Week 9 FCS Football Top 25 Rankings

1Jacksonville State Jacksonville StateThe game of the year in the OVC did not turn out to be much of a game. Jacksonville State crushed EKU 34-0.1
2#2 Illinois State FCS Football 2015 PreviewIllinois StateIllinois State scored 11 points in the fourth quarter to all but crush Indiana State's playoff hopes. 3
3#4 Eastern Washington FCS Football 2015 PreviewEastern WashingtonEWU snuck past a fiesty Weber State squad 14-13. They'll need more offense this week against Northern Arizona.4
4#9 Chattanooga FCS Football 2015 PreviewChattanoogaChattanooga crushed WCU 41-13 and that could have been a close game. They should crush Mercer too.5
5Richmond FCS Football Top 25 RankingsRichmondRichmond had to hold off Albany to win 38-31. Next up are trips to New Hampshire and Villanova.6
6#5 Coastal Carolina FCS Football 2015 PreviewCoastal CarolinaCoastal Carolina suffered their first loss of the season at the hands of Charleston Southern.2
7#3 Sam Houston State FCS Football 2015 PreviewSam Houston StateSam Houston State had more of a scare then they should have against Texas A&M-Commerce, but they won.7
8#1 North Dakota State FCS Football 2015 PreviewNorth Dakota StateQuarterback Easton Stick played very well for NDSU in a 35-29 win for the Bison. 8
9Portland State FCS FootballPortland StatePortland State is for real. They knocked off Montana 35-16 and still are in the mix for a Big Sky title.12
10Harvard FCS Football Top 25HarvardHarvard mounted a big, late comeback to beat Dartmouth and remain undefeated on the season.14
11William and Mary FCS Football Top 25William & MaryWilliam & Mary got a resume building win over JMU on Saturday. This week they head to Elon.18
12#7 James Madison FCS Football 2015 PreviewJames MadisonLosing Vad Lee hurts the defense too, but JMU has allowed 103 points in their back-to-back losses.9
13McNeese State FCS Football Top 25McNeese StateIt was not pretty, but McNeese State remained perfect on the year with a 15-13 win over Abilene Christian.15
14South Dakota State FCS FootballSouth Dakota StateSouth Dakota State cruised past Missouri State 39-0, but their final home game of the year is against Illinois State.16
15#23 Eastern Kentucky FCS Football 2015 PreviewEastern KentuckyEKU needs to make sure their 34-0 loss to Jacksonville State doesn't effect the rest of their season.13
16Charleston Southern FCS Football Top 25Charleston SouthernThe Buccaneers grabbed a huge win over Coastal Carolina and now control their destiny in the Big South.21
17#17 Montana FCS Football 2015 PreviewMontanaMontana did beat North Dakota State this season, but following a loss to Portland State, they are now 4-4 overall.10
18#11 Northern Iowa FCS Football 2015 PreviewNorthern IowaNorthern Iowa kept their playoff hopes alive with a win over South Dakota. Indiana State visits on Saturday.20
19#22 Fordham FCS Football 2015 PreviewFordhamFordham lost a huge game to Colgate. Now the Patriot auto bid will probably go to Colgate and Fordham sweats it out.11
20North Carolina A&T FCS Football Top 25North Carolina A&TNorth Carolina A&T did not have too much trouble with FAMU. A big one at South Carolina State is up next.23
21#13 Youngstown State FCS Football 2015 PreviewYoungstown StateThe Penguins got a huge win over Western Illinois and their playoffs hope remain alive.NR
22#8 Montana State FCS Football 2015 PreviewMontana StateMontana State fell to 4-4 overall after losing at UND. They need to win out from here and actually win a road game.17
23Southern Utah FCS Football Top 25Southern UtahSouthern Utah handled Cal Poly 54-37 and are now 5-0 in Big Sky play. However, their three toughest games are left.NR
24#26 Liberty FCS Football 2015 PreviewLibertyLiberty enjoyed a week off before facing off against Presbyterian this Saturday afternoon.25
25Citadel FCS Football Top 25 RankingsCitadelWith a tight win over Mercer, The Citadel is  now 5-0 in SoCon play. They still play Chattanooga and South Carolina.NR