2020 NCAA FCS championship field announced


INDIANAPOLIS — The sphere of 16 groups competing for the 2020 NCAA Division I Soccer Championship was introduced right this moment by the NCAA Division I Soccer Championship Committee.

South Dakota State (5-1), winners of the Missouri Valley Soccer Convention, earned the highest seed of their tenth look within the championship.

Sam Houston (6-0) is the quantity two seed incomes the automated qualifying berth from the Southland Convention.  The Bearkats are making their twelfth total look and first since 2017 within the championship.

James Madison (5-0) is the quantity three seed after successful the CAA’s south division title. The Dukes will make their seventh consecutive look within the championship and seventeenth total.  

Jacksonville State (9-2) rounded out the highest 4 seeds after capturing its ninth Ohio Valley Convention title and its sixth within the final seven years.

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Through the earlier 43 years of the championship, 21 colleges have gained a nationwide title, 5 of which earned a spot on this yr’s bracket.

The 2020 championship discipline consists of 10 computerized qualifiers and 6 at-large qualifiers. Workforce pairings are decided primarily in keeping with geographical proximity.

Groups from the identical convention won’t be paired for first spherical video games. (aside from groups from the identical convention that didn’t play in opposition to one another in the course of the common season; such groups could play one another within the first spherical).

2020 NCAA DIVISION I FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP AUTOMATIC QUALIFIERS (10)

Convention                        Workforce                        File         Earlier App.       Gained     Misplaced        Final App.
Huge Sky                               Weber State                  5-0                        8                     7         8                2019
Huge South                           Monmouth                   3-0                        2                      1         2                2019
Colonial                              Delaware                      5-0                       16                    22       15              2018
Missouri Valley Soccer  South Dakota State     5-1                        9                      8         9                2019
Northeast                          Sacred Coronary heart                3-1                        2                      0         2                2014
Ohio Valley                        Jacksonville State         9-2                        9                      6         9                2018
Patriot                                Holy Cross                     3-0                        3                      0         3                2019
Pioneer Soccer               Davidson                      4-2                        FIRST APPEARANCE
Southern                            VMI                                6-1                        FIRST APPEARANCE
Southland                          Sam Houston               6-0                        11                    19       11              2017

2020 NCAA DIVISION I FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP AT-LARGE SELECTIONS (6)

Workforce                                 Convention            File         Earlier App.       Gained   Misplaced        Final App.
Jap Washington         Huge Sky                      5-1                      13                    19       12             2018 
James Madison                 Colonial                     5-0                       16                   20       14             2019
North Dakota                    MVFC                         4-1                        2                      0         2              2019
North Dakota State          MVFC                         6-2                       10                    36       2               2019
Missouri State                   MVFC                         5-4                        2                      1         2               1990
Southern Illinois               MVFC                         5-3                         8                      8         7               2009 

Longest Consecutive Event Appearances within the Championship (Together with 2020)

North Dakota State – 11
South Dakota State – 10
James Madison – 7
Weber State – 5

Consecutive Event Appearances within the Championship Ending

San Diego – 4
Wofford– 4
UNI– 3

Most Event Appearances within the Championship (Together with 2020)

Delaware – 17
James Madison – 17
Jap Washington – 14
Sam Houston – 12
North Dakota State – 11

Colleges Making the Championship for the First Time

Davidson
VMI

 

Longest Stretch between Championship Appearances

Missouri St.– 1990
Southern Ailing. – 2009
Sacred Coronary heart – 2014

Colleges by Convention

Missouri Valley Soccer Convention – 5
Huge Sky Convention – 2
Colonial Athletic Affiliation- 2

DATES/SITES/PAIRINGS-FIRST-ROUND GAMES

April 24 at Brookings, South Dakota, 3 p.m. (ET) (ESPN3)
Holy Cross (3-0) at #1 South Dakota St. (5-1)

April 24 at Ogden, Utah, 4 p.m. (ET) (ESPN3)
Southern Ailing. (5-3) at Weber St. (5-0)

April 24 at Newark, Delaware, 7 p.m. (ET) (ESPN3)
Sacred Coronary heart (3-1) at Delaware (5-0)

April 24 at Jacksonville, Alabama, 2 p.m. (ET) (ESPN3)
Davidson (4-2) at #4 Jacksonville St. (9-2)

April 24 at Harrisonburg, Virginia, 2 p.m. (ET) (ESPN3)
VMI (6-1) at #3 James Madison (5-0)

April 24 at Grand Fork, North Dakota, 4 p.m. (ET) (ESPN3)
Missouri St. (5-4) at North Dakota (4-1)

April 24 at Fargo, North Dakota, 3:30 p.m. (ET) (ESPN3)
Jap Wash. (5-1) at North Dakota St. (6-2)

April 24 at Huntsville, Texas, Midday (ET) (ESPN3)
Monmouth (3-0) at #2 Sam Houston (6-0)

Tv schedules and recreation instances for all rounds of the 2020 championship shall be up to date at www.NCAA.com/fcs. All rounds of the FCS playoffs will be seen on ESPN’s household of networks with first-round video games going down Saturday, April 24 and concluding with the nationwide championship recreation at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, Sunday, Could 16 at 2 p.m. (ET) on ABC.

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