PFL announces Davidson to receive league's automatic bid

Thursday, April 15, 2021
by Cody Bush, PFL Media Relations

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Following the announcement of the cancellation of Saturday’s Davidson-Stetson contest, the Pioneer Football League announced that Davidson has won the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Division I Football Championship.

Prior to the start of this season, the PFL Presidents’ Council affirmed that teams with the same number of league losses and within one game of the league leader by win percentage would be considered tied if they did not play an equal number of games.

Davidson and San Diego each entered this weekend with one league loss. The previously announced cancellation assures Davidson will finish its season with one loss while a San Diego win at Valparaiso would assure it a one-loss season as well. In that scenario, the tiebreaker would be utilized to determine the automatic qualifier.

The first determining factor in the tiebreaker is the head-to-head result between the teams. Davidson defeated San Diego, April 3, thus Davidson wins the tiebreaker and receives the league’s automatic bid.