Week 11 FCS Football Top 25 Rankings

1 Jacksonville StateJacksonville StateJax State (9-1) beat Murray State, setting up the unlikely OVC title game against Tennessee-Martin.1
2Sam Houston State LogoSam Houston StateSHSU (10-0) took care of Northwestern State. Now, the week has come, Southland championship at home vs. UCA.2
3#1 North Dakota State FCS Football 2015 PreviewNorth Dakota StateThe Bison (9-1) whipped Indiana State. The playoff bound champs look to avenge a 2015 loss at South Dakota next. 3
4Eastern Washington FCS Football Top 25Eastern WashingtonEWU (9-1) crushed Idaho State to stay unbeaten in the Big Sky. They go to Portland State next weekend.4
5 Citadel FCS Football Top 25 RankingsCitadelThe Citadel (10-0) finished their FCS schedule unblemished. Now they travel to FBS UNC to finish up overall.5
6#7 James Madison FCS Football 2015 PreviewJames MadisonJMU (9-1) clinched the CAA title. A big win over Elon will have them in the talk for a top 4 seed in the playoffs.6
7Central Arkansas FCS Football Top 25Central ArkansasUCA (9-1) beat a dangerous Nicholls State, setting up their chance at Sam Houston State for all the Southland's marbles.8
8North Dakota LogoNorth DakotaUND (9-2) trailed NAU, but owned the 4th quarter and end the regular season with at least a shared Big Sky title.9
9Richmond FCS Football Top 25 RankingsRichmondRichmond (8-2) is safely in the playoff field now, but a win over W&M next week might get them a seed and a bye.10
10South Dakota State FCS FootballSouth Dakota StateSDSU (7-3) should have clinched a bid with a win over South Dakota. Tough roadie at Northern Iowa to finish.12
11#9 Chattanooga FCS Football 2015 PreviewChattanoogaThe Mocs (8-2) made a lot of enemies on the bubble by losing to Wofford. Reward? Now they go to FBS Alabama.7
12#5 Coastal Carolina FCS Football 2015 PreviewCoastal CarolinaCCU (8-2) beats an overmatched Bryant. If they beat Liberty next week, they could cost the Flames an at-large bid.14
13Youngstown State FCS Football Top 25Youngstown StateYSU (7-3) should have clinched a third bid for the MVFC. They go to Missouri State next week.15
14Samford FCS Football Top 25SamfordSamford (7-3) got back on the winning track. Winning on the road at ETSU next week will secure a playoff bid.16
15Lehigh LogoLehighLehigh (8-2) has already clinched the Patriot. They go to rival Lafayette to finish the regular season.18
16Villanova FCS Football Top 25VillanovaNova (7-3) is probably in the playoffs even if they lost to Delaware next week. But they don't want to tempt the Committee.11
17Charleston Southern FCS Football Top 25Charleston SouthernCSU (6-3) beat Liberty. Now, if they beat Kennesaw State next week, they win the Big South automatic bid.19
18Wofford FCS Football Top 25WoffordWofford (7-3) finally got the signature win they needed, beating Chatty. A win over VMI next clinches the playoffs.24
19North Carolina A&T LogoNorth Carolina A&TA&T (9-1) plays for the MEAC title and Celebrations Bowl next week. If they lose, would they get an at-large to the playoffs?25
20 Albany Football Top 25AlbanyAlbany (6-4) is back from the dead. When all appeared lost, they beat UNH. A win over Stony Brook gets them in next week.NR
21#17 Montana FCS Football 2015 PreviewMontanaMontana (6-4) has lost 3 of 4 and now have to beat Montana State, who would love to cost the Griz the playoffs.13
22Western Illinois FCS Football Top 25Western IllinoisWIU (6-4) lose at home to Northern Iowa. As good as they've been, a third straight loss to finish will kill their playoff chances.17
23Maine Football Top 25MaineMaine (6-4) jumped Stony Brook, then hold on for the win. They host UNH in a Week 12 "playoff game" next week.NR
24Fordham Football Top 25FordhamThe Rams (7-3) haven't exactly beaten the cream of the crop, but they've won 5 of 6. A win at Bucknell would help.NR
25#12 New Hampshire FCS Football 2015 PreviewNew HampshireUNH (6-4) got ground up by Albany's rushing game in the second half. "Playoffs" start next week at Maine.20