Final 2014 FCS Football Top 25 Rankings

1#3 North Dakota State FCS Football 2014 PreviewNorth Dakota StateNorth Dakota State's will to win is second to none. Can you say five-peat?
2Illinois State FCS Football Top 25 RankingsIllinois StateDespite the heartbreaking loss in the championship game, the Redbirds made a big statement with their playoff run.
3#4 New Hampshire FCS Football 2014 PreviewNew HampshireThe Wildcats had to be disappointed in not making the finals, but they have been a model of FCS consistency.
4#1 Eastern Washington FCS Football 2014 PreviewEastern WashingtonSpeaking of consistency, EWU has firmly established itself among the FCS elite.
5#12 Coastal Carolina FCS Football 2014 PreviewCoastal CarolinaA few years ago, the Chanticleers couldn't compete with the big boys of the FCS. Now, they've shown they can.
6#16 Sam Houston State FCS Football 2014 PreviewSam Houston StateK.C. Keeler's team ran out of gas in the Fargodome, but the Bearkats had quite a playoff run. They will be a factor in 2015.
7#6 Villanova FCS Football 2014 PreviewVillanovaThe Wildcats fell just short of making the semifinals, but they had an outstanding season.
8#11 Jacksonville State FCS Football 2014 PreviewJacksonville StateNot sure if Jax State overlooked Sam Houston State, but you can bet the OVC champs didn't expect to get ousted so early.
9#9 Chattanooga FCS Football 2014 PreviewChattanoogaThe Mocs had a banner season after an 0-2 start and just fell short at New Hampshire.
10Northern Iowa FCS Football Top 25 RankingsNorthern IowaThe Panthers had the distinction of being the only team to beat North Dakota State and Illinois State this season.
11#14 Fordham FCS Football 2014 PreviewFordhamAnother solid season for the Rams, whose program should only get better and better.
12#10 South Dakota State FCS Football 2014 PreviewSouth Dakota StateThe Jackrabbits almost, almost had the upset of the playoffs when they had North Dakota State on the ropes.
13#5 Montana FCS Football 2014 PreviewMontanaThe Grizzlies made it to the second round of the playoffs before losing to Eastern Washington.
14Liberty FCS Football Top 25 RankingsLibertyThe Flames showed they're for real with a playoff victory over the CAA's James Madison.
15Montana State FCS Football Top 25 RankingsMontana StateMontana State got a playoff bid but lost a wild one to South Dakota State, 47-40, in the opening round.
16#2 Southeastern Louisiana FCS Football 2014 PreviewSoutheastern LouisianaSE Louisiana received a playoff spot but fell short against Sam Houston State in the opening round.
17James Madison FCS Football Top 25 RankingsJames MadisonJames Madison was one of the hottest teams in the FCS late in the season but fell to Liberty in the first round.
18#18 Richmond FCS Football 2014 PreviewRichmondThe Spiders took care of Morgan State in the first round, but then ran up against a solid CCU in the second round.
19Harvard FCS Football Top 25 RankingsHarvardIt would be interesting to see how Harvard would fare in the playoffs.
20Indiana State FCS Football Top 25 RankingsIndiana StateIndiana State showed what the MVFC is all about as it took care of Eastern Kentucky in the first round.
21Idaho State FCS Football Top 25Idaho StateA bubble team, Idaho State just missed out on making the playoffs.
22Youngstown State FCS Football Top 25 RankingsYoungstown StateThree straight losses down the stretch killed any hopes of YSU making the playoffs.
23#20 William & Mary FCS Football Top 25 RankingsWilliam & MaryThe Tribe's season-ending loss to rival Richmond at the end of the season kept William & Mary out of the playoffs.
24Eastern Kentucky FCS Football Top 25 RankingsEastern KentuckyEastern Kentucky had a fine season, but the playoff loss to Indiana State had to hurt.
25South Carolina State FCS Football Top 25 RankingsSouth Carolina StateThe Bulldogs enjoyed a share of the MEAC title, but Morgan State got the auto bid.