The James Madison Dukes are undefeated this year, but 23 other teams will be trying to dethrone them when the 2017 FCS tournament gets underway on Nov. 25. The games will not be televised, but you can live stream them online using WatchESPN.
James Madison (11-0) and the North Dakota State Bison (9-2) are the top two seeds in this year's playoff bracket, and both drew a bye in the opening week. The two teams have combined to win the last six national championships — and they could collide in the championship game in Frisco, Texas on Jan. 6, 2018.
The FCS playoffs will also feature top-notch FCS teams like the No. 3 Jacksonville State Gamecocks (10-1), No. 5 South Dakota State Jackrabbits (9-2), and the No. 8 Southern Utah Thunderbirds (9-2).
The top eight teams receive a bye, so the other 16 will meet beginning with Furman (7-4) and Elon (8-3) at 1 p.m. ET Saturday. The full schedule for the first two weeks can be found below.
2017 FCS Playoff Bracket
FCS Playoffs schedule
First-round games on Nov. 25 (All games on ESPN3)
Game 1: Furman (7-4) vs. Elon (8-3) at 1 p.m. ET (live stream)
Game 2: Central Conn. St. (8-3) vs. New Hampshire (7-4) at 2 p.m. ET (live stream)
Game 3: Samford (8-3) vs. Kennesaw St. (10-1) at 2 p.m. ET (live stream)
Game 4: Lehigh (5-6) vs. Stony Brook (9-2) at 2 p.m. ET (live stream)
Game 5: Western Ill. (8-3) vs. Weber St. (9-2) at 4 p.m. ET (live stream)
Game 6: South Dakota (7-4) vs. Nicholls St. (8-3) at 4 p.m. ET (live stream)
Game 7: Monmouth (9-2) vs. UNI (7-4) at 5 p.m. ET (live stream)
Game 8: San Diego (9-2) vs. Northern Ariz. (7-4) at 8 p.m. ET (live stream)
Second-round games on Dec. 2 (All games on ESPN3)
Game 9: Lehigh/Stony Brook vs. No. 1 James Madison (11-0) at 2 p.m. ET
Game 10: Samford/Kennesaw St. vs. No. 3 Jacksonville St. (10-1) at 2 p.m. ET
Game 11: Furman/Elon vs. No. 7 Wofford (9-2) at 2 p.m. ET
Game 12: Monmouth/UNI vs. No. 5 South Dakota St. (9-2) at 3 p.m. ET
Game 13: Central Conn. St./New Hampshire vs. No. 4 Central Ark. (10-1) at 3 p.m. ET
Game 14: South Dakota/Nicholls St. vs. No. 6 Sam Houston St. (10-1) at 3 p.m. ET
Game 15: San Diego/Northern Ariz. vs. No. 2 North Dakota St. (10-1) at 3 p.m. ET
Game 16: Western Ill./Weber St. vs. No. 8 Southern Utah (9-2) at 8 p.m. ET