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The 2010 NCAA Division I FCS (Football Championship Subdivision) football season, part of the college football season, will begin in August 2010 and will conclude with the national championship game on January 9, 2011, the evening before that season's BCS National Championship Game.[1] Since 1997, the final game has been played at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga, Tennessee; however, the most recent contract between the NCAA and the Chattanooga organizing committee expired after the 2009 season, and the NCAA opened the hosting rights for the 2010–2012 championship games for bids in 2009. In addition to the current host of Chattanooga, four other cities submitted bids, with the winner to be announced in February 2010:[1]

The January finish to the season is the result of an expanded playoff schedule. The championship tournament will expand from 16 teams to 20, with the Big South and Northeast Conference earning automatic bids for the first time. Eight teams will play first-round games, with the remaining participants receiving byes into the second round. The playoffs will begin at their normal time on Thanksgiving weekend, specifically on November 27. According to early reports, the championship game would be played sometime between December 29, 2010 and January 7, 2011,[2] but it was eventually decided to hold the game the night before the BCS title game.


FCS team wins over FBS teams

Most FCS teams play at least one game against FBS opposition each season; in many cases, the FCS team will receive a substantial sum of money to travel to the FBS school for the game. In the 2009 season, FCS teams played 91 games against FBS opposition, with the FCS team winning five of the games. The number of FBS–FCS games for 2010 is still to be announced.

Conference champions


Automatic berths


In order to be eligible for the playoffs, these teams must have a minimum of eight Division I wins, with at least two against teams in automatic bid conferences. They also must be ranked an average of 16 or better in the national rankings.


(Overall Record, Conference Record)


NCAA FCS Playoff bracket

  Second Round
December 4
Campus Sites
December 11
Campus Sites
December 17 and December 18
Campus Sites
National Championship Game

January 9
Site TBA


* Host institution

SWAC Championship Game

Date Location Venue West Div. Champion East Div. Champion Result
December 12[3] Birmingham, Alabama Legion Field TBD TBD TBD

Gridiron Classic

The Gridiron Classic is an annual game between teams from the Northeast Conference and the Pioneer Football League that has been held since December 2006. Before this season, it had pitted the champions of the two conferences, with the second-place team taking the champion's place if it had received a playoff invitation. With the NEC now receiving an automatic playoff berth, the conference's runner-up will now be a permanent participant.

Date Location Venue NEC Runner-up PFL Champion Result

See also

Notes and references

External links


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