Week 1 FCS Football Top 25

1 #1 North Dakota State FCS Football 2015 PreviewNorth Dakota StateThe Bison (1-0) kicked off the season with an overtime win over Charleston Southern. Rested this week before hosting Eastern Washington next.1
2Richmond FCS Football Top 25 RankingsRichmondSpiders (1-0) score the most impressive victory in FCS with a win over FBS Virginia. Host neighbor Norfolk State next week.3
3#3 Sam Houston State FCS Football 2015 PreviewSam Houston StateThe Bearkats (1-0) beat Oklahoma Panhandle State, 59-21. They have a bye week before Lamar in two weeks.2
4#11 Northern Iowa FCS Football 2015 PreviewNorthern IowaThe Panthers (1-0) beat FBS Iowa State, 25-20. UNI have a showdown with Montana at home next.5
5Jacksonville State Jacksonville StateGamecocks (1-0) defeated North Alabama, 31-12. Tough game ahead as they travel to FBS Louisiana State this week.4
6 #9 Chattanooga FCS Football 2015 PreviewChattanoogaThe Mocs (1-0) had no trouble with Shorter, winning 66-0. Another non-conference game looms as they host Presbyterian this week.6
7Eastern Washington FCS Football Top 25 Eastern WashingtonThe Eagles (1-0) pull the upset win against FBS Washington State. No easier next week in Fargo against the defending champion NDSU.10
8#5 Coastal Carolina FCS Football 2015 PreviewCoastal CarolinaThe Chanticleers (1-0) took care of Lamar. The FCS farewell tour hosts Florida A&M next.9
9#7 James Madison FCS Football 2015 PreviewJames MadisonThe Dukes (1-0) just scored again...seriously.  80-7 over Morehead State, wow! Can they do that against Central Connecticut State too?12
10South Dakota State FCS FootballSouth Dakota StateJackrabbits (0-1) gave FBS Texas Christian all they could handle, but fell short. Home game vs. Drake should be easier.8
11McNeese State FCS Football Top 25McNeese StateCowboys (1-0) came out slow against Tarleton State, then took control with a 30 point win. Can't play that way next week at FBS Lousiana.11
12William and Mary FCS Football Top 25William & MaryThe Tribe (0-1) looked bad in a 48-14 loss against North Carolina State. Figures to have an easier time at Hampton next week.7
13#2 Illinois State FCS Football 2015 PreviewIllinois StateRedbirds(1-0) win comfortably against Valparaiso. They travel upstate to play an angry and embarrassed Northwestern next week.13
14#17 Montana FCS Football 2015 PreviewMontanaThe Grizzlies (1-0) beat a game St. Francis team, 41-31. There is a MVFC/Big Sky showdown at Northern Iowa next week.14
15Citadel FCS Football Top 25 RankingsCitadelBulldogs (1-0) start the season with a conference win over Mercer. A second SoCon game hosting Furman is up next.16
16Western Illinois FCS Football Top 25Western IllinoisLeathernecks (1-0) win in-state game over Eastern Illinois, 38-21. Top 25 match-up hosting Northern Arizona comes up next.18
17 Charleston Southern FCS Football Top 25Charleston SouthernThe Buccaneers (1-1) lost an overtime thriller to NDSU to open the year, then whipped Kentucky State. Trip to FBS Florida State this week.15
18 Northern Arizona FCS Football Top 25Northern ArizonaThe Lumberjacks (0-1) gave their all but it wasn't enough against Arizona State. NAU heads east to play Western Illinois next week.17
19 Wofford FCS Football Top 25WoffordTerriers (1-0) win their opener over Tennessee Tech, 21-7. Wofford travels to Mississippi this week, which will be much tougher.21
20 #12 New Hampshire FCS Football 2015 PreviewNew HampshireWildcats (0-1) traveled cross country to play FBS San Diego State...and lost. They get to stay home next week and host Holy Cross.19
21Youngstown State FCS Football Top 25Youngstown StateThe Penguins (1-0) dispatched Duquesne with ease. Now a date in Morgantown, WV with the Mountaineers in a big test.23
22 Portland State FCS FootballPortland StateVikings (1-0) annihlated lower division Central Washington. With 2 FBS wins last year, can they win at San Jose State this week?24
23 Albany FCS Football Top 25AlbanyThe Danes (1-0) pull upset of FBS Buffalo. They could get some momentum going next week if they can win at Rhode Island.NR
24Eastern Kentucky FCS Football Top 25Eastern KentuckyColonels (0-1) could never close the gap after falling behind early to Purdue. A game against lower division Pikeville at home is next.22
25North Dakota LogoNorth DakotaIt was a tough road loss for the Fighting Hawks (0-1) to Stony Brook. No easier traveling to FBS Bowling Green this week.20