FCS football began in 1978 when Division 1 was split into 1-A and 1-AA. In 2006, 1-A was renamed "Football Bowl Subdivision" and 1-AA was named "Football Championship Subdivision".
Norfolk State, North Carolina A&T and Morgan State will NOT be playing this spring after all.
The FCS Spring football season kicked off this Saturday and to no one's surprise, North Dakota State is projected to top the nation at the end of the regular season, according to the Congrove Computer Rankings at CollegeFootballPoll.com.
Here's a look at how each conference will handle the 2021 spring football season, noting which teams and conferences have opted in or out.
Wofford is the choice of the Southern Conference coaches to win a 4th straight league title, while the Congrove Computer Rankings at CollegeFootballPoll.com place Furman ahead of the Terriers.
Nicholls is the favorite over Sam Houston State for the Southland Conference spring football season, based on a preseason vote of the league coaches and SID's, while the Congrove Computer Rankings' preseason projections have SHSU just ahead of the Colonels.
The NCAA will announce the selections for a revised 16-team playoff field on Sunday, April 18. This year’s field will include 11 automatic qualifiers and five at-large bids.
The Congrove Computer Rankings have been assessing the strength of all of the teams in the FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision) since 1993, and CollegeFootballPoll.com has been publishing those rankings and associated game predictions since 1999. Beginning this spring, we'll be doing the same for every team in the FCS (Football Championship Subdivision).
The Spring 2021 football schedule for the Patriot League has been released and calls for 6 member schools to play a 4-game conference schedule between March 13 and April 3.
The Pioneer Football League revealed an updated 2021 spring football schedule, Tuesday, sans Dayton and Marist which have opted out.
The Northeast Conference today released its spring football schedules, calling for each team to play 4 league games from March 7 to March 28 with the potential for up to two makeup weeks.
Bethune-Cookman, Florida A&M and North Carolina Central have reversed course and decided to opt out of the spring football season.