Week 8 FCS Football Top 25 Rankings

1 Jacksonville StateJacksonville StateJSU (6-1) didn't win as big as hoped against EKU. Eastern Illinois visits next week which should all but clinch the OVC.1
2Sam Houston State LogoSam Houston StateThe Bearkats (7-0) cruised to an easy win over Nicholls State. A beat down on Texas Southern happens next.2
3#1 North Dakota State FCS Football 2015 PreviewNorth Dakota StateNDSU (6-1) rebounds from a loss to win at Western Illinois. Now a road game at Northern Iowa.3
4Eastern Washington FCS Football Top 25Eastern WashingtonEWU (6-1) continues to win and score points. They just beat Montana State, now they get Montana at home.4
5 Richmond FCS Football Top 25 RankingsRichmondRichmond (7-1) whipped Elon and now get a week off before their monster home tilt with James Madison.5
6Citadel FCS Football Top 25 RankingsCitadelThe Citadel (7-0) needed OT to dispatch of Wofford, but stayed undefeated. Home game coming with ETSU.6
7South Dakota State FCS FootballSouth Dakota StateSDSU (5-2) beat another top 15 team. The Jackrabbits runaway train rolls into Illinois State next Saturday.9
8#7 James Madison FCS Football 2015 PreviewJames MadisonJMU (6-1) had the week off. A home game with URI precedes two very tough roadies at Richmond and 'Nova.8
9#9 Chattanooga FCS Football 2015 PreviewChattanoogaChatty (7-1) took down VMI comfortably. At Western Carolina next. One more win should put them in the playoffs.11
10Charleston Southern FCS Football Top 25Charleston SouthernTwo weeks waiting to play a game for CSU (4-2) was taken out on Presbyterian. Bucknell visits next week.12
11#17 Montana FCS Football 2015 PreviewMontanaMontana (5-2) lost at Northern Arizona. They're getting hot. But the Grizzlies can get redemption at EWU next week.7
12Samford FCS Football Top 25SamfordSamford (6-1) beat Western Carolina, but step up in competition next week when they play at Mississippi State.15
13Central Arkansas FCS Football Top 25Central ArkansasUCA (6-1) beat Lamar and readies for a resurgent SE Lousiana. The Bears are looking good for the postseason.16
14Western Illinois FCS Football Top 25Western IllinoisWIU (5-2) lost a tough home game against NDSU. Now a sneaky, tough road game at South Dakota comes next.10
15North Dakota LogoNorth DakotaUND's (6-2) advertised hot streak continues over Idaho State. A very important home game vs. Weber State awaits.19
16Youngstown State FCS Football Top 25Youngstown StateYSU (5-2) drops a roadie at SDSU. The MVFC road is a tough place to live. A home game with Indiana State is welcomed.14
17Villanova FCS Football Top 25VillanovaNova (6-2) added to Albany's recent misery and added to their resume. They get a bye now to prepare for the stretch.20
18#5 Coastal Carolina FCS Football 2015 PreviewCoastal CarolinaCCU (5-2) beat a subpar Central Connecticut State by 8. They travel to former Big South brother, Presbyterian next.18
19Cal Poly LogoCal PolyPoly (5-2) held on to beat UC-Davis. Need a better effort next week at Sacramento State, if they want to be taken seriously.21
20Stony Brook Logo Stony BrookStony Brook (5-2) crushed Delaware. If they beat New Hampshire next week, a playoff run looks more and more likely.22
21Eastern Illinois LogoEastern IllinoisHorrible loss for EIU (5-3) to now 2-win Murray State. A road game at Jacksonville State puts the playoffs in doubt.13
22Fordham LogoFordhamThe Rams (5-2) just get by Georgetown, but that's ok. Next week at Lehigh is the Patriot League Game of the Year.23
23Wofford FCS Football Top 25WoffordWofford (4-3) lose to The Citadel...ok. Home against Mercer next week. This team needs a signature win.17
24#12 New Hampshire FCS Football 2015 PreviewNew HampshireNew Hampshire (5-3) clubs Towson. A playoff-level home game with Stony Brook comes next weekend.25
25Lehigh LogoLehighLehigh (6-2) steamrolls Holy Cross in anticipation of the home date with Fordham next week.NR


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