When is the FCS Playoff selection show? Here's how to watch the 2021 bracket reveal

The Division I Football Championship Committee will release the bracket for the 2021 fall FCS Playoffs on Sunday morning.

A 24-team field will be revealed after the spring playoff was reduced to 16 teams due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Eleven teams will receive automatic bids while 13 will be selected as an at-large.

The committee will use criteria to select the field including, but not limited to, overall record, record against Division I opponents, record against opponents from other automatic qualifying conferences, record against FBS opponents, head-to-head record, common opponents' record, FCS Coaches Poll, NCAA Simple Rating System data and input from regional advisory committees.

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The first round will take place Saturday, Nov. 27 while the national championship is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 8 at 11 a.m. CST at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas.

What time will the FCS playoff bracket be released?

  • Date: Sunday, Nov. 21

  • Start time: 11:30 a.m. CST

FCS selection show channel, stream

FILE - Sam Houston State head coach K.C. Keeler, center, is swarmed by his team after they defeated South Dakota State in the NCAA college FCS Football Championship in Frisco, Texas, in this Sunday May 16, 2021, file photo. Sam Houston State won 23-21. Keeler didn't ask his Sam Houston players to stick around long after they won the school's first FCS national championship last May, capping a long and draining season -- physically and emotionally -- because of the pandemic. He's also not asking them to stick around as long at practice this year. Throughout the Championship Subdivision, coaches are making concessions this fall to acknowledge that the quick turnaround from last spring is hard. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)

What is the most recent Coaches Poll?

  1. Sam Houston State

  2. James Madison

  3. Montana State

  4. North Dakota State

  5. Kennesaw State

  6. Eastern Washington

  7. Montana

  8. UT Martin

  9. Villanova

  10. East Tennessee State

  11. UC Davis

  12. Southeastern Louisiana

  13. South Dakota State

  14. Missouri State

  15. Southern Illinois

  16. South Dakota

  17. Jackson State

  18. Sacramento State

  19. Incarnate Word

  20. Princeton

  21. Dartmouth

  22. Stephen F. Austin

  23. Mercer

  24. Monmouth

  25. Florida A&M

Projected playoff field, according to NoBowls.com

Projections before Saturday's games

Automatic bids

  • Sam Houston State

  • Montana State

  • Kennesaw State

  • Villanova

  • North Dakota State

  • Sacred Heart

  • UT Martin

  • Holy Cross

  • Davidson

  • East Tennessee State

  • Incarnate Word

At-large bids

  • Eastern Washington

  • Florida A&M

  • James Madison

  • Mercer

  • Missouri State

  • Montana

  • Rhode Island

  • Sacramento State

  • Southeastern Louisiana

  • South Dakota

  • South Dakota State

  • Southern Illinois

  • UC Davis

National seeds

  1. Sam Houston State

  2. Montana State

  3. James Madison

  4. North Dakota State

  5. Eastern Washington

  6. Villanova

  7. East Tennessee State

  8. Sacramento State

Bubble burst

  • Monmouth

  • Stephen F. Austin

  • William & Mary

  • Northern Iowa

Wyatt D. Wheeler is a reporter and columnist with the Springfield News-Leader. You can contact him at 417-371-6987, by email at wwheeler@news-leader.com or Twitter at @WyattWheeler_NL. He's also the co-host of Sports Talk on Jock Radio weekdays from 4-6 p.m.

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