2022 NCAA Division I FCS season
Regular season
Number of teams130
DurationAugust 27 – December 3
Payton AwardLindsey Scott Jr., QB, Incarnate Word
Buchanan AwardZeke Vandenburgh, LB, Illinois State
Playoff
DurationNovember 26 – December 17
Championship dateJanuary 8, 2023
Championship siteToyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas
ChampionSouth Dakota State
NCAA Division I FCS football seasons

The 2022 NCAA Division I FCS football season, part of college football in the United States, is organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at the Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) level. The regular season began on August 27 and ended on November 19. The postseason began on November 26, and, aside from any all-star games that are scheduled, ended on January 8, 2023, with the 2023 NCAA Division I Football Championship Game at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas.[1]

Conference changes and new programs

Membership changes for 2022

School Former conference New conference
Austin Peay Ohio Valley Conference ASUN Conference
Bryant Northeast Conference Big South Conference
Hampton Big South Conference Colonial Athletic Association
James Madison Colonial Athletic Association Sun Belt Conference (FBS)
Kennesaw State Big South Conference ASUN Conference
Lamar Western Athletic Conference Southland Conference
Lindenwood Great Lakes Valley Conference (Division II) Ohio Valley Conference
Monmouth Big South Conference Colonial Athletic Association
North Alabama Big South Conference ASUN Conference
Southern Utah Big Sky Conference Western Athletic Conference
Stonehill Northeast-10 Conference (Division II) Northeast Conference
Texas A&M–Commerce Lone Star Conference (Division II) Southland Conference

In addition to the listed membership changes, one current FCS member changed its institutional identity before the 2022 season. Dixie State University changed its forward-facing name to Utah Tech University on May 15, 2022, ahead of the legal name change on July 1. The athletic nickname remains Trailblazers.

In November 2021, Incarnate Word announced a move to the Western Athletic Conference for the 2022 season.[2] Days before officially joining, on June 24, the school backed out of that plan, recommitting to the Southland Conference.[3]

On April 8, the Southland Conference (SLC) announced that Lamar, one of four Texas schools that had left the SLC in 2021 to join the Western Athletic Conference, would return to the SLC in 2023.[4] On July 11, 2022, Lamar announced it would accelerate its SLC return to the 2022–23 academic year.[5]

Future membership changes

Rule changes

The following rule changes were recommended by the NCAA Football Rules Committee for the 2022 season.[13]

Other headlines

Kickoff games

"Week Zero"

The regular season began on Saturday, August 27 with seven games in Week 0.

FCS team wins over FBS teams

Non-DI team wins over FCS teams

Upsets

This section lists instances of unranked teams defeating ranked teams during the season.

Regular season

During the regular season, 13 unranked teams defeated a ranked team.

Regular season top 10 matchups

Rankings reflect the STATS Poll.

Rankings

Main article: 2022 NCAA Division I FCS football rankings

The top 25 from the STATS and USA Today Coaches Polls.

Pre-season polls

STATS
Ranking Team
1 North Dakota State (52)
2 South Dakota State (2)
3 Montana
4 Montana State
5 Missouri State
6 Villanova
7 Sacramento State
8 Kennesaw State
9 Southern Illinois
10 Stephen F. Austin
11 East Tennessee State
12 Chattanooga
13 Eastern Washington
14 Incarnate Word
15 Jackson State
16 Holy Cross
17 Southeastern Louisiana
18 UT Martin
19 Delaware
20 Weber State
21 Northern Iowa
22 Rhode Island
23 Mercer
24 Richmond
25 UC Davis
USA Today Coaches
Ranking Team
1 North Dakota State (24)
2 Montana
3 South Dakota State (1)
4 Montana State
5 Villanova
6 Kennesaw State
7 Sacramento State
8 Missouri State
9 Southern Illinois
10 Stephen F. Austin
11 East Tennessee State
12 Eastern Washington
13 Chattanooga
14 Incarnate Word
15 UT Martin
16 Southeastern Louisiana
17 Jackson State
18 Holy Cross
19 Delaware
20 Weber State
21 Northern Iowa
22 UC Davis
23 Mercer
24 Rhode Island т
Richmond т

