Teague to Chair Division I FCS Selection Committee

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first_imgCONWAY, Ark. – University of Central Arkansas director of athletics Dr. Brad Teague has assumed the role of chairman of the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Selection Committee for the 2018 season.Teague, in his 12th year at Central Arkansas, officially begins his term on Sept. 1.The FCS Selection committee consists of 10 athletics directors from the FCS conferences that have automatic qualification status to the football playoffs and is unique in that it is the only national committee that is 100 percent comprised of athletic directors.”I am looking forward to the coming year serving as chair of the FCS selection committee,’ said Teague, who is in his fourth and final year as a member of the committee. “This is a great group of athletic directors who work extremely hard to ensure a fair and valid selection of the championship bracket is completed. “Five of the 10 members on this year’s committee are incoming members and two of the other five have only served one year.”We will have to communicate regularly and provide some additional discussion and training to ensure we are fully prepared for the business this fall of selecting the field for one of the NCAA’s great championships,’ said Teague.The committeee will select 24 teams to play for the championship, with 14 of those receiving at-large slots. The Southland Conference had three teams in the playoff field in 2017, including Central Arkansas, Sam Houston State and Nicholls State.”The value for these slots is placed on Division I wins and an emphasis on quality wins,’ said Teague, who has seen his UCA Bears make the plaoff field the past two seasons. “With only 14 at-large slots available, the competition is strong. The past few years, it has taken eight Division I wins to be considered for selection.’Selection weekend coinsides with the last playing date of the regular season, Nov. 17. After conference calls throughout the season, the selection committee will meet in Indianapolis to complete the selections for release on Sunday, Nov. 18. Round 1 of the FCS Playoffs begins on Nov. 24.”I am happy to represent our great D-I football subdivision this year,’ Teague said. “I anticipate a great year on the gridiron and look forward to watching all these great teams compete for a chance to play in the postseason and play for a national championship.’last_img

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