Week 3 FCS Football Top 25 Rankings

1Jacksonville State Jacksonville StateJacksonville State (2-1) have had a difficult early schedule and walloped Tennessee State on Saturday.2
2#1 North Dakota State FCS Football 2015 PreviewNorth Dakota StateThe Bison (2-1) took care of business against in-state foe North Dakota in their first meeting since 2003. 4
3#5 Coastal Carolina FCS Football 2015 PreviewCoastal CarolinaThe Chanticleers (3-0) hold off Western Illinois, 34-27, before a record crowd of 10,311 in Conway, S.C.5
4#3 Sam Houston State FCS Football 2015 PreviewSam Houston StateSam Houston State's (0-2) season is starting out the way the 2014 campaign went. Houston Baptist visits next.1
5#2 Illinois State FCS Football 2015 PreviewIllinois StateThe Redbirds (2-1) avoid Eastern Illinois' upset bid. After a bye week, Illinois State hosts Northern Iowa on Oct. 3.3
6#7 James Madison FCS Football 2015 PreviewJames MadisonThe Dukes (3-0) move to 3-0 for the first time since 2010 with a 42-28 CAA victory over Albany.6
7#11 Northern Iowa FCS Football 2015 PreviewNorthern IowaNorthern Iowa (2-1) jump on Cal Poly and cruise to a relatively easy victory.7
8#4 Eastern Washington FCS Football 2015 PreviewEastern WashingtonThe Eagles (1-2) top Montana State, 55-50, in what was designated a nonconference contest. Sacramento State is next.8
9#10 Villanova FCS Football 2015 PreviewVillanovaNova (2-1) got all they could handle from Delaware before emerging, 28-21, but QB John Robertson suffers knee injury.9
10#9 Chattanooga FCS Football 2015 PreviewChattanoogaThe Mocs (2-1) defeat Samford, 31-21, in a key early SoCon contest between the league's top two teams.11
11#8 Montana State FCS Football 2015 PreviewMontana StateThe Bobcats (1-1) can't outscore EWU in a game that featured 1,385 yards of offense, 58 first downs and 105 points.10
12South Dakota State FCS FootballSouth Dakota StateThe Jackrabbits (2-0) enjoy a bye week before hosting Robert Morris next weekend. 12
13#13 Youngstown State FCS Football 2015 PreviewYoungstown StateYoungstown State (2-1) has an easy time with St. Francis, Pa., 48-3. After a bye week, YSU visits South Dakota.13
14#22 Fordham FCS Football 2015 PreviewFordhamThe Rams (2-1) top Columbia, 44-24. Monmouth comes to the Bronx next week.14
15Liberty FCS FootballLibertyLiberty (2-1) register a huge victory over visiting Montana before 22,551 in Lynchburg, Virginia.23
16Portland State FCS FootballPortland StateThe Vikings (2-0) enjoy an off week before hosting Western Oregon next week.17
17Stony Brook FCS Football Top 25Stony BrookStony Brook (2-0) stun New Hampshire, 31-6, for their first victory ever over the Wildcats. W&M and JMU are next.NR
18#19 Samford FCS Football 2015 PreviewSamfordSamford (2-1) jumped out early against Chattanooga but couldn't sustain it as they fall to Mocs. A visit to Louisville awaits.18
19#17 Montana FCS Football 2015 PreviewMontanaThe Grizzlies (1-2) have had a tough schedule and it doesn't get any easier with NAU visiting Missoula next week.16
20#23 Eastern Kentucky FCS Football 2015 PreviewEastern KentuckyThe Colonels (1-1) had a bye this weekend with Austin Peay coming to town next Saturday. Then it's on to Kentucky.20
21#15 William and Mary FCS Football 2015 PreviewWilliam & MaryWilliam & Mary (1-1) give Virginia all it can handle before losing 35-29. A pivotal contest against Stony Brook awaits.21
22McNeese State FCS Football Top 25McNeese StateThe Cowboys (2-0) win a big league contest against Stephen F. Austin. Mississippi College is up next.NR
23Harvard FCS Football Top 25HarvardHarvard (1-0) gets its season started with a bang as the Ivy Leaguers defeat Rhode Island 41-10.NR
24#20 Indiana State FCS Football 2015 PreviewIndiana StateThe Sycamores (2-1) nip Southeast Missouri, 29-28, for a must-win game if they hope to sniff the playoffs.24
25Cal Poly FCS FootballCal PolyThe tough early schedule catches up to the Mustangs against Northern Iowa. Montana State is next.15