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2015 NCAA Division I FCS football season

2015 NCAA Division I FCS season
Duration August 29 – November 21, 2015
Playoff
Duration November 28, 2015 – January, 2016
Championship site Toyota Stadium, Frisco, TX
Division I FCS football season

The 2015 NCAA Division I FCS football season, part of college football in the United States, is organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the Division I Football Championship Subdivision level.

Conference changes and new programs

One team left the FCS to transition to FBS while two schools added football at the FCS level, all moves officially taking effect on July 1, 2015.

School 2014 conference 2015 conference
Charlotte Independent C–USA (FBS)
East Tennessee State No program Independent
Kennesaw State No program Big South

Updated stadiums

No FCS schools opened new stadiums for the 2015 season, however two new programs debuted in the season:

Conference standings

2015 Big Sky football standings
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Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll
2015 Big South football standings
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2015 Ivy League football standings
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2015 MEAC football standings
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  • Florida A&M and Savannah State ineligible for postseason due to APR violations
    As of 10 January 2015; Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll
2015 MVFC football standings
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As of 10 January 2015; Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll
2015 NEC football standings
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2015 OVC football standings
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2015 Patriot League football standings
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As of January 10, 2015; Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll
2015 Pioneer Football League standings
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This page is a soft redirect. Valparaiso
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2015 Southern Conference football standings
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This page is a soft redirect. Wofford
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As of 10 January 2015; Rankings from The Sports Network Poll[2]
2015 Southland Conference football standings
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This page is a soft redirect. Incarnate Word*
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  • Abilene Christian and Incarnate Word ineligible for FCS Playoffs due to transition from Division II
    As of 10 January 2015; Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll
2015 SWAC football standings
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x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
2015 NCAA Division I FCS independents football standings
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Conference summaries

Championship games

Conference Champion Runner-up Score Offensive Player of the Year Defensive Player of the Year Coach of the Year
SWAC

Other conference winners

Note: Records are regular-season only, and do not include playoff games.

Conference Champion Record Offensive Player of the Year Defensive Player of the Year Coach of the Year
Big Sky
Big South
CAA
Ivy
MEAC
MVFC
NEC
OVC
Patriot
Pioneer
Southern
Southland

Playoff qualifiers

Automatic berths for conference champions

Conference Team Appearance Last bid Result
Big Sky Conference
Big South Conference
Colonial Athletic Association
Missouri Valley Football Conference
Northeast Conference
Ohio Valley Conference
Patriot League
Pioneer Football League
Southern Conference
Southland Conference

Abstentions

Postseason

NCAA FCS Playoff bracket

  First Round
November 28
Campus Sites
    Second Round
December 5
Campus Sites
    Quarterfinals
December 11 and 12
Campus Sites
    Semifinals
December 18 and 19
Campus Sites
    National Championship
January
1:00 PM
Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas
                                               
              
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Home team   
 Winner
All times in Eastern Standard Time (UTC−05:00)

Coaching changes

Preseason and in-season

This is restricted to coaching changes that took place on or after May 1, 2015. For coaching changes that occurred earlier in 2015, see 2014 NCAA Division I FCS end-of-season coaching changes.

School Outgoing coach Date Reason Replacement

See also

References