Week 8 FCS Football Top 25 Rankings

1Jacksonville State Jacksonville StateThe Gamecocks (6-1) take care of winless Austin Peay, 27-7. JSU led 27-0 at halftime. It has showdown with EKU next.1
2#5 Coastal Carolina FCS Football 2015 PreviewCoastal CarolinaThe Chanticleers (7-0) survive Monmouth's upset bid, 23-20 when Ryan Granger boots a 30-yard FG as time expires.2
3#2 Illinois State FCS Football 2015 PreviewIllinois StateIllinois State (6-1) break a 21-21 halftime tie to win a key MVFC contest against Western Illinois, 48-28.4
4#4 Eastern Washington FCS Football 2015 PreviewEastern WashingtonEWU (5-2) tops UNC, 43-41 on Jordan Dascalo's 44-yard FG. Cooper Kupp sets school mark with 20 catches and 275 yds.6
5#9 Chattanooga FCS Football 2015 PreviewChattanoogaThe Mocs (6-1) survive Wofford's upset bid as Henrique Ribeiro hits 38-yard field goal as time expires. 5
6Richmond FCS Football Top 25 RankingsRichmondThe Spiders (6-1) spoil JMU's "College GameDay" experience with a wild 59-49 win. Their 720 yards total offense is a school record.15
7#3 Sam Houston State FCS Football 2015 PreviewSam Houston StateThe Bearkats (5-2) top Nicholls State for their fifth straight victory. The big one at McNeese State is two weeks away.7
8#1 North Dakota State FCS Football 2015 PreviewNorth Dakota StateThe Bison (5-2) top Indiana State, 28-14 for a big MVFC win, but NDSU must go rest of season without QB Carson Wentz.8
9#7 James Madison FCS Football 2015 PreviewJames MadisonThe Dukes (7-1) had to figure a 49-point effort would be enough to beat Richmond. They were wrong.3
10#17 Montana FCS Football 2015 PreviewMontanaThe Grizzlies (4-3) top North Dakota 42-16. A huge conference game at Portland State awaits next week.10
11#22 Fordham FCS Football 2015 PreviewFordhamThe Rams (7-1) are winning, beating Lehigh 59-42 after trailing 21-17 at halftime, but they're not as dominant as in 2014.11
12Portland State FCS FootballPortland StatePortland State (6-1) beats a pesky Cal Poly, 38-35. Montana comes to town next weekend.12
13#23 Eastern Kentucky FCS Football 2015 PreviewEastern KentuckyThe Colonels (5-2) look impressive in beating Tennessee State, 45-21, but it gets tougher with a trip to No. 1 JSU.13
14Harvard FCS Football Top 25HarvardHarvard (6-0) just keeps rolling along in the Ivy League. This week, they took care of Princeton, 42-7.14
15McNeese State FCS Football Top 25McNeese StateThe Cowboys (7-0), Coastal Carolina and Harvard are the only remaining unbeatens in the CSM Top 25.20
16South Dakota State FCS FootballSouth Dakota StateSouth Dakota State (5-2) gets shut down by Northern Iowa's defense, 10-7.9
17#8 Montana State FCS Football 2015 PreviewMontana StateThe Bobcats (4-3) beat nonconference foe East Tennessee State, but the schedule gets tougher now.16
18William and Mary FCS Football Top 25William & MaryThe Tribe (5-2) beat Hampton, 40-7. They host James Madison next Saturday in a huge CAA contest.22
19Western Illinois FCS Football Top 25Western IllinoisThe Leathernecks (4-3) lose to Illinois State, 48-28. They'll face an angry Youngstown State next Saturday.17
20#11 Northern Iowa FCS Football 2015 PreviewNorthern IowaUNI (3-4) won a huge game against SD State. Left are: South Dakota, Indiana State, Missouri St. and Southern Illinois.23
21Charleston Southern FCS Football Top 25Charleston SouthernThe Buccaneers (6-1) wallop Gardner-Webb, 34-0. Coastal Carolina is next in a huge contest.24
22#20 Indiana State FCS Football 2015 PreviewIndiana StateThe Sycamores (4-3) lose to North Dakota State, 28-14, and miss a real chance to bolster their playoff hopes.19
23North Carolina A&T FCS Football Top 25North Carolina A&TThe Aggies (6-1) show Howard they're the strength of MEAC this season with a 65-14 victory.25
24#25 Southeastern Louisiana FCS Football 2015 PreviewSoutheastern LouisianaThe Lions (4-3) top Houston Baptist, 22-7. If they beat Central Arkansas on Saturday, SE Louisiana could run the table.NR
25#26 Liberty FCS Football 2015 PreviewLibertyThere are several teams who could lay claim to this spot. For now, we'll give it to the Flames (4-4).NR