2011 NCAA Division I FCS football season

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2011 NCAA Division I FCS season
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Regular season
DurationSeptember – November
Payton Award Bo Levi Mitchell, Eastern Washington
Buchanan Award Matt Evans, New Hampshire
Playoff
DurationNovember 26 – December 17
Championship date January 7, 2012
Championship site Pizza Hut Park, Frisco, TX
Champion North Dakota State
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The 2011 NCAA Division I FCS football season, part of college football in the United States, was organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at the Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) level. The season began on September 1, 2011, and concluded with the 2012 NCAA Division I Football Championship Game on January 7, 2012, at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, Texas. North Dakota State won their first FCS championship, defeating Sam Houston State by a final score of 17–6.

Contents

New FCS program

Teams transitioning to FBS

In addition to UTSA, three other schools began transitions to the FBS. They are subject to the same restrictions as UTSA regarding postseason eligibility until 2013.

FCS team wins over FBS teams

Conference standings

2011 Big Sky Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 7 Montana State +^ 71    103 
No. 5 Montana +^ (7
5
1)
1
    (11
6
3)
3
 
Portland State  53    74 
Eastern Washington  53    65 
Weber State  53    56 
Northern Arizona  35    47 
Sacramento State  35    47 
Idaho State  17    29 
Northern Colorado  08    011 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ FCS playoff participant
  • Montana later vacated five wins, conference co-championship, and playoff participation; Idaho State ineligible for FCS playoffs due to APR violations
Rankings from The Sports Network poll
2011 Big South Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 18 Stony Brook $^ 60    94 
No. 25 Liberty  51    74 
Coastal Carolina  33    74 
Presbyterian  33    47 
Gardner–Webb  24    47 
VMI  24    29 
Charleston Southern  06    011 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ FCS playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network poll
2011 Colonial Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 9 Towson $^ 71    93 
No. 10 Old Dominion ^ 62    103 
No. 8 Maine ^ 62    94 
No. 11 New Hampshire ^ 62    84 
No. 17 Delaware  53    74 
No. 15 James Madison ^ 53    85 
William & Mary  35    56 
Rhode Island  26    38 
Villanova  17    29 
Richmond  08    38 
UMass * 00    56 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ FCS playoff participant
  • * – UMass' conference record was 0–0 because they were transitioning to FBS.
Rankings from The Sports Network poll
2011 Great West Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 23 North Dakota + 31    83 
Cal Poly + 31    65 
South Dakota  22    65 
Southern Utah  13    65 
UC Davis  13    47 
  • + Conference co-champions
Rankings from The Sports Network poll
2011 Ivy League football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 16 Harvard $ 70    91 
Brown  43    73 
Dartmouth  43    55 
Penn  43    55 
Yale  43    55 
Cornell  34    55 
Columbia  16    19 
Princeton  16    19 
  • $ Conference champion
Rankings from The Sports Network poll
2011 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 19 Norfolk State $^ 71    93 
Bethune-Cookman  62    83 
South Carolina State  62    74 
Florida A&M  53    74 
Hampton  53    74 
Howard  44    56 
Morgan State  44    56 
North Carolina A&T  44    56 
Delaware State  17    38 
North Carolina Central  17    29 
Savannah State  17    110 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ FCS playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network poll
2011 Missouri Valley Football Conference standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 4 North Dakota State +^ 71    141 
No. 2 Northern Iowa +^ 71    103 
No. 18 Illinois State  53    74 
Indiana State  44    65 
Youngstown State  44    65 
South Dakota State  44    56 
Southern Illinois  26    47 
Missouri State  26    29 
Western Illinois  17    29 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ FCS playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network poll
2011 Northeast Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Duquesne + 71    92 
Albany +^ 71    84 
Bryant  53    74 
Monmouth  44    56 
Wagner  44    47 
Sacred Heart  35    56 
Central Connecticut  35    47 
Robert Morris  26    29 
Saint Francis (PA)  17    29 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ FCS playoff participant
2011 Ohio Valley Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 21 Tennessee Tech +^ 62    74 
Eastern Kentucky +^ 62    75 
Jacksonville State + 62    74 
Murray State  53    74 
Tennessee State  44    56 
UT Martin  44    56 
Austin Peay  26    38 
Southeast Missouri State  26    38 
Eastern Illinois  17    29 
  • + Conference co-champions
  • ^ FCS playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network poll
2011 Patriot League football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 6 Lehigh $^ 60    112 
Georgetown  42    83 
Holy Cross  42    65 
Bucknell  33    65 
Colgate  24    56 
Lafayette  24    47 
Fordham  06    110 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ FCS playoff participant
  • Fordham was ineligible for conference title because they offered football scholarships while other Patriot League members did not.
Rankings from The Sports Network poll
2011 Pioneer Football League standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
San Diego + 71    92 
Drake + 71    92 
Jacksonville  62    74 
Campbell  53    65 
Dayton  44    65 
Marist  35    47 
Butler  35    56 
Davidson  26    47 
Morehead State  26    38 
Valparaiso  17    110 
  • + Conference co-champions
2011 Southern Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 3 Georgia Southern $^ 71    113 
No. 12 Wofford ^ 62    84 
No. 9 Appalachian State ^ 62    84 
Furman  53    65 
Samford  44    65 
Chattanooga  35    56 
Elon  35    56 
The Citadel  26    47 
Western Carolina  08    110 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ FCS playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll
2011 Southland Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 1 Sam Houston State $^ 70    141 
No. 15 Central Arkansas ^ 61    94 
Stephen F. Austin  52    65 
McNeese State  43    65 
Northwestern State  34    56 
Lamar  25    47 
Southeastern Louisiana  16    38 
Nicholls State  07    110 
  • $ Conference champion
  • ^ FCS playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network poll
2011 Southwestern Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
East
Alabama A&M xy 72    84 
Alabama State x 72    83 
No. 21 Jackson State x 72    92 
Alcorn State  18    28 
Mississippi Valley State  18    110 
West
Grambling State xy$ 63    84 
Arkansas–Pine Bluff  54    65 
Prairie View A&M  54    56 
Southern  45    47 
Texas Southern  27    47 
Championship: Grambling State 16, Alabama A&M 15
December 10, 2011
  • $ Conference champion
  • x Division champion/co-champions
  • y Championship game participant
  • Jackson State and Southern are ineligible to participate in the SWAC Championship Game due to low APR scores.
Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll
2011 NCAA Division I FCS independents football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
South Alabama      64 
Texas State      66 
UTSA      46 
Georgia State      38 