Final rankings

Rank Stats Perform[21] Coaches' Poll
1 South Dakota State (14–1) (54) South Dakota State (14–1) (26)
2 North Dakota State (12–3) North Dakota State (12–3)
3 Incarnate Word (12–2) Incarnate Word (12–2)
4 Montana State (12–2) Sacramento State (12–1)
5 Sacramento State (12–1) Montana State (12–2)
6 Holy Cross (12–1) Holy Cross (12–1)
7 Samford (11–2) Samford (11–2)
8 William & Mary (11–2) William & Mary (11–2)
9 Weber State (10–3) Weber State (10–3)
10 Furman (10–3) Furman (10–3)
11 Richmond (9–4) Jackson State (12–1)
12 Southeastern Louisiana (9–4) Richmond (9–4)
13 New Hampshire (9–4) Southeast Missouri State (9–3)
14 Montana (8–5) Montana (8–5)
15 Southeast Missouri State (9–3) New Hampshire (9–4)
16 Jackson State (12–1) Fordham (9–3)
17 Elon (8–4) North Carolina Central (10–2)
18 Idaho (7–5) Elon (8–4)
19 Delaware (8–5) Southeastern Louisiana (9–4)
20 North Dakota (7–5) St. Thomas (MN)
21 North Carolina Central (10–2) Mercer (7–4)
22 Fordham (9–3) Idaho (7–5)
23 Chattanooga (7–4) Florida A&M (9–2)
24 Mercer (7–4) Delaware (8–5) т
Chattanooga (7–4) т
25 UC Davis (6–5)

