Week 4 FCS Football Top 25

1 #1 North Dakota State FCS Football 2015 PreviewNorth Dakota StateThe Bison (3-0) took this week off. Time to settle the score in MVFC play, the last two co-champions hook-up when Illinois State visits.1
2Jacksonville StateJacksonville StateThe Gamecocks (3-1) had extinguished Liberty's flame this week, and did it easily. That deserves a week off to rest and get ready for OVC play.2
3#3 Sam Houston State FCS Football 2015 PreviewSam Houston StateSHSU (3-0) whipped Houston Baptist. A potential sneaky game at Stephen F. Austin next week, but they'll still be a heavy favorite.3
4#9 Chattanooga FCS Football 2015 PreviewChattanoogaThe Mocs (4-0) won pretty easily over a good Samford team. A roadie at ETSU comes next.4
5 Eastern Washington FCS Football Top 25Eastern WashingtonEWU (3-1) scored 50 in their advertised shootout over NAU. They welcome UC-Davis to "The Inferno" next week.6
6Richmond FCS Football Top 25 RankingsRichmondThe Spiders (3-1) rebounded nicely with a victory over a very solid Colgate squad. They host Towson next week in a CAA battle.7
7Western Illinois FCS Football Top 25Western IllinoisWIU (3-0) has now trumpted to the rest of FCS, having beaten Northern Illinois. They go to South Dakota State to open their MVFC schedule.9
8Citadel FCS Football Top 25 RankingsCitadelThe Bulldogs (3-0) rested this weekend. A road trip into Appalachia is up next week at Western Carolina.8
9#17 Montana FCS Football 2015 PreviewMontanaThe Griz (2-1) had two weeks to prepare for their trip to Cal Poly and still lost. They'll try to get back on track with Southern Utah visiting next.5
10#5 Coastal Carolina FCS Football 2015 PreviewCoastal CarolinaCoastal (3-1) continues to beat down winless teams. Next week they face their second true challenge when hosting Charleston Southern.11
11#7 James Madison FCS Football 2015 PreviewJames MadisonThe Dukes (3-1) win at Maine.  It was tough, as they were losing going into the 4th quarter, though. Delaware comes calling next week.14
12Eastern Illinois LogoEastern IllinoisEIU (3-1) took Austin Peay to the woodshed. They cross the Mississippi next week to play Southeast Missouri State.15
13#11 Northern Iowa FCS Football 2015 PreviewNorthern IowaNorthern Iowa (1-2) enjoyed a week off. The Panthers begin conference play at home against Southern Illinois.13
14South Dakota State FCS FootballSouth Dakota StateThe Jackrabbits (1-2) reste this week in preperation for Western Illinois. This game is more important for them than the Leathernecks.16
15Charleston Southern FCS Football Top 25Charleston SouthernCSU (2-2) opened their Big South title defense with a win at Monmouth. Next, they travelt to former Big South member, Coastal Carolina.17
16Wofford FCS Football Top 25WoffordThe Terriers (3-1) woofed down ETSU like doggie treats, 31-0. A road game for what looks like the third spot in the SoCon at Samford is next.18
17 Albany FCS Football Top 25AlbanyThe Great Danes (4-0) disposed of St. Francis.  But much like JMU, it was a struggle. But they get next week off to get ready for Richmond.19
18#2 Illinois State FCS Football 2015 Preview Illinois StateThe Redbirds (2-2) lose their conference opener to Indiana State. No big deal, they only travel to NDSU this week...ouch!10
19 Youngstown State FCS Football Top 25Youngstown StateYSU (2-1) took a break from their de facto NEC schedule this week to get ready for MVFC play at home against South Dakota.21
20 McNeese State LogoMcNeese StateThe Cowboys (2-2) won at Incarnate Word and host a Nicholls State team that's lost two FBS games by a total of three points. Upset alert?22
21Samford FCS Football Top 25SamfordSamford (2-1) lost to Chattanogga...no shame there. A very important home game with Wofford is next.20
22 Central Arkansas FCS Football Top 25Central ArkansasUCA (3-1) is 2-0 in Southland action and they just added a win over Arkansas State. A road game at Abilene Christian awaits before a bye.NR
23#12 New Hampshire FCS Football 2015 Preview New HampshireUNH (2-2) crushed Rhode Island, which was not a shocker. There are huge playoff implications next week when they host William & Mary.23
24Cal Poly FCS Football Top 25Cal PolyThe Mustangs (3-1) have three straight wins against potential playoff teams. If they can win at North Dakota this week, they're set-up nicely.NR
25William and Mary FCS Football Top 25William & MaryThe Tribe (2-2) lose a home game to Elon. That looks bad. W&M has only won two games against MEAC schools. They might be in trouble.12