Week 9 FCS Football Top 25 Rankings

1 Jacksonville StateJacksonville StateJacksonville State (7-1) handed Eastern Illinois its fourth loss. A road game at SEMO awaits.1
2Sam Houston State LogoSam Houston StateThe Bearkats (8-0) had no issues with Texas Southern. Shouldn't have any until UCA comes calling.2
3#1 North Dakota State FCS Football 2015 PreviewNorth Dakota StateNDSU (7-1) took control at Northern Iowa, then held on late. This team seems to win every close game. Winners do.3
4Eastern Washington FCS Football Top 25Eastern WashingtonEWU (7-1) continues to roll. Their game at Cal Poly this week looks like their toughest remaining.4
5 Richmond FCS Football Top 25 RankingsRichmondRichmond (7-1) took the week off, probably watching JMU score at will. Huge CAA game with them next week.5
6Citadel FCS Football Top 25 RankingsCitadelThe Citadel (8-0) stays perfect over ETSU. They host Samford next, which should be a pretty good test.6
7#7 James Madison FCS Football 2015 PreviewJames MadisonJMU (7-1) scores at least 80 for the second time this year. Rhode Island is no Richmond. And they go there next.8
8#9 Chattanooga FCS Football 2015 PreviewChattanoogaChattanooga (8-1) pulled ahead of WCU early, then coasted to a win. Maybe they started next week's bye after halftime.9
9Charleston Southern FCS Football Top 25Charleston SouthernCSU (5-2) rolled over Bucknell. Next they need to beat Gardner-Webb before their Big South showdown at Liberty.10
10Central Arkansas FCS Football Top 25Central ArkansasUCA (7-1) crushed SE Louisiana, all but finishing their playoff hopes. They travel to SFA next.13
11Western Illinois FCS Football Top 25Western IllinoisWIU (6-2) wins the "Nielsen Bowl" at South Dakota. Three games left, all against the bottom rungs of the MVFC ladder.14
12North Dakota LogoNorth DakotaUND (7-2) is hot. How hot? Only seven wins in a row, undefeated in the Big Sky. At Northern Colorado next, win again?15
13Youngstown State FCS Football Top 25Youngstown StateYSU (6-2) grinds out a come from behind win vs. Indiana State. Offense is hurting, but this defense is very, very real.16
14Samford FCS Football Top 25SamfordSamford (6-2) lost at FBS Mississippi State, but it was a high scoring affair. A proving game at The Citadel is next.12
15Villanova FCS Football Top 25VillanovaNova (6-2) had this week off. They travel to a Maine team who is suddenly knocking on the playoff door.17
16South Dakota State FCS FootballSouth Dakota StateSDSU (5-3) loses a stinker. Granted it was a roadie and we've mentioned that's a tough place to live in the MVFC.7
17#17 Montana FCS Football 2015 PreviewMontanaMontana (5-3) took a third loss. With their schedule, winning two more games should get an at-large bid.11
18#5 Coastal Carolina FCS Football 2015 PreviewCoastal CarolinaCCU (6-2) beat down an overmatched Presbyterian. Four games remain and all are at home.18
19Cal Poly LogoCal PolyCal Poly (6-2) was less than impressive at Sacramenton State. Better tighten up with the Eagles coming to town.19
20 Lehigh LogoLehighThe Mountain Hawks (7-2) whooped Fordham and have all but clinched the Patriot's automatic bid. Congrats.25
21#12 New Hampshire FCS Football 2015 PreviewNew HampshireUNH (6-3) took down Stony Brook. There's a week off next before huge games against Albany and Maine.24
22Harvard LogoHarvardHarvard (6-1) rejoins the Top 25 after a short absense. They're controlling the Ivies with minimal resistence left.NR
23Liberty LogoLibertyThe Flames (5-3) have won four straight. They look to make it five next week at Presbyterian.NR
24Wofford FCS Football Top 25WoffordWofford (5-3) beat Mercer. Note the lack of excitement? If they don't win at Chattanooga in two weeks, goodbye playoffs.23
25North Carolina A&T LogoNorth Carolina A&TNCA&T (7-1) has reeled off five in a row. Yes, they're all MEAC teams, but this team also beat FBS Kent State earlier.NR


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