Conference standings

2022 ASUN Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Jacksonville State*   5 0     9 2  
Austin Peay +   3 2     7 4  
Eastern Kentucky +^   3 2     7 5  
Central Arkansas +   3 2     5 6  
Kennesaw State   1 4     5 6  
North Alabama   0 5     1 10  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
  • Note: Jacksonville State ineligible for postseason play and ASUN title due to start of transition to FBS.
Rankings from STATS Poll
2022 Big Sky Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 4 Montana State +^   8 0     12 2  
No. 5 Sacramento State +^   8 0     12 1  
No. 9 Weber State ^   6 2     10 3  
No. 18 Idaho ^   6 2     7 5  
No. 25 UC Davis   5 3     6 5  
No. 14 Montana ^   4 4     8 5  
Portland State   3 5     4 7  
Eastern Washington   2 6     3 8  
Northern Colorado   2 6     3 8  
Northern Arizona   2 6     3 8  
Idaho State   1 7     1 10  
Cal Poly   1 7     2 9  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from STATS Poll
2022 Big South Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Gardner–Webb $^   5 0     7 6  
North Carolina A&T   4 1     7 4  
Campbell   2 3     5 6  
Bryant   2 3     4 7  
Charleston Southern   2 3     2 8  
Robert Morris   0 5     0 11  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from STATS Poll
2022 Colonial Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 8 William & Mary +^   7 1     11 2  
No. 13 New Hampshire +^   7 1     9 4  
No. 11 Richmond ^   6 2     9 4  
No. 17 Elon ^   6 2     8 4  
Rhode Island   5 3     7 4  
No. 19 Delaware ^   4 4     8 5  
Towson   4 4     6 5  
Villanova   4 4     6 5  
Monmouth   3 5     5 6  
Albany   2 6     3 8  
Maine   2 6     2 9  
Hampton   1 7     4 7  
Stony Brook   1 7     2 9  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from STATS Poll
2022 Ivy League football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Yale $   6 1     8 2  
Penn   5 2     8 2  
Princeton   5 2     8 2  
Harvard   4 3     6 4  
Columbia   3 4     6 4  
Cornell   2 5     5 5  
Dartmouth   2 5     3 7  
Brown   1 6     3 7  
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from STATS Poll
2022 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
North Carolina Central +   4 1     10 2  
Howard +   4 1     5 6  
Delaware State   2 3     5 6  
Morgan State   2 3     4 7  
Norfolk State   2 3     2 9  
South Carolina State   1 4     3 8  
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from STATS Poll
2022 Missouri Valley Football Conference standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 1 South Dakota State $^   8 0     14 1  
No. 2 North Dakota State ^   7 1     12 3  
No. 20 North Dakota ^   5 3     7 5  
Youngstown State   5 3     7 4  
Northern Iowa   5 3     6 5  
Illinois State   4 4     6 5  
Southern Illinois   4 4     5 6  
Missouri State   3 5     5 6  
South Dakota   2 6     3 8  
Indiana State   1 7     2 9  
Western Illinois   0 8     0 11  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
As of November 8, 2023
Rankings from STATS Poll
2022 Northeast Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Saint Francis (PA) $^   7 0     9 3  
Merrimack *   6 1     8 3  
LIU   4 3     4 7  
Duquesne   3 4     4 7  
Sacred Heart   3 4     5 6  
Central Connecticut   2 5     2 9  
Stonehill *   2 5     4 5  
Wagner   1 6     1 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
  • Note: Merrimack and Stonehill ineligible for NEC title and FCS postseason play due to transition from NCAA Division II
Rankings from STATS Poll
2022 Ohio Valley Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 15 Southeast Missouri State +^   5 0     9 3  
UT Martin +   5 0     7 4  
Tennessee State   2 3     4 7  
Tennessee Tech   2 3     4 7  
Lindenwood *   1 3     7 3  
Eastern Illinois   1 4     2 9  
Murray State   1 4     2 9  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
  • Note: Lindenwood ineligible for OVC title and FCS postseason play due to transition from NCAA Division II.
Rankings from STATS Poll
2022 Patriot League football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 6 Holy Cross $^   6 0     12 1  
No. 22 Fordham ^   5 1     9 3  
Lafayette   3 3     4 7  
Bucknell   2 4     3 8  
Colgate   2 4     3 8  
Lehigh   2 4     2 9  
Georgetown   1 5     2 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from STATS Poll
2022 Pioneer Football League standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
St. Thomas (MN) * $   8 0     10 1  
Davidson ^   6 2     8 4  
Dayton   6 2     8 3  
Butler   5 3     7 4  
San Diego   4 3     5 5  
Valparaiso   4 4     5 7  
Marist   4 4     4 7  
Drake   3 5     3 8  
Stetson   2 5     4 6  
Morehead State   1 7     2 9  
Presbyterian   0 8     1 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
  • * – St. Thomas (MN) ineligible for FCS postseason play due to transition from NCAA Division III
Rankings from STATS Poll
2022 Southern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 7 Samford $^   8 0     11 2  
No. 10 Furman ^   7 1     10 3  
No. 23 Chattanooga   5 3     7 4  
No. 24 Mercer   5 3     7 4  
Western Carolina   4 4     6 5  
Wofford   3 5     3 8  
The Citadel   3 5     4 7  
East Tennessee State   1 7     3 8  
VMI   0 8     1 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from STATS Poll
2022 Southland Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 12 Southeastern Louisiana +^   5 1     9 4  
No. 3 Incarnate Word +^   5 1     12 2  
Northwestern State   4 2     4 7  
Nicholls   3 3     3 8  
Texas A&M–Commerce *   3 3     5 6  
McNeese   2 4     4 7  
Houston Christian   1 5     2 9  
Lamar   1 5     1 10  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
  • * – Texas A&M–Commerce ineligible for FCS postseason play due to transition from NCAA Division II
Rankings from STATS Poll
2022 Southwestern Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
East Division
No. 16 Jackson State xy$   8 0     12 1  
Florida A&M   7 1     9 2  
Alabama State   4 4     6 5  
Alabama A&M   4 4     4 7  
Bethune–Cookman   2 6     2 9  
Mississippi Valley State   2 6     2 9  
West Division
Southern xy   5 3     7 5  
Prairie View A&M x   5 3     6 5  
Alcorn State   4 4     5 6  
Texas Southern   4 4     5 6  
Grambling State   2 6     3 8  
Arkansas–Pine Bluff   1 7     3 8  
Championship: Jackson State 43, Southern 24
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from STATS Poll
2022 WAC–ASUN Challenge football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Eastern Kentucky $^   4 1     7 5  
Central Arkansas   4 1     5 6  
Austin Peay   3 1     7 4  
Stephen F. Austin   2 1     6 5  
Abilene Christian   1 1     7 4  
Kennesaw State   1 3     5 6  
Southern Utah   0 3     5 6  
North Alabama   0 4     1 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from STATS Poll
2022 Western Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Stephen F. Austin +   3 1     6 5  
Abilene Christian +   3 1     7 4  
Utah Tech *   2 2     4 7  
Tarleton *   1 3     6 5  
Southern Utah   1 3     5 6  
Sam Houston *   0 0     5 4  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • * Note: Sam Houston ineligible for WAC championship and FCS postseason play due to start of transition to FBS; Tarleton and Utah Tech ineligible for FCS postseason play due to transition from NCAA Division II.
Rankings from STATS Poll


