Stadium surveyed FBS athletic directors to gauge their thoughts on whether or not the 2020 football season would happen. They all gave it 5 of 10 confidence or better to be played. However, it's early on in the decision making process.
In a survey conducted by Stadium, all 130 FBS athletic directors were asked to rank their optimism on the upcoming season being played from "1" (will not be played) to "10" (definitely will be played). Of the 130 ADs contacted during the past week, 112 participated in the anonymous survey.
None of the ADs gave lower than a "5" ranking (meaning a 50/50 chance there is no season). However, several admitted they probably provided a higher-numbered response because they wanted to remain positive and optimistic about having the season.
"I'm optimistic we'll have a season," a Power Five AD said. "But, ask me again in May what I think."
The most popular response was a "7" ranking from 27 percent of the ADs, followed by an "8" ranking from 24 percent and a "5" ranking from 18 percent of the ADs.