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FCS teams clinch conference titles, playoff bids

By CRAIG HALEY

STATS FCS Senior Editor

(STATS) - The FCS saved some of its best for last as the postseason picture became clearer on Saturday while teams continued to wrap up bids and conference titles.

Ten teams would have their conference's automatic qualifying bid to the national playoffs by the end of the final full weekend of the regular season. On Sunday, 14 other teams will join them as at-large selections in the 24-team field.

First things first, though, as teams were glad to be declared conference champions:

Big Sky - Weber State (9-2, 7-1), Eastern Washington (9-2, 7-1) and UC Davis (9-2, 7-1) shared the championship, with Weber State earning the automatic qualifier.

Big South - Kennesaw State (10-1, 5-0) captured an outright championship and the automatic qualifier.

CAA - Maine (8-3, 7-1) captured an outright championship and the automatic qualifier.

Ivy - In a league that doesn't participate in the postseason, Princeton (10-0, 7-0) ended its season as the outright champion.

MEAC - North Carolina A&T (9-2, 6-1) captured an outright championship and the bid to the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl.

Missouri Valley - Top-ranked North Dakota State (11-0) captured an outright championship and the automatic qualifier.

Northeast - Duquesne (8-3, 5-1) and Sacred Heart (7-4, 5-1) were co-champions, with Duquesne earning the automatic qualifier.

Ohio Valley - Jacksonville State (8-3, 6-1) captured an outright championship and the automatic qualifier.

Patriot - Colgate (9-1, 6-0) captured an outright championship and the automatic qualifier.

Pioneer - San Diego (9-2, 8-0) captured an outright championship and the automatic qualifier.

Southern - Wofford (8-3, 6-2), ETSU (8-3, 6-2) and Furman (6-4, 6-2) shared the championship, with Wofford earning the automatic qualifier.

Southland - Nicholls (8-3, 7-2) and UIW (6-4, 6-2) were co-champions, with Nicholls earning the automatic qualifier.

SWAC - East Division champion Alcorn State (8-3, 6-1) will host Grambling State or Southern, who meet for the West Division title next Saturday, in the conference championship game on Dec. 1.

Updated November 17, 2018

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