Postseason

The FCS again features a 24-team postseason bracket: 11 teams decided via automatic bids issued to conference champions, and 13 at-large bids; the top eight teams were seeded.[22]

Bowl game

Date Time (EST) Game Site Television Participants Affiliations Results
Dec. 17 12:00 p.m. Celebration Bowl Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Atlanta, Georgia
ABC North Carolina Central Eagles (9–2)
Jackson State Tigers (12–0)
MEAC
SWAC
North Carolina Central 41
Jackson State 34 (OT)

Playoff qualifiers

Automatic berths for conference champions

Conference Team Appearance Last bid Result of last appearance
Big Sky Conference Sacramento State 3rd 2021 Second Round (L - South Dakota State)
Big South Conference Gardner–Webb 1st None None
Colonial Athletic Association William & Mary 11th 2015 Second Round (L - Richmond)
Missouri Valley Football Conference South Dakota State 12th 2021 Semifinals (L – Montana State)
Northeast Conference Saint Francis (PA) 2nd 2016 First Round (L – Villanova)
Ohio Valley Conference Southeast Missouri State 4th 2019 First Round (L - Illinois State)
Patriot League Holy Cross 5th 2021 Second Round (L – Villanova)
Pioneer Football League Davidson 3rd 2021 First Round (L – Kennesaw State)
Southern Conference Samford 6th 2017 First Round (L – Kennesaw State)
Southland Conference Southeastern Louisiana 5th 2021 Second Round (L – James Madison)
ASUN Conference-Western Athletic Conference Eastern Kentucky 22nd 2014 First Round (L - Indiana State)

At large qualifiers

Conference Team Appearance Last bid Result of last appearance
Big Sky Conference Montana State 12th 2021 Championship Game (L - North Dakota State)
Weber State 10th 2020 First Round (L - Southern Illinois)
Idaho 12th 1995 First Round (L - McNeese State)
Montana 26th 2021 Quarterfinals (L - James Madison)
Colonial Athletic Association New Hampshire 17th 2017 Quarterfinals (L - South Dakota State)
Elon 4th 2018 First Round (L - Wofford)
Richmond 12th 2016 Quarterfinals (L - Eastern Washington)
Delaware 18th 2020 Semifinals (L - South Dakota State)
Missouri Valley Football Conference North Dakota State 13th 2021 National Champions (W - Montana State)
North Dakota 4th 2020 Quarterfinals (L - James Madison)
Patriot League Fordham 6th 2015 First Round (L - Chattanooga)
Southern Conference Furman 19th 2019 First Round (L - Austin Peay)
Southland Conference Incarnate Word 3rd 2021 Second Round (L - Sam Houston State)

Abstentions

NCAA Division I playoff bracket

First Round
November 26
Campus sites
Second Round
December 3
Campus sites
Quarterfinals
December 9/10
Campus sites
Semifinals
December 16/17
Campus sites
National Championship
January 8
2 p.m. EST
Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas
ABC, ESPN+
1 South Dakota State 42
Saint Francis (PA) 17 Delaware 6
Delaware 56 1 South Dakota State 42
8 Holy Cross 21
8 Holy Cross 35
Fordham 42 New Hampshire 19
New Hampshire 52 1 South Dakota State 39
4 Montana State 18
5 William & Mary 54
Gardner–Webb 52 Gardner–Webb 14
Eastern Kentucky 41 5 William & Mary 7
4 Montana State 55
4 Montana State 33
North Dakota 31 Weber State 25
Weber State 38 1 South Dakota State 45
3 North Dakota State 21
3 North Dakota State 49
Southeast Missouri State 24 Montana 26
Montana 34 3 North Dakota State 27
6 Samford 9
6 Samford 48
Idaho 42 Southeastern Louisiana 42
Southeastern Louisiana 45 3 North Dakota State 35
7 Incarnate Word 32
7 Incarnate Word 41
Elon 6 Furman 38
Furman 31 7 Incarnate Word 66
2 Sacramento State 63
2 Sacramento State 38
Davidson 0 Richmond 31
Richmond 41

Coaching changes

Preseason and in-season

This is restricted to coaching changes that took place on or after May 1, 2022, and will include any changes announced after a team's last regularly scheduled games but before its playoff games. For coaching changes that occurred earlier in 2022, see 2021 NCAA Division I FCS end-of-season coaching changes.

