And then, there were 16.
The FCS playoffs enter the second round this weekend. Twelve of the 16 teams received byes, and four teams will be battling it out for the second week in a row. Eight winners will advance to the semifinals, and for them, dreams of a national championship will still be in tact.
This weekend, from Montana to Texas to North Carolina, teams will actually battle it out in, what do you know, a playoff.
So, let's take a look at the second-round matchups.
Second Round (Dec. 3)
Stony Brook at No. 1 Sam Houston State
New Hampshire at Montana State
Wofford at No. 5 Northern Iowa
Central Arkansas at No. 4 Montana
Old Dominion at No. 3 Georgia Southern
Maine at Appalachian State
Lehigh at Towson
James Madison at No. 2 North Dakota State