Week 12 FCS Football Top 25 Rankings

1 James Madison LogoJames MadisonJMU (11-0) goes post to post, starting at #1, and finishing there too. If this isn't the #1 seed, something's wrong.1
2Central Arkansas LogoCentral ArkansasUCA (10-1) crunch Abilene Christian. A good way to go into their bye week. Should land between a #2 and #4 seed.2
3North Dakota State LogoNorth Dakota StateNDSU (10-1) beats Illinois State in the snow, clinching yet another MVFC title. Will be no worse than a #3 seed, should be #2.3
4Jacksonville State LogoJacksonville StateJSU (10-1) end the season whipping Tennessee State. Should fall somewhere in the #2 and #4 mix with UCA and NDSU.4
5 Sam Houston State LogoSam Houston StateSHSU (10-1) finishes unbeaten, if not for UCA. Another dominating season. Did their schedule prepare them? We'll see.5
6South Dakota State LogoSouth Dakota StateSDSU (9-2) eeked out a roadie at South Dakota and should have clinched a seed.6
7Southern Utah LogoSouthern UtahSUU (9-2) beats NAU to claim the Big Sky auto. That and the record should be enough to land a seed.8
8Wofford LogoWoffordWofford (9-2) lose to South Carolina. Shouldn't matter as a seed is likely. No great wins, but a solid, not flashy resume.7
9Stony Brook FCS Football Top 25Stony BrookSB (9-2) won their finale in Maine, a fifth straight. Going to be in the mix for a seed, but probably just outside.10
10Weber State FCS Football Top 25Weber StateWSU (9-2) hasn't lost since they played SUU. Will be in the seed conversation. Likely, they'll have to settle for a home first rounder.11
11Kennesaw State FCS Football Top 25Kennesaw StateKSU (10-1) wins the Big South in their third year. That's impressive. Schedule wasn't good enough to get them a bye though.12
12Western Illinois LogoWestern IllinoisWIU (8-3) finished off their schedule with three straight wins. Safely in the playoffs, rest easy Leathernecks.13
13Samford FCS Football Top 25SamfordSamford (8-3) clinch a bid beating Furman. Great resume and a dangerous team that nobody will enjoy playing.18
14North Carolina A&T FCS Football Top 25North Carolina A&TNC A&T (11-0) finishes unblemished. Been rough on their schedule all year, but they beat everyone put in front of them.16
15Monmouth FCS Football Top 25MonmouthMonmouth (9-2) took a beating from Kennesaw State for the Big South auto. Nine D-I wins should keep them safely on the tree.9
16McNeese FCS Football Top 25McNeeseMcNeese (9-2) was probably happier than anyone to see Nicholls lose Thursday. The way should be clear for a playoff bid now.21
17Northern Iowa FCS Football Top 25Northern IowaUNI (7-4) finishes second in the MVFC after playing the nation's toughest schedule. Welcome to the playoffs.24
18New Hampshire LogoNew HampshireUNH (7-4) drop last game at Albany. Luckily, they beat Elon last week and have an FBS win earlier this year. Playoffs? We think so.14
19Elon FCS Football Top 25ElonElon (8-3) have lost two in a row. But those were to UNH and JMU, these guys should be safely in the field.15
20Austin Peay FCS Football Top 25Austin PeayAPSU beats EIU to finish 8-4. Have only lost to FBS teams, three times, and Jacksonville State. They probably deserve a bid.NR
21Eastern Washington FCS Football Top 25Eastern WashingtonEWU (7-4) has been highly regarded most of the year. Their win over Montana back in September probably lands them a bid.NR
22South Dakota LogoSouth DakotaUSD (7-4) lost their fourth out of five. Because of an FBS win and great strength of schedule, they still might be in the field.19
23Furman LogoFurmanFurman (7-4) lose their finale to Samford. No bad losses, but their best win is Western Carolina. Gonna be right on the cut line.17
24Montana FCS Football Top 25MontanaMontana (7-4) got cat scratch fever from Montana State. They're going to be the last in or first out Sunday - it's that close.22
25Northern Arizona LogoNorthern ArizonaNAU (7-4) loses to SUU and probably falls to fifth in the Big Sky pecking order and out of the playoffs.23



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