Week 1 FCS Football Top 25 Rankings

1 James Madison LogoJames MadisonDukes (1-0) go to FBS East Carolina and sink the Pirates. Host ETSU Bucs next week in their continuing pirate-themed season.1
2North Dakota State LogoNorth Dakota StateBison (1-0) roll to a 72-7 win over MVSU, as expcted. Shouldn't be that easy at Eastern Washington.2
3South Dakota State LogoSouth Dakota StateJackrabbits (1-0) cranked up offense in win over Duquesne. Will need a similar showing at Montana State next.3
4Sam Houston State LogoSam Houston StateBearkats (1-0) stomped on Richmond in their Harvey-delayed opener. They hit the road to nearby Prairie View A&M next.4
5Jacksonville State Logo Jacksonville StateGamecocks (1-0) down Chattanooga in Week 0 opener. They took the week off to prepare for FBS Georgia Tech roadie.6
6Villanova LogoVillanovaWildcats (1-0) win big game over Lehigh. Now a crosstown game against FBS Temple.8
7Liberty LogoLibertyFlames (1-0) start their final year in FCS with a win at Baylor. Hosting Morehead State next week should be easier.19
8Samford LogoSamfordBulldogs (1-0) slip by a very game Kennesaw State. Next is a non-Division I home game with West Alabama.14
9New Hampshire LogoNew HampshireWildcats (1-0) win border war over Maine. Now they go south to play FBS Georgia Southern.15
10Wofford LogoWoffordTerriers (1-0) win their conference road opener at Furman. If they win next week at Mercer, they'll be early master in SoCon.17
11North Dakota LogoNorth DakotaFighting Hawks (0-1) lose at FBS Utah, no shocker. They host Missouri State next week.5
12Eastern Washington LogoEastern WashingtonEagles (0-1) had their wings clipped at Texas Tech. It's okay, they only host NDSU next week...ouch!7
13Youngstown State LogoYoungstown StatePenguins (0-1) gave FBS Pitt everything they had in a furious second half only to lose in OT. Robert Morris is next at home.13
14Lehigh LogoLehighMountain Hawks (0-1) lose tough game to 'Nova. Next they play at Monmouth who beat their rival, Lafayette.9
15Richmond LogoRichmondSpiders (0-1) were squashed in Texas, as SHSU are not good hosts. A road game at Colgate looks important now.10
16Chattanooga LogoChattanoogaMocs (0-1) lose opener against JSU. No easier after this last week off when they travel to FBS Louisiana State.11
17Western Illinois LogoWestern IllinoisLeathernecks (1-0) win their first non-con roadie at Tennessee Tech. Northern Arizona is next on the itinerary.21
18The Citadel LogoCitadelBulldogs (1-0) beat Newberry, a Division II team. Hosting Presbyterian next week shouldn't be that much tougher.23
19Tennessee State FCS Football Top 25Tennessee StateTigers (1-0) win at FBS Georgia State. If they can take care of business against Jackson State, playoff aspirations will grow.NR
20 Central Arkansas LogoCentral ArkansasBears (0-1) lose to FBS Kansas State. Look to get on track at Murray State next week.12
21Colgate FCS Football Top 25ColgateRed Raiders (1-0) went cross country and beat Cal Poly last week. This week's rest preps them for Richmond next.NR
22Nicholls FCS Football Top 25NichollsColonels (1-0) beat McNeese and took their spot as the Southland #3. But a roadie at FBS Texas A&M will be much tougher.NR
23Charleston Southern LogoCharleston SouthernBuccaneers (0-1) got waxed by FBS Mississippi State. Need to get it together next week at South Carolina State.16
24Northern Iowa LogoNorthern IowaPanthers (0-1) lose at FBS Iowa State. A possible playoff eliminator next week when they host Cal Poly.20
25Howard FCS Football Top 25HowardBison (1-0) pull off huge upset at UNLV. Travel to Kent State next week, who was beaten by the MEAC's NC A&T last year.NR