The CAA athletic directors met and concluded that UMass and Richmond were essentially tied in accomplishments.
The CAA director held a coin toss and UMass won the toss and thus the CAA Auto-bid.
Details here .
UPDATE: Woah! Things are going to be tough for the committee to pick the last CAA team in the playoffs.
UMass and Richmond as co-champs are in.
I would think that JMU at 8-3 and in clear third place in the CAA is in.
The question is---who, if anyone, gets a fourth bid from the CAA. Delaware lost. How do you parse the teams with three CAA losses? Final CAA standings here .