FCS Playoffs: Low Budget, Lotsa Teams
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The finest 24 in the FCS get their knockout tournament under way this weekend.
Like the Big Dance in hoops, these events confirm champions. Surviving a few rounds leaves little doubt as to who should hoist the hardware.
Simply click on the image below to get a clearer picture of who's playing whom. And yes, the FCS tourney is the official NCAA Division I event:
There are no bloated bowl schedules and no old dudes running around in loud blazers or, in some cases, prison onesies. Losing to strong non-cons -- and sometimes coming close or winning those games, sometimes more than once -- actually builds a case for higher seeding.
It's all rather refreshing, really.