Playoff qualifiers

Automatic berths for conference champions

At large qualifiers

No teams from the conferences that do not have automatic bids—currently the Great West Conference and Pioneer Football League—received bids.

Abstains

Postseason

NCAA FCS Playoff bracket

First Round
November 26
Campus Sites
Second Round
December 3
Campus Sites
Quarterfinals
December 9 and December 10
Campus Sites
Semifinals
December 16 and December 17
Campus Sites
National Championship Game

January 7
Pizza Hut Park,
Frisco, Texas

Stony Brook 27
Albany 28 1 Sam Houston State*34
Stony Brook*311 Sam Houston State*49
Montana State 13
New Hampshire 25
Montana State*26
1 Sam Houston State*31
4 Montana 28
Central Arkansas 14
Central Arkansas344 Montana*41
Tennessee Tech* 14 4 Montana*48
5 Northern Iowa 10
Wofford 21
5 Northern Iowa*28
1 Sam Houston State 6
2 North Dakota State17
James Madison 14
James Madison202 North Dakota State*26
Eastern Kentucky* 17 2 North Dakota State*24
Lehigh 0
Lehigh40
Towson* 38
2 North Dakota State*35
3 Georgia Southern 7
Old Dominion 48
Norfolk State 18 3 Georgia Southern*55
Old Dominion*353 Georgia Southern*35
Maine 23
Maine34
Appalachian State* 12

*Host institution

SWAC Championship Game

DateLocationVenueWest Div. ChampionEast Div. ChampionResult
December 10 Birmingham, Alabama Legion Field Grambling State Alabama A&M GSU 16 – AAMU 15 [2]

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