Week 2 FCS Football Top 25 Rankings

1#3 Sam Houston State FCS Football 2015 Preview Sam Houston StateThe Bearkats (0-1) were idle this week. They meet Lamar, which gave Baylor a competitive game, next weekend.1
2Jacksonville StateJacksonville StateThe way Jax State (1-1) has played this season, it could be argued they should be #1. Auburn wouldn't argue.3
3#2 Illinois State FCS Football 2015 PreviewIllinois StateIllinois State (1-1) looks more like themselves with an easy victory over the MEAC's Morgan State.2
4#1 North Dakota State FCS Football 2015 PreviewNorth Dakota StateThe Bison (1-1) rebound with a solid 41-14 triumph over Weber State. Rival North Dakota visits next weekend.4
5#5 Coastal Carolina FCS Football 2015 PreviewCoastal CarolinaThe Chanticleers (2-0) rev up the offense against in-state foe South Carolina State. Western Illinois visits next.6
6#7 James Madison FCS Football 2015 PreviewJames MadisonJMU (2-0) rolls past Lehigh, 55-17, as Vad Lee throws for 334 yards. They open CAA play at home next week vs Albany.7
7#11 Northern Iowa FCS Football 2015 PreviewNorthern IowaThe Panthers win a huge battle of FCS powers with a 38-35 triumph over EWU. Next up, a visit to Cal Poly.17
8#4 Eastern Washington FCS Football 2015 PreviewEastern WashingtonThe Eagles are the best 0-2 team in FCS. They had 526 passing yards against UNI and still loss. But 159 yards in penalties really hurt.5
9#10 Villanova FCS Football 2015 PreviewVillanovaThe Wildcats (1-1) beat Fordham, 14-7, in the rain as Villanova's Javon White exploded for a career-high 143 rushing yards.10
10#8 Montana State FCS Football 2015 PreviewMontana StateMontana State (1-0) were idle but play EWU next weekend in what will be considered to be a non-league contest.8
11#9 Chattanooga FCS Football 2015 PreviewChattanoogaThe Mocs (1-1) can't shake Division II Mars Hill, winning 44-34. Maybe they were thinking about next week's showdown at Samford.9
12South Dakota State FCS FootballSouth Dakota StateThe Jackrabbits (2-0) have an easy time with SUU, winning 55-14. They are idle next week before hosting Robert Morris.11
13#13 Youngstown State FCS Football 2015 PreviewYoungstown StateLast week, the Penguins (1-1) nearly upset a team from Pitt, this week they nearly lost to one, surviving RMU, 21-14.12
14#22 Fordham FCS Football 2015 PreviewFordhamFordham (1-1) has had a tough opening stretch, facing Army and Villanova. A trip to Columbia is next up.13
15Cal Poly FCS FootballCal PolyThe schedule is tough: Arizona State on Saturda night, and then Northern Iowa and Montana State.14
16#17 Montana FCS Football 2015 PreviewMontanaThe Grizzlies (1-1) were idle this weekend. An interesting matchup awaits next weekend when Montana visits Liberty.15
17Portland State FCS FootballPortland StateThe Vikings (2-0) top Idaho State, 34-14, as Portland State's defense held Idaho State to just 242 yards offense.18
18#19 Samford FCS Football 2015 PreviewSamfordThe Bulldogs (2-0) wallop FAMU 58-21. The SoCon title will likely be on the line next week against Chattanooga.19
19North Dakota FCS FootballNorth DakotaNorth Dakota (2-0) holds on against Drake, 21-18, after blowing a 21-0 lead. It meets NDSU for 1st time since 2003.16
20#23 Eastern Kentucky FCS Football 2015 PreviewEastern KentuckyEKU (1-1) have a difficult time against N.C. State, losing 35-0. They are idle next weekend.21
21#15 William and Mary FCS Football 2015 PreviewWilliam & MaryThe Tribe (1-0) were idle. They get a stern test next weekend at Virginia, which lost a heartbreaker this weekend to UND.20
22#12 New Hampshire FCS Football 2015 PreviewNew HampshireThe Wildcats (1-1) bounce back with a solid win against Colgate, 26-8. A tough contest awaits at Stony Brook.25
23Liberty FCS FootballLibertyThe Flames (1-1) were no match for West Virginia. Next week is a key contest against visiting Montana.23
24#25 Southeastern Louisiana FCS Football 2015 PreviewSoutheastern LouisianaSE Louisiana (2-0) takes care of business against Florida Tech. Next week it heads to Ohio U against the FBS Bobcats.24
25#20 Indiana State FCS Football 2015 PreviewIndiana StateThe Sycamores (1-1) have no answers for Purdue, losing 38-14. Southeast Missouri State visit this week.22