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Anthony Chiusano | NCAA.com | April 17, 2021

Every automatic bid to the 2020-21 FCS football playoffs

North Dakota State's football dynasty

The 2020-21 FCS football championship bracket will be fully revealed Sunday, April 18. This year's field was cut down to 16 teams once the event was moved to the spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Of the 16 teams who will participate in this year's championship, 10 will have earned automatic qualification via conference championship. Below is an updated look at each AQ by conference.

2020-21 FCS automatic qualifiers
CONFERENCE SCHOOL
Big Sky Weber State
Big South Monmouth
CAA Delaware
Missouri Valley South Dakota State
NEC Sacred Heart
OVC Jacksonville State
Patriot League Holy Cross
Pioneer League Davidson
Southern VMI
Southland Sam Houston
See latest conference standings

The remaining six championship qualifiers will be selected at large to fill out the 16-team bracket. Sunday's selection show will be aired on ESPNU at 11:30 a.m. ET.

The FCS championship starts the weekend of April 24 with eight first-round games. The playoffs conclude May 16 with the national championship game at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas.

2020-21 FCS CHAMPIONSHIP: Live updates & latest news | See the bracket

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