The field for the 2011 FCS playoffs bracket has been released, with Sam Houston State taking the overall No. 1 seed.The 2011 FCS playoff bracket was unveiled at 10 am ET Your top seeds: Sam Houston State, North Dakota State, Georgia Southern, Montana, and Northern Iowa. Without Eastern Washington around, the country is guaranteed a new champion at college football's highest tournament.
The playoffs are scheduled to begin on Nov. 26, with quarterfinals on Dec. 9 and 10, semis the following week, and the final at 1 pm ET on Jan. 7 in Frisco, Texas.
The CAA led the way with five of the 20 teams selected, followed by the SoCon's two. Here's a quick look at the bracket -- we'll update with something cleaner as soon as we can put it together.
Albany at Stony Brook (winner vs. Sam Houston State)
Central Arkansas at Tennessee Tech (winner vs. Montana)
Montana State at New Hampshire (winner vs. Sam Houston State game winner)
Wofford at UNI (winner vs. Montana game winner)
Norfolk State at Old Dominion (winner vs. Georgia Southern)
James Madison at Eastern Kentucky (winner vs. North Dakota State)
Lehigh at Towson (winner vs. NDSU game winner)
Maine at Appalachian State (winner vs. GSU game winner)