Week 12 FCS Football Top 25 Rankings

1 Jacksonville StateJacksonville StateJSU (10-1) quelled any thoughts of UTM of winning the OVC, 33-7. A top 3 or 4 seed should await tomorrow.1
2Sam Houston State LogoSam Houston StateThe Bearkats (11-0) finish the regular season as Southland champs and the only undefeated team in FCS.2
3#1 North Dakota State FCS Football 2015 PreviewNorth Dakota StateNDSU (10-1) beat South Dakota and finished tied for another MVFC title. A top 2 seed should precede their name tomorrow.3
4Eastern Washington FCS Football Top 25Eastern WashingtonEWU (10-1) finsihed off their Big Sky season undefeated with their least impressive performance. Still a top 2 seed.4
5 #7 James Madison FCS Football 2015 PreviewJames MadisonJMU (10-1) treat Elon quite bad, 63-14. Of course, the Dukes have done that to many opponents. Enjoy your 4-5 seed.6
6North Dakota LogoNorth DakotaNorth Dakota (9-2) was done last weekend. In a position to get a bye, it might be three weeks between games.8
7Citadel FCS Football Top 25 RankingsCitadelThe Citadel (10-1) were crushed by North Carolina. But their undefeated FCS campaign should still get them a seed and a bye.
8South Dakota State FCS FootballSouth Dakota StateSDSU (8-3) took care of a UNI team who was fighting for their lives. The Jacks get their first MVFC crown and should get a bye.10
9Youngstown State FCS Football Top 25Youngstown StateYSU (8-3) completely destroyed Missouri State. They probably fall just short of a bye, but this team is worthy.13
10#5 Coastal Carolina FCS Football 2015 PreviewCoastal CarolinaCCU (9-2) probably cost Liberty a playoff berth. Now the Chanticleers have one FCS game left: Hampton.12
11Central Arkansas FCS Football Top 25Central ArkansasUCA (9-2) had a good run crash to an end, without a Southland title. They should host a first round playoff game still.7
12Villanova FCS Football Top 25VillanovaVillanova (8-3) completes an 8-3 season and a no doubt about its playoff resume.16
13Lehigh LogoLehighLehigh (9-2) smashed long-time rival Lafayette and should be in good shape to host a playoff game.15
14Charleston Southern FCS Football Top 25Charleston SouthernWas do or die for CSU (7-3). They persevered and whipped Kennesaw State to win the Big South for a second year in a row.
15Wofford FCS Football Top 25WoffordWofford (8-3) made sure their ticket was punched with a shutout of VMI.  Welcome to the playoffs.18
16#9 Chattanooga FCS Football 2015 PreviewChattanoogaThe Mocs (8-3) took a beating from Alabama, no real harm. They'll be hosting a playoff game next week.11
17Richmond FCS Football Top 25 RankingsRichmondThe Spiders (8-3) got manhandled by William & Mary, who definitely wanted it more. Richmond is still safe for the playoffs.9
18Albany Football Top 25AlbanyAlbany (7-4) started hot in 2015, then stumbled. 4-4 in CAA with a FBS win should be good enough for a playoff spot.20
19#12 New Hampshire FCS Football 2015 PreviewNew HampshireUNH (7-4) doesn't have an overly great resume, but 6-2 in CAA is probably enough.  They might be road bound though.25
20 Fordham Football Top 25FordhamFordham (8-3) wins again, six of their last seven. With many bubble teams losing, they should have just qualified.24
21Cal Poly Football Top 25Cal PolyCal Poly (7-4) secures a playoff bid with a shootout win over NoCo. In fact, someone may have just scored again.NR
22Weber State Football Top 25Weber StateWasn't easy or impressive for Weber State (7-4), their win over Idaho State. Resume just good enough for a playoff bid.NR
23North Carolina A&T LogoNorth Carolina A&TThe Aggies (9-2) do what they always do, lose to NC Central. With a lot of other contenders losing, they might take the last bid.19
24Samford FCS Football Top 25SamfordSamford (7-4) loses to ESTU, a third loss in four games.  A bad way to end the season, that probably cost them a bid.14
25Southeastern Louisiana Football Top 25Southeastern LouisianaThe Lions (7-4) win a shootout over Nicholls State to finish third in the Southland. But seven SLC wins aren't enough.NR


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