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FCS playoffs selection show 2012: Preview and TV schedule

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The FCS playoff bracket will be unveiled on Sunday.

Thomas Campbell-US PRESSWIRE

The FCS playoff bracket will be unveiled at 1:30 p.m. ET on Sunday and can be seen on ESPNU.

There are 122 teams among 13 conferences playing FCS football, and 20 of them will be selected for the championship bracket on Sunday. Ten of the 20 teams will be automatic qualifiers, while the other half will be selected by the Division I Football Championship Committee with assistance from regional advisory committees. At-large selections are made based on overall record and strength of schedule.

The 20 teams will compete in a single-elimination tournament to determine the FCS champion. Sam Houston State won the FCS football title in 2011 and are ranked third in the coaches poll this season. North Dakota State is the No. 1 team in the poll, with a 9-1 record. Montana State is in the second spot.

North Dakota State received 24 of 26 first-place votes in the poll. Sam Houston State received the other two first-place votes.

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