2019 NCAA Division I FBS football season

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2019 NCAA Division I FBS season
Number of teams130
DurationAugust 24, 2019 – December 14, 2019
Preseason AP No. 1TBA
Post-season
DurationDecember 21, 2019 – January 13, 2020
Bowl games40
AP Poll No. 1TBD
Coaches Poll No. 1TBD
College Football Playoff
2020 College Football Playoff National Championship
SiteMercedes-Benz Superdome
New Orleans, Louisiana
Division I FBS football seasons
← 2018
 

The 2019 NCAA Division I FBS football season will be the 151st season of college football competition in the United States at the highest level organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The regular season will begin on August 24, 2019 and is scheduled to end on December 14, 2019. The postseason will conclude on January 13, 2020 with the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. This is the sixth season of the College Football Playoff championship system.

Conference realignment[edit]

Membership changes[edit]

School Former conference New conference

Liberty completed a two-year transition from FCS to FBS in 2018 and will be fully bowl eligible beginning with the 2019 season. They will remain an NCAA Division I FBS Independent.

Other headlines[edit]

  • February 8 - Ohio State University Athletic Director Gene Smith announced that he is stepping down from the CFP selection committee in order to focus on helping head coach Ryan Day. He will be replaced by Iowa athletic director Gary Barta[1].
  • February 12 - Ole Miss Athletic Director Ross Bjork announced that Ole Miss will vacate 33 victories from their football program between the seasons of 2010 and 2016 due to fielding ineligible players. The Rebels will vacate four wins from 2010, two from 2011, seven from 2012, seven from 2013, eight from 2014 and five from 2016, to include a victory over Alabama in 2014. The vacated wins stem from an investigation into the Ole Miss football program involving academic, booster and recruiting misconduct, and a lack of institutional control. Mississippi had already served a two-year postseason ban in 2017 and 2018 and was given three years of probation, through 2020, as well as scholarship reductions and recruiting restrictions in sanctions handed down more than a year ago[2].

Updated stadiums[edit]

  • Iowa is currently rebuilding the north end zone of Kinnick Stadium. The $89.9 million upgrade will feature the addition of box seating, outdoor club seating, and a new scoreboard. The entire project is nearing completion and is expected to be finished in time for the Hawkeyes' 2019 home opener.[3]
  • Old Dominion is currently rebuilding the east end zone of Foreman Field. The $24.8 million upgrade began with demolition of the old grandstands immediately after the Monarchs' last 2018 home game, with reconstruction expected to be completed in time for ODU's 2019 home opener.[4]
  • Missouri is currently rebuilding the south end zone of Faurot Field. The $98 million upgrade will feature new suites, club seats and a 750-person membership only field-level club, with reconstruction expected to be completed in time for the 2019 season.[5]
  • Liberty is currently expanding the Arthur L. Williams Football Operations Center at Williams Stadium; additions to the east and west sides of the building will bring the center to about 75,000 square feet. Construction is expected to be completed in time for the 2020 season.[6]
  • Syracuse will begin a $118 million, two-phase renovation of the Carrier Dome during summer 2019. The centerpiece of the first phase, planned to be completed in time for the 2020 football season, will see the Dome's inflatable roof replaced by a new fixed, semi-translucent roof. Other improvements in this phase include a new scoreboard that can be moved to optimal positions for football or basketball, Wi-Fi improvements, new sound and lighting systems, and accessibility upgrades. The second phase, to be completed in 2022, will see the installation of air conditioning, new concessions space, and further accessibility upgrades.[7][8]

Kickoff games[edit]

"Week Zero"[edit]

The regular season will begin with one game on Saturday, August 24:

Week 1[edit]

The vast majority of FBS teams will open the season on Labor Day Weekend. Five neutral-site "kickoff" games will be held.

Conference standings[edit]