School Outgoing coach Date Reason Replacement
Wofford Josh Conklin October 6, 2022 Resigned (effective immediately)[23] Shawn Watson (named full time on December 1)
Arkansas–Pine Bluff Doc Gamble October 20, 2022 Fired[24] Don Treadwell (interim)
North Alabama Chris Willis October 30, 2022 Fired[25] Ryan Held (interim)

End of season

This list includes coaching changes announced during the season that did not take effect until the end of the season.

School Outgoing coach Date Reason Replacement Previous position
Charleston Southern Autry Denson November 14, 2022 Fired[26] Gabe Giardina Albany State head coach (2018–2022)
VMI Scott Wachenheim November 20, 2022 Resigned[27] Danny Rocco Delaware head coach (2017–2021)
Northern Colorado Ed McCaffrey November 21, 2022 Fired[28] Ed Lamb BYU associate head coach/ST coordinator/safeties coach (2016–2022)
Houston Christian Vic Shealy November 21, 2022 Resigned[29] Braxton Harris Campbell associate head coach/linebackers/recruiting coordinator (2021–2022)
Lamar Blane Morgan November 21, 2022 Fired[30] Peter Rossomando Charlotte interim head coach (2022)
Towson Rob Ambrose November 21, 2022 Fired[31] Pete Shinnick West Florida head coach (2014–2022)
The Citadel Brent Thompson November 21, 2022 Fired[32] Maurice Drayton Las Vegas Raiders assistant special teams coach (2022)
Lehigh Tom Gilmore November 21, 2022 Resigned[33] Kevin Cahill Yale associate head coach/OC/QB coach (2018–2022)
Texas A&M–Commerce David Bailiff November 22, 2022 Contract expired[34] Clint Dolezel Frisco Fighters head coach (2020–2021)
Idaho State Charlie Ragle November 28, 2022 Became ST Coordinator at Arizona State[35] Cody Hawkins UC Davis OC/QB coach (2017–2022)
Delaware State Rod Milstead November 28, 2022 Fired[36] Lee Hull Howard OC/QB coach (2020–2022)
Dayton Rick Chamberlin November 29, 2022 Retired[37] Trevor Andrews Western Michigan linebackers coach (2019–2022)
Bethune–Cookman Terry Sims November 29, 2022 Fired[38] Raymond Woodie Florida Atlantic associate head coach/OLB coach/ST coordinator/recruiting coordinator (2020–22)
Central Connecticut Ryan McCarthy November 30, 2022 Contract not renewed[39] Adam Lechtenberg Central Oklahoma assistant head coach/co-OC/QB coach (2022)
UIW G. J. Kinne December 2, 2022 Became head coach at Texas State[40][41] Clint Killough UIW associate head coach/WR coach/recruiting coordinator (2022)
Cal Poly Beau Baldwin December 2, 2022 Became OC at Arizona State[42][43] Paul Wulff Cal Poly associate head coach/OL coach (2020–2022)
North Alabama Ryan Held (interim) December 3, 2022 Permanent replacement Brent Dearmon Florida Atlantic OC/QB coach (2022)
Jackson State Deion Sanders December 4, 2022 Became head coach at Colorado T. C. Taylor Jackson State OC/WR coach (2019–2022)
Weber State Jay Hill December 7, 2022 Became DC at BYU Mickey Mental Weber State offensive coordinator (2022)
Mississippi Valley State Vincent Dancy December 8, 2022 Became defensive assistant at Colorado Kendrick Wade Delta State pass game coordinator/WR coach (2022)
Sacramento State Troy Taylor December 10, 2022 Became head coach at Stanford[44][45] Andy Thompson Sacramento State defensive coordinator (2019–2022)
Missouri State Bobby Petrino December 15, 2022 Became OC at UNLV Ryan Beard Missouri State defensive coordinator and safeties coach (2020–2022)
North Carolina A&T Sam Washington December 15, 2022 Fired[46] Vincent Brown William & Mary Assistant head coach/defensive coordinator/linebackers coach (2019–2022)
Arkansas–Pine Bluff Don Treadwell (interim) December 22, 2022 Permanent replacement Alonzo Hampton[47] Louisiana–Monroe associate head coach/ST coordinator/safeties coach (2021–2022)
South Dakota State John Stiegelmeier January 20, 2023 Retired[48] Jimmy Rogers[49] South Dakota State associate head coach/Defensive coordinator/LB coach (2019–2022)
San Diego Dale Lindsey March 21, 2023 Retired[50] Brandon Moore Colorado Mines head coach (2022)

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