Montana has made Athlon Sports Projected FCS Playoff Qualifiers list for 2018.
Montana (at-large bid)
Returning head coach Bobby Hauck was a perfect 7-for-7 with Big Sky titles and playoff appearances in his first stint from 2003-09.
By Craig Haley
It isn’t surprising that the most projected 2018 playoff qualifiers out of FCS college football come out of CAA Football and the Missouri Valley Football Conference.
They led the way last season. Basically any season recently.
Nine of the last 10 national champs, and 12 of the last 16, have come out of one of the two conferences. Also, there’s been at least one national finalist from the two conference powers since 2012.
But 10 FCS conferences have automatic bids, and the Big Sky, Southern and Southland are particularly strong as well this season, so a lot of good teams will challenge for the 24 spots.