The NCAA Tournament is here, which, as a football site, doesn't have a lot to do with us. Unless we decide to shoe-horn in an angle tangentially tying two completely separate sports back to football... which we will do here.
Sixty-eight teams are dancing, and 29 of them also reached bowl games during the 2018 season. The Big Ten led the way with seven double-dippers -- half of its membership -- while the SEC followed with five. Among Group of 5 leagues, the American led the way with four. Conference USA and the Sun Belt were the only leagues not to produce a double-dipper.
If you're missing some football name brands, the NIT may be more your style. Alabama is a 1 seed, while Clemson is a 2.
While getting your team in both postseasons is impressive no matter how you slice it, doing it at the FCS level is a real feat. Only 26 teams make the postseason in the FCS, which is roughly a third of the FBS. And then those same schools don't have the benefit of relying on at-large bids, meaning they have to win their respective conference tournaments to make the Big Dance. Three FCS schools climbed that mountain this time around.
North Dakota State