The Eastern Washington Eagles, the Big Sky regular season champion, grabbed the No. 2 overall seed in the 2012 FCS Tournament as the bracket for the season-ending, 20-team playoff in FCS football was announced Sunday afternoon.
After just besting the Montana State Bobcats for the conference's regular season title, the Eagles will wait for the winner of next weekend's all-New York showdown between Colgate and Wagner. Colgate and Wagner will participate in one of four first-round games before 16 teams play in eight games on Dec. 1 in the second round.
The tournament's No. 1 overall seed, the North Dakota State Bison await the winner of the winner of South Dakota State and Eastern Illinois as the tournament's top seed.
Montana State grabbed the No. 3 overall seed, while No. 4 Old Dominion Monarchs and No. 5 Georgia Southern Eagles round out the ranked teams in the tournament.
The 20-team tournament culminates in the Jan. 5 FCS Championship Game in Frisco, Texas.