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Walter Payton Award voting underway
Walter Payton Award
The 28th Walter Payton Award winner will be announced on Dec. 15.
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Voting for the Walter Payton Award began on Monday with 25 finalists from across the FCS.

The Payton Award, in its 28th season, honors the outstanding player in the FCS. All 13 conferences were represented by at least one finalist.

Voting reflects only the regular season. A national panel of sports information and media relations directors, broadcasters, writers and other dignitaries select the Payton Award. The winner will be announced Dec. 15 at The Sports Network FCS Awards Banquet and Presentation.  Full Story

Ratings tool hardly a factor
By Craig Haley, FCS Executive Director
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The addition of the Simple Ratings System to the NCAA's selection of the FCS playoffs was welcomed across the division because of the prospect of improved black and white results.

Instead, there's plenty of gray area after the first two years of the SRS's inclusion as a selection tool.

The SRS is similar to the popular RPI rating of teams used in college basketball, a ranking system used to gauge team quality, including strength- of-schedule measure and a win-loss differential.  Full Story

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