FCS playoffs expand by four teams
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Pioneer League champion will join 10 other conference winners as automatic qualifiers for the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs, beginning in 2013.
The move is part of a plan, approved by the NCAA Division I Championships/Sport Management Cabinet this month, expanding the playoffs from 20 to 24 teams.
The top eight teams will be seeded, receive first-round byes and host second-round games. The 16 other teams will bid to host first-round games.
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