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2017 FCS Bracketology 4.0

By Robbie Ross
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Robbie Ross projects the 2017 FCS Playoff Bracket.

Top 8 Seeds

1. James Madison
2. North Dakota State
3. Central Arkansas
4. Jacksonville State
5. South Dakota
6. Sam Houston State
7. Elon
8. Wofford

First Round Games

MEAC Runner-Up vs Duquesne (Winner vs #1 James Madison)
Kennesaw State vs Furman (Winner vs #8 Wofford)
Samford vs Illinois State (winner vs #4 Jacksonville State)
South Dakota State vs Southern Utah (winner vs #5 South Dakota)
Colgate vs Stony Brook (winner vs #3 Central Arkansas)
San Diego vs Eastern Washington (winner vs #6 Sam Houston State)
Nicholls Vs Western Carolina (winner vs #7 Elon)
Weber State vs Western Illinois (winner vs #2 North Dakota State)

Bids By Conference

Auto Bid-*

Big Sky- Eastern Washington*, Southern Utah, Weber State

Big South-Kennesaw State*

CAA- James Madison*, Elon, Stony Brook,

MEAC- Runner-Up (winner plays in Celebration Bowl)

Missouri Valley- North Dakota State*, South Dakota, South Dakota State, Illinois State, Western Illinois

Northeast- Duquesne*

Ohio Valley- Jacksonville State*

Patriot- Colgate*

Pioneer- San Diego*

Southern- Wofford*, Furman, Samford, Western Carolina

Southland- Central Arkansas*, Sam Houston State, Nicholls

Robbie Ross - Robbie Ross is Southern Pigskin's lead SoCon writer. A 19-year veteran of the Furman Radio Network, Ross also spent time with the Georgia State Radio Network prior to his ventures with Southern Pigskin. He is a voter in the STATS FCS Top 25 Poll.