Week 10 FCS Football Top 25 Rankings

1Jacksonville State Jacksonville StateIn a season of craziness, the Gamecocks (8-1) have been the one constant, beating Eastern Illinois 24-3.1
2#5 Coastal Carolina FCS Football 2015 PreviewCoastal CarolinaThe Chanticleers (8-1) rebound after last week's loss to blank GWU for its 1st shutout since the Big South formed in 2003.6
3#2 Illinois State FCS Football 2015 PreviewIllinois StateThe Redbirds (7-2) fall to South Dakota State, 25-20. They visit Southern Illinois next weekend.2
4#1 North Dakota State FCS Football 2015 PreviewNorth Dakota StateThe Bison (7-2) take care of business against WIU. A top eight playoff seed is a definite for the four-time champs.8
5McNeese State FCS Football Top 25McNeese StateThe Cowboys (9-0) register an impressive 27-10 victory over SHSU and win the league title for first time since 2009.13
6William and Mary FCS Football Top 25William & MaryThe Tribe (7-2) wallop Elon, and with several losses among top 10 schools, W&M moves up. We'll see if it lasts.11
7South Dakota State FCS FootballSouth Dakota StateThe Jackrabbits (7-2) likely punched their playoff ticket with a big win over Illinois State. A top eight seed? Maybe.14
8#9 Chattanooga FCS Football 2015 PreviewChattanoogaThey shouldn't be losing to Mercer, but the Mocs (7-2) still figure to make a long playoff run this season.4
9#3 Sam Houston State FCS Football 2015 PreviewSam Houston StateNot sure where to put the Bearkats (6-3), but with so many other losses among top teams this week, we'll keep them fairly high.7
10Richmond FCS Football Top 25 RankingsRichmondNo disgrace losing at New Hampshire, but the Spiders (7-2) have their work cut out now with Villanova and W&M remaining.5
11Harvard FCS Football Top 25HarvardHarvard (8-0) runs its win streak to 22 straight with a less than impressive outing against Columbia.10
12#7 James Madison FCS Football 2015 PreviewJames MadisonThe Dukes (7-2) needed a bye week. JMU visits Delaware this week then finishes at home against Villanova.12
13#4 Eastern Washington FCS Football 2015 PreviewEastern WashingtonThe Eagles (6-3) get thumped by conference rival Northern Arizona. Tough games remain against Montana and PSU.3
14Charleston Southern FCS Football Top 25Charleston SouthernCharleston Southern (8-1) top Kennesaw State, 28-14, to win the Big South's automatic playoff spot.16
15#11 Northern Iowa FCS Football 2015 PreviewNorthern IowaThe Panthers (5-4) can smell the playoffs with their third straight win, 59-13 over Indiana State.18
16Portland State FCS FootballPortland StateA last-second loss to Northern Colorado really hurts Portland State (7-2). Southern Utah and EWU remain.9
17#17 Montana FCS Football 2015 PreviewMontanaThe Grizzlies (5-4) beat Idaho State, 33-27, to keep their playoff hopes alive but they must win out to have a chance.17
18#22 Fordham FCS Football 2015 PreviewFordhamThe Rams (8-2) knock off rival Bucknell, 24-16, but they might have to settle for an at-large playoff berth.19
19North Carolina A&T FCS Football Top 25North Carolina A&TThe Aggies (8-1) are putting together another solid season and get a big 9-6 win ove rival South Carolina State.20
20#13 Youngstown State FCS Football 2015 PreviewYoungstown StateThe Penguins (5-4) wallop Missouri State, 47-7, but their playoff game is next week against NDSU. It's a must win.21
21Southern Utah FCS Football Top 25Southern UtahSouthern Utah (7-2) tops Montana State and right now has the inside track to the league's automatic bid with a 6-0 mark.23
22Northern Arizona FCS Football Top 25Northern ArizonaNorthern Arizona (6-3) beats Eastern Washington. It has now scored 167 points in its last three games.NR
23#26 Liberty FCS Football 2015 PreviewLibertyThe Flames (5-4) beat Presbyterian, but now comes the hard part: Charleston Southern and Coastal Carolina back to back.24
24Citadel FCS Football Top 25 RankingsCitadelThe Citadel (7-2) is in the playoff picture after beating VMI, 35-14, but UTCand South Carolina loom in the next two weeks.25
25UT-Martin FCS Football Top 25 RankingsUT-MartinHave to give Tennessee-Martin (6-3) some props for a big win over Eastern Kentucky. NR