If any Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) playoffs occur for the 2020-21 season, it won't be until next year.
As Stats Perform FCS Senior Editor Craig Haley wrote, the lower half of Division I collegiate football won't have a required 50 percent of teams playing for a standard fall regular season. Campaigns and the playoffs could, however, be moved to the spring.
This came after the Big Sky Conference and Pioneer League both confirmed they won't hold football seasons this fall due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, per ESPN's Kyle Bonagura.
In total, eight of the 13 FCS conferences won't conduct seasons this fall.
According to Haley, Big Sky commissioner Tom Wistrcill said:
"We will now shift our attention to doing everything within our power to provide our football student-athletes and coaches with a conference schedule and a championship (playoff) opportunity in the spring. We already have begun actively engaging our fellow FCS conferences and the NCAA to join us then for what will be a unique opportunity to return to competition and compete for an FCS championship."