One hundred thirty NCAA member institutions sponsor Division I Football Championship Subdivision teams. Those teams compete each season to make it into the 24-team playoff and the FCS National Championship game in Frisco, Texas.
Here’s a quick guide to the 2022 FCS Championship, including the schedule, TV network and format for the postseason:
How can I be updated on the 2022 FCS Championship?
We’re providing coverage of the FCS playoffs from start to finish, including the selection show and leading up to the 2022 FCS Championship game on NCAA.com.
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When is the 2022 FCS Championship Game?
The 2022 FCS Championship Game date is Sunday, January 8 at 2 pm ET. It will feature the winning team from each semifinal. The title game is scheduled to air on the ABC.
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Where is the FCS Championship Game?
The FCS Championship Game will be played in Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. It will be the 10th time the FCS Championship Game has been played in Toyota Stadium and the 13th time in Frisco.
How are FCS playoff teams selected?
The NCAA Division I Football Championship provides a field of 24 teams to compete in a single-elimination tournament. Of the 24 teams, conference champions will receive automatic qualifications with the remaining best teams being selected on an at-large basis by the Division I Football Championship Committee.
The top eight teams in the 24-team bracket for the championship are seeded and receive first-round byes.
Team pairings are determined according to geographical proximity. Teams from the same conference will not be paired for first-round games or for second-round games when both teams are playing their first games of the championship (except for teams from the same conference that did not play against each other during the regular season such teams may play each other in the first and second round).
BRACKET: See the complete 2022 FCS playoff bracket
When are FCS playoff teams selected?
Teams for the FCS playoffs will be selected on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022. The selection show is scheduled to air Sunday, Nov. 20 at 12:30 pm ET on ESPNU.
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What are the current FCS rankings?
Click or tap here to view the latest FCS rankings, which will be updated throughout the season.
Who are the past FCS champions?
Here are the previous winners of the FCS Championship Game, which started in the 1978 season.
|2021||North Dakota State||Matt Entz||38-10||Montana State||Frisco, TX|
|2020||Sam Houston||K.C. Keeler||23-21||south dakota state||Frisco, TX|
|2019||North Dakota State||Matt Entz||28-20||James Madison||Frisco, TX|
|2018||North Dakota State||Chris Klieman||38-24||Eastern Washington||Frisco, TX|
|2017||North Dakota State||Chris Klieman||17-13||James Madison||Frisco, TX|
|2016||James Madison||mike houston||28-14||Youngstown State||Frisco, TX|
|2015||North Dakota State||Chris Klieman||37-10||Jacksonville State||Frisco, TX|
|2014||North Dakota State||Chris Klieman||29-27||Illinois State||Frisco, TX|
|2013||North Dakota State||Craig Bohl||35-7||Towson||Frisco, TX|
|2012||North Dakota State||Craig Bohl||39-13||Sam Houston State||Frisco, TX|
|2011||North Dakota State||Craig Bohl||17-6||Sam Houston State||Frisco, TX|
|2010||Eastern Washington||Handsome Baldwin||20-19||Delaware||Frisco, TX|
|2009||Villanova||Andy Talley||23-21||Montana||Chattanooga, Tenn.|
|2008||richmond||mike london||24-7||Montana||Chattanooga, Tenn.|
|2007||Appalachian State||jerry moore||49-21||Delaware||Chattanooga, Tenn.|
|2006||Appalachian State||jerry moore||28-17||Massachusetts||Chattanooga, Tenn.|
|2005||Appalachian State||jerry moore||21-16||UNITED||Chattanooga, Tenn.|
|2004||James Madison||Mickey Matthews||31-21||Montana||Chattanooga, Tenn.|
|2003||Delaware||K.C. Keeler||40-0||Colgate||Chattanooga, Tenn.|
|2002||Western Kentucky||Jack Harbaugh||34-14||McNeese State||Chattanooga, Tenn.|
|2001||Montana||Joe Glenn||13-6||Furman||Chattanooga, Tenn.|
|2000||Georgia Southern||Paul Johnson||27-25||Montana||Chattanooga, Tenn.|
|1999||Georgia Southern||Paul Johnson||59-24||Youngstown State||Chattanooga, Tenn.|
|1998||Massachusetts||Mark Whipple||55-43||Georgia Southern||Chattanooga, Tenn.|
|1997||Youngstown State||Jim Tressel||10-9||McNeese State||Chattanooga, Tenn.|
|1996||Marshall||Bob Pruett||49-29||Montana||Huntington, W.Va.|
|1995||Montana||Don Read||22-20||Marshall||Huntington, W.Va.|
|1994||Youngstown State||Jim Tressel||28-14||Boise State||Huntington, W.Va.|
|1993||Youngstown State||Jim Tressel||17-5||Marshall||Huntington, W.Va.|
|1992||Marshall||Jim Donnan||31-28||Youngstown State||Huntington, W.Va.|
|1991||Youngstown State||Jim Tressel||25-17||Marshall||Statesboro, Ga.|
|1990||Georgia Southern||Tim Stowers||36-13||Nevada||Statesboro, Ga.|
|1989||Georgia Southern||Erk Russell||37-34||Stephen F. Austin*||Statesboro, Ga.|
|1988||Furman||Jimmy Satterfield||17-12||Georgia Southern||Pocatello, Idaho|
|1987||Louisiana-Monroe||pat collins||43-42||Marshall||Pocatello, Idaho|
|1986||Georgia Southern||Erk Russell||48-21||Arkansas State||Tacoma, Wash.|
|1985||Georgia Southern||Erk Russell||44-42||Furman||Tacoma, Wash.|
|1984||Montana State||Dave Arnold||19-6||Louisiana Tech||Charleston, SC|
|1983||Southern Illinois||Rey Dempsey||43-7||western carolina||Charleston, SC|
|1982||Eastern Kentucky||Roy Kidd||17-14||Delaware||Wichita Falls, Texas|
|nineteen eighty one||Idaho State||Dave Kragthorpe||34-23||Eastern Kentucky||Wichita Falls, Texas|
|1980||Boise State||Jim Criner||31-29||Eastern Kentucky||Sacramento, Calif.|
|1979||Eastern Kentucky||Roy Kidd||30-7||Lehigh||Orlando, Fla.|
|1978||Florida A&M||Rudy Hubbard||35-28||Massachusetts||Wichita Falls, Texas|
* — Stephen F. Austin’s participation in 1989 championship vacated.