Week 5 FCS Football Top 25

1 #1 North Dakota State FCS Football 2015 PreviewNorth Dakota StateThe Bison (4-0) dismantled Illinois State. They travel to a surprising Missouri State next, but this is the team to beat.1
2Jacksonville StateJacksonville StateJSU (3-1) took this week off. Tennessee Tech visits next week to open the Gamecock's OVC schedule.2
3#3 Sam Houston State FCS Football 2015 PreviewSam Houston StateSHSU (4-0) beat SFA 9-4. That's in touchdowns. Doesn't sound as bad as 63-28. Incarnate Word is their next victim.3
4#9 Chattanooga FCS Football 2015 PreviewChattanoogaThe Mocs (5-0) stomped ETSU, 37-7. Mercer comes to town next week. Can anyone in the SoCon beat them?4
5 Eastern Washington FCS Football Top 25Eastern WashingtonEWU (4-1) is starting to click offensively; UC-Davis found that out. Northern Colorado tries to stop them next week.5
6Richmond FCS Football Top 25 RankingsRichmondThe Spiders (4-1) needed a 4th quarter comeback to beat Towson. Huge game at Albany next week. 6
7Citadel FCS Football Top 25 RankingsCitadelThe Citadel (4-0) whipped Western Carolina and expect to do the same against lower division North Greenville next.8
8#17 Montana FCS Football 2015 PreviewMontanaThe Griz (3-1) whipped a pretty good SUU team this week. A non-con win against Mississippi Valley State is on deck.9
9#7 James Madison FCS Football 2015 PreviewJames MadisonJMU (4-1) put a solid effort out against Delaware and crushed them. They welcome struggling rival William & Mary next week.11
10South Dakota State FCS FootballSouth Dakota StateThe 'rabbits (2-2) destroyed Western Illinois. The win wasn't shocking, but the margin was. They go to SIU next.14
11Western Illinois FCS Football Top 25Western IllinoisWIU (3-1) was riding a high, but SDSU were not very cordial hosts. They host an equally disappointed Indiana State next.7
12#11 Northern Iowa FCS Football 2015 PreviewNorthern IowaThe Panthers (2-2) jumped on Southern Illinois and cruised to victory. A road game at South Dakota awaits.13
13Charleston Southern FCS Football Top 25Charleston SouthernThe Bucs (3-2) go multiple overtimes and beat Coastal Carolina, 59-58. Defense anyone? Lower division Albany State is next.15
14Albany FCS Football Top 25AlbanyA week off for the Danes (4-0) to prepare for their home date with Richmond. It might be their biggest game ever.17
15Eastern Illinois LogoEastern IllinoisEIU (3-2) lost a stinker to SE Missouri State, ending a hot streak. Now they get undefeated Tennessee State at home.12
16Youngstown State FCS Football Top 25Youngstown StateYSU (3-1) start conference play with a win over South Dakota. Next game is at Illinois State, who will be very motivated.19
17 McNeese State LogoMcNeese StateThe Cowboys (3-2) handled a dangerous Nicholls State, 38-13. In state road trip to SE Louisiana is up next.20
18Samford FCS Football Top 25 SamfordSamford (3-1) made a big statement by beating Wofford. They go to Furman next, but look like the SoCon's third best team.21
19 Central Arkansas FCS Football Top 25Central ArkansasUCA (4-1) had no problems with winless ACU. A road game at McNeese State awaits in two weeks. Get some rest.22
20 #12 New Hampshire FCS Football 2015 PreviewNew HampshireThe Wildcats (3-2) continued William & Mary's woes. Next week they try to beat the team that started their woes - Elon.23
21Villanova FCS Football Top 25VillanovaNova (4-1) has probably been a little overlooked, but they're rolling right now. That's bad news for Rhode Island next week.NR
22 Wofford FCS Football Top 25WoffordIt was a hard loss for Wofford (3-2) to Samford, especially with Citadel and Chattanooga remaining.16
23 #5 Coastal Carolina FCS Football 2015 PreviewCoastal CarolinaCCU (3-2) lost to their second decent opponent. Three wins over also-rans makes you wonder. Next week is open.10
24Harvard FCS Football Top 25HarvardHarvard (3-0) joins the Top 25 having giving Georgetown their first loss. They could do the same to Cornell next week.NR
25#2 Illinois State FCS Football 2015 PreviewIllinois StateThe Redbirds (2-3) are in serious danger of falling from the rankings, but also of flatlining their playoff future.18


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