  • Samford
  • Sam Houston State

NEW TEAMS IN: Northern Arizona, Monmouth, Lafayette, Duquesne

TEAMS OUT: St. Francis, Colgate, Kennesaw State, The Citadel

View Comments (7)


  1. bisonbill

    October 12, 2017 at 10:48 am

    If this plays out according to Dom, I hope W. Carolina is finally “forced” to come to Fargo…….

  2. Dom's Agent

    October 12, 2017 at 10:48 am

    Bracketology Day… best day of the week. I like the idea of playing teams we have played before or at least that often in the playoffs. From a fan perspective it’s nice if it works out that way.

  3. Jake

    October 12, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    As an SDSU fan, I would be thrilled with this bracket. Take down USed and roll through to a meeting with NDSU in the semi finals.

  4. Life Long

    October 12, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    You put Stony Brook down there just to get Matt Larsen revved up.


    October 12, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    That gives the Valley a shot at 4 teams in the semi finals. Would the committee risk that happening?

  6. Bruce

    October 13, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    Thanks for your work on this Dom.

  7. Brent

    October 14, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    I just got back into the land of the living and after today this bracket should be tossed into the trash!

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