2019 American Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Cincinnati   0 0         0 0  
Connecticut   0 0         0 0  
East Carolina   0 0         0 0  
South Florida   0 0         0 0  
Temple   0 0         0 0  
UCF   0 0         0 0  
West Division
Houston   0 0         0 0  
Memphis   0 0         0 0  
Navy   0 0         0 0  
SMU   0 0         0 0  
Tulane   0 0         0 0  
Tulsa   0 0         0 0  
Championship: December 7, 2019
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
As of February 18, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll.
2019 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic Division
Boston College   0 0         0 0  
Clemson   0 0         0 0  
Florida State   0 0         0 0  
Louisville   0 0         0 0  
NC State   0 0         0 0  
Syracuse   0 0         0 0  
Wake Forest   0 0         0 0  
Coastal Division
Duke   0 0         0 0  
Georgia Tech   0 0         0 0  
Pittsburgh   0 0         0 0  
Miami   0 0         0 0  
North Carolina   0 0         0 0  
Virginia   0 0         0 0  
Virginia Tech   0 0         0 0  
Championship: December 7, 2019
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
As of February 18, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll
2019 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Indiana   0 0         0 0  
Maryland   0 0         0 0  
Michigan   0 0         0 0  
Michigan State   0 0         0 0  
Ohio State   0 0         0 0  
Penn State   0 0         0 0  
Rutgers   0 0         0 0  
West Division
Illinois   0 0         0 0  
Iowa   0 0         0 0  
Minnesota   0 0         0 0  
Nebraska   0 0         0 0  
Northwestern   0 0         0 0  
Purdue   0 0         0 0  
Wisconsin   0 0         0 0  
Championship : December 7, 2019
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
As of February 18, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll
2019 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Baylor   0 0         0 0  
Iowa State   0 0         0 0  
Kansas   0 0         0 0  
Kansas State   0 0         0 0  
Oklahoma   0 0         0 0  
Oklahoma State   0 0         0 0  
TCU   0 0         0 0  
Texas   0 0         0 0  
Texas Tech   0 0         0 0  
West Virginia   0 0         0 0  
Championship: December 7, 2019
  • $ – Conference champion
  • y – Championship game participant
As of February 18, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll
2019 Conference USA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Charlotte   0 0         0 0  
FIU   0 0         0 0  
Florida Atlantic   0 0         0 0  
Marshall   0 0         0 0  
Middle Tennessee   0 0         0 0  
Old Dominion   0 0         0 0  
Western Kentucky   0 0         0 0  
West Division
Louisiana Tech   0 0         0 0  
North Texas   0 0         0 0  
Rice   0 0         0 0  
Southern Miss   0 0         0 0  
UAB   0 0         0 0  
UTEP   0 0         0 0  
UTSA   0 0         0 0  
Championship: December 7, 2019
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
As of February 18, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll
2019 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Akron   0 0         0 0  
Bowling Green   0 0         0 0  
Buffalo   0 0         0 0  
Kent State   0 0         0 0  
Miami   0 0         0 0  
Ohio   0 0         0 0  
West Division
Ball State   0 0         0 0  
Central Michigan   0 0         0 0  
Eastern Michigan   0 0         0 0  
Northern Illinois   0 0         0 0  
Toledo   0 0         0 0  
Western Michigan   0 0         0 0  
Championship: December 6, 2019
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
As of February 18, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll
2019 Mountain West football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Mountain Division
Air Force   0 0         0 0  
Boise State   0 0         0 0  
Colorado State   0 0         0 0  
New Mexico   0 0         0 0  
Utah State   0 0         0 0  
Wyoming   0 0         0 0  
West Division
Fresno State   0 0         0 0  
Hawaii   0 0         0 0  
Nevada   0 0         0 0  
San Diego State   0 0         0 0  
San Jose State   0 0         0 0  
UNLV   0 0         0 0  
Championship: December 7, 2019
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
As of February 18, 2019; Rankings from AP poll
2019 Pac-12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North Division
California   0 0         0 0  
Oregon   0 0         0 0  
Oregon State   0 0         0 0  
Stanford   0 0         0 0  
Washington   0 0         0 0  
Washington State   0 0         0 0  
South Division
Arizona   0 0         0 0  
Arizona State   0 0         0 0  
Colorado   0 0         0 0  
UCLA   0 0         0 0  
USC   0 0         0 0  
Utah   0 0         0 0  
Championship: December 6, 2019
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
As of February 18, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll
2019 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Florida   0 0         0 0  
Georgia   0 0         0 0  
Kentucky   0 0         0 0  
Missouri*   0 0         0 0  
South Carolina   0 0         0 0  
Tennessee   0 0         0 0  
Vanderbilt   0 0         0 0  
West Division
Alabama   0 0         0 0  
Arkansas   0 0         0 0  
Auburn   0 0         0 0  
LSU   0 0         0 0  
Mississippi State   0 0         0 0  
Ole Miss   0 0         0 0  
Texas A&M   0 0         0 0  
Championship: December 7, 2019
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • *Missouri ineligible for postseason due to NCAA sanctions.
Rankings from AP Poll
2019 Sun Belt football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Appalachian State   0 0         0 0  
Coastal Carolina   0 0         0 0  
Georgia Southern   0 0         0 0  
Georgia State   0 0         0 0  
Troy   0 0         0 0  
West Division
Arkansas State   0 0         0 0  
Louisiana   0 0         0 0  
Louisiana–Monroe   0 0         0 0  
South Alabama   0 0         0 0  
Texas State   0 0         0 0  
Championship: December 7, 2019
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
As of February 18, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll
2019 Division I FBS independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Army               0 0  
BYU               0 0  
Liberty               0 0  
New Mexico State               0 0  
Notre Dame               0 0  
UMass               0 0  
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
As of February 18, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll

Coaching changes[edit]

Preseason and in-season[edit]

The is restricted to coaching changes taking place on or after May 1, 2019. For coaching changes that occurred earlier in 2019, see 2018 NCAA Division I FBS end-of-season coaching changes.

School Outgoing Coach Date Reason Replacement

Television viewers and ratings[edit]

Most watched regular season games[edit]

Rank Date Network Viewers TV Rating

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ohio State's Gene Smith stepping down from College Football Playoff committee". ESPN.com. February 8, 2019.
  2. ^ "Ole Miss football forced to vacate 33 wins over six seasons for NCAA violations". ESPN.com. February 12, 2019.
  3. ^ "Kinnick House Near Completion City Looks To Add Regulations". KWWL.com. September 20, 2018. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  4. ^ "Old Dominion Begins Demolition Of Foreman Field". WTKR.com. November 19, 2018. Retrieved November 19, 2018.
  5. ^ "Mizzou Starts Construction On South End Zone Project". KOMU.com. March 18, 2018. Retrieved March 18, 2018.
  6. ^ "Football Operations Center to see upgrade after 2018 season". liberty.edu. May 4, 2018. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  7. ^ "SU Announces Carrier Dome Renovations". Carthage, NY: WWNY-TV. May 15, 2018. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  8. ^ Carlsson, Chris (May 14, 2018). "Syracuse's $118 million Carrier Dome renovations to include new roof, air conditioning". The Post-Standard. Syracuse, NY. Retrieved January 15, 2019.