San Diego Unanimous Pick to Win PFL Spring 2021 Title

Monday, March 1, 2021
by Cody Bush, PFL Media Relations

ST. LOUIS – For the 10th consecutive year, the University of San Diego has been picked to win the Pioneer Football League regular-season race in a preseason vote of the league’s coaches.

San Diego, which has won the regular-season title each of the past six seasons, again received the coaches’ nod to win the Spring 2021 PFL title with all six possible first-place votes and maximum 36 points.   

Behind the Toreros, Davidson was picked to finish second with 28 points. Drake was given a third-place nod with 25 points followed by Stetson in fourth with 22 points. Valparaiso (13), Butler (12), and Morehead State (11) round out the seven-team spring poll.

The upcoming Spring 2021 season marks the 28th year for the Pioneer Football League – the nation’s only non-scholarship, football-only NCAA Football Championship Subdivision conference. The PFL’s six-week schedule will see seven league members and Presbyterian, which joins the PFL as part of a scheduling agreement for the spring 2021 schedule, each playing three home and three away contests. Individual members may schedule nonconference games prior to the league’s March 13-April 17 window.

The Division I Football Championship will feature 16 teams, with the bracket announced Sunday, April 18, and the championship game, May 16 in Frisco, Texas. The spring 2021 field includes automatic bids from 11 FCS conferences, including the PFL, and five at-large selections.

The Pioneer Football League will announce its Spring 2021 Preseason All-PFL Watch List, Tuesday.