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Season VI FCS Playoffs
Duration: 2/15/2022 - 3/24/2022
National Championship: FCS Season VI National Championship
Location of Championship: Toyota Stadium, Frisco, TX
Champions: Illinois State
Season V FCS Playoffs • Playoffs • Season VII FCS Playoffs

Playoff Qualifiers[edit]

Automatic Berths for Conference Champions[edit]

Seeds are per the final committee rankings, released on February 14th, 2022, with win–loss records at that time.

Conference Team Record Seed Appearance Last Bid Result of Last Appearance
America East Conference New Hampshire (12-1) #1 3rd FCS Season V Round of 16 (L - Penn)
Atlantic Sun Conference Kennesaw State (8-5) #24 4th FCS Season V Second Round (L - Jackson State)
Big Sky Conference Northern Arizona (8-5) #21 1st - -
Carolina Football Conference South Carolina State (7-6) #22 1st - -
Colonial Athletic Association William & Mary (11-2) #2 1st - -
Delta Intercollegiate Conference Tennessee State (11-2) #16 1st - -
Ivy League Harvard (7-6) #23 2nd FCS Season V First Round (L - Penn)
Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference Norfolk State (11-2) #6 2nd FCS Season V First Round (L - Richmond)
Missouri Valley Conference North Dakota State (9-4) #11 2nd FCS Season V Second Round (L - Incarnate Word)
Southland Athletic Conference Incarnate Word (9-4) #14 5th FCS Season V Semifinals (L - Eastern Washington)

At-Large Qualifiers[edit]

Conference Team Record Seed Appearance Last Bid Result of Last Appearance
Big Sky Conference Idaho State (8-4) #17 3rd FCS Season V First Round (L - Samford)
Montana (8-4) #10 4th FCS Season IV Quarterfinals (L - Penn)
Portland State (8-4) #19 1st - -
Carolina Football Conference Western Carolina (10-3) #12 1st - -
Colonial Athletic Association Delaware (8-4) #8 2nd FCS Season IV Second Round (L - New Hampshire)
Towson (7-5) #15 1st - -
Youngstown State (8-5) #13 2nd FCS Season IV Second Round (L - Penn)
Missouri Valley Conference Dayton (8-4) #20 2nd FCS Season II Semifinals (L - Sacramento State)
Eastern Illinois (10-2) #3 1st - -
Illinois State (10-2) #5 1st - -
South Dakota (9-4) #7 1st - -
Southland Athletic Conference Houston Baptist (9-3) #4 1st - -
Nicholls State (9-4) #9 2nd FCS Season III First Round (L - VMI)
Tarleton State (8-4) #18 1st - -

NFCAA FCS Season VI Playoff Bracket[edit]

  First round Second round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                               
16. Tennessee State 49     1. New Hampshire 10  
17. Idaho State 22     16. Tennessee State 24  
  16. Tennessee State 28  
  8. Delaware 20  
9. Nicholls State 24 8. Delaware 34
24. Kennesaw State (OT) 27     24. Kennesaw State 14  
  16. Tennessee State 14  
  5. Illinois State 28  
12. Western Carolina 37     5. Illinois State 28  
21. Northern Arizona 53     21. Northern Arizona 7  
  5. Illinois State 34
  4. Houston Baptist 28  
13. Youngstown State 27 4. Houston Baptist 28
20. Dayton 30     20. Dayton 21  
  5. Illinois State 21
  7. South Dakota 7
14. Incarnate Word 48     3. Eastern Illinois 38  
19. Portland State 7     14. Incarnate Word (OT) 39  
  14. Incarnate Word 10
  6. Norfolk State 28  
11. North Dakota State 21 6. Norfolk State 35
22. Norfolk State 35     22. Norfolk State 14  
  6. Norfolk State 17
  7. South Dakota 21  
10. Montana 21     7. South Dakota 30  
23. Harvard 35     23. Harvard 28  
  7. South Dakota 13
  2. William & Mary 7  
15. Towson 28 2. William & Mary 24
18. Tarleton State 20     15. Towson 0  

NFCAA FCS Season VI NIT Bracket[edit]

  Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                     
1. Merrimack 45
16. North Alabama 52
16. North Alabama 23
8. Fordham 14
8. Fordham 47
9. Gardner-Webb 14
16. North Alabama 15
13. North Carolina A&T 0
4. Morgan State 3
13. North Carolina A&T 35
13. North Carolina A&T 20
5. Lehigh 0
5. Lehigh 27
12. Mississippi Valley State 25
16. North Alabama 14
14. Penn 43
3. Rhode Island 6
14. Penn 45
14. Penn 41
11. Delaware State 22
6. Western Illinois 28
11. Delaware State 35
14. Penn 27
15. UTRGV 0
7. Davidson 40
10. VMI 28
7. Davidson 21
15. UTRGV 34
2. Prairie View A&M 17
15. UTRGV 28