Week 5 FCS Football Top 25 Rankings

1Jacksonville State Jacksonville StateThe Gamecocks (4-1) extend their school record streak of consecutive games with at least 400 yards to 16.1
2#1 North Dakota State FCS Football 2015 PreviewNorth Dakota StateThe Bison (3-1) beat South Dakota State, 28-7, in the MVFC opener for both teams. Northern Iowa is next.2
3#5 Coastal Carolina FCS Football 2015 PreviewCoastal CarolinaThe Chanticleers (5-0) claim their 100th victory as a program with an easy 55-0 triumph over Alabama A&M.3
4#7 James Madison FCS Football 2015 PreviewJames MadisonThe Dukes can score in a hurry with Vad Lee as quarterback. They are 5-0 for the first time in program history.4
5#2 Illinois State FCS Football 2015 PreviewIllinois StateIllinois State (3-1) solidified its top five ranking with a 21-13 triumph over Northern Iowa. Marshaun Coprich rushes for 169.5
6#9 Chattanooga FCS Football 2015 PreviewChattanoogaThe Mocs (3-1) enjoy a bye before getting back to business next week against Furman.9
7#11 Northern Iowa FCS Football 2015 PreviewNorthern IowaUNI (2-2) have played Iowa State and two top 10 FCS schools. Oh, and they visit Fargo, N.D. next Saturday.7
8#4 Eastern Washington FCS Football 2015 PreviewEastern WashingtonThe Eagles (2-2) enjoy a bye week. They host Cal Poly next weekend and have a shot to put together a win streak.8
9#3 Sam Houston State FCS Football 2015 PreviewSam Houston StateEveryone is gunning for the Bearkats (2-2), but they have been inconsistent. Two punt returns key comeback win over SFA.6
10#13 Youngstown State FCS Football 2015 PreviewYoungstown StateThe Penguins (3-1) reach the top 10 with a 31-3 rout of South Dakota, but Illinois State visits next week.12
11South Dakota State FCS FootballSouth Dakota StateSouth Dakota State (3-1) had no answers for North Dakota State, falling behind 21-0 at halftime.11
12#17 Montana FCS Football 2015 PreviewMontanaThe Grizzlies (3-2) take care of business against UC Davis. The schedule is now set up for a nice October run.17
13#22 Fordham FCS Football 2015 PreviewFordhamThe Rams (4-1) cruise past Lafayette, 35-7. A visit to Penn, which stunned Villanova last week, is next on the schedule.13
14#8 Montana State FCS Football 2015 PreviewMontana StateMontana State (2-2) falls to Northern Arizona, 49-41, in a typical high scoring Big Sky contest.10
15#10 Villanova FCS Football 2015 PreviewVillanovaThe Wildcats (2-2) were idle. William & Mary is up next as the 'Cats will have to make do without injured QB John Robertson.16
16Liberty FCS FootballLibertyLiberty (3-2) captures a 41-33 victory over FBS Sun Belt member Georgia State. A visit to Gardner-Webb is next.21
17#23 Eastern Kentucky FCS Football 2015 PreviewEastern KentuckyThe Colonels (2-2) gave Kentucky all it could handle before falling in overtime, 34-27.18
18McNeese State FCS Football Top 25McNeese StateThe Cowboys (4-0) remain unbeaten with an easy 37-7 win over Nicholls State. Huge game with SE Louisiana awaits.20
19#19 Samford FCS Football 2015 PreviewSamfordSamford (2-2) enjoyed a bye week. The Bulldogs visit VMI next weekend.19
20#20 Indiana State FCS Football 2015 PreviewIndiana StateThe Sycamores (3-1) top Missoui State, 56-28. There are six MVFC schools in the CSM Top 20.23
21Harvard FCS Football Top 25HarvardHarvard (3-0) has an easy time with Georgetown on Friday night, 45-0. 22
22#12 New Hampshire FCS Football 2015 PreviewNew HampshireThe Wildcats (3-2) cruise past Elon, 37-14. After a bye week next Saturday, they visit William & Mary on Oct. 17.25
23North Dakota FCS Football Top 25North DakotaNorth Dakota (4-1) gives Portland State its first loss with a physical 19-17 Big Sky triumph.NR
24#25 Southeastern Louisiana FCS Football 2015 PreviewSoutheastern LouisianaSE Louisiana (3-1) avoids the upset to Lamar with a 30-27 victory on Thursday night. Lamar had already beaten SHSU.NR
25Portland State FCS FootballPortland StatePortland State (3-1) falls to North Dakota for its first loss. It takes a trip to North Texas next weekend.14