Week 2 FCS Football Top 25 Rankings

1 James Madison LogoJames MadisonDukes (2-0) sank ETSU Buccos with ease. Next week they host Norfolk State, a team they should also swat easily (Hornets).1
2North Dakota State LogoNorth Dakota StateBison (2-0) stampeded at EWU, doing it easily. Next week they get a bye before hosting Robert Morris. Poor Robert Morris.2
3South Dakota State LogoSouth Dakota StateJackrabbits (2-0) had to use some trickery to win at Montana State. They host Drake next week, who lost by 70 two weeks ago.3
4Sam Houston State LogoSam Houston StateBearkats (2-0) didn't look overly impressive against Prairie View. This coming week is a bye, preparing for a dangerous Lamar.4
5New Hampshire Logo New HampshireWildcats (2-0) join the 'Beat the FBS Party' by knocking off Georgia Southern. Interesting roadie at Holy Cross next.9
6Liberty LogoLibertyFlames (2-0) whipped Morehead State. They host Indiana State next, expecting to do the same again.7
7Jacksonville State LogoJacksonville StateGamecocks (1-1) lose to Georgia Tech, but the win over Chattanooga keeps them high. They get the week off.5
8Villanova LogoVillanovaWildcats (1-1) drop a heartbreaker to Temple, 16-13. Look to release anger on Lafayette next week at home.6
9Samford LogoSamfordBulldogs (2-0) gave up 41 to Division II West Alabama. Better tighten that up. Go to FBS Georgia next, that won't help.8
10Wofford LogoWoffordTerriers (2-0) go 2-0 in SoCon action, sneaking by Mercer, 28-27. They take this next week off before some Big South action.10
11North Dakota LogoNorth DakotaFighting Hawks (1-1) come back from a tough loss to crush Missouri State. Another tough one at South Dakota next.11
12Youngstown State LogoYoungstown StatePenguins (1-1) got back after it, shutting out Robert Morris. Next home game should be similar versus CCSU.13
13Richmond LogoRichmondSpiders (1-1) rebound with an impressive victory against Colgate. Next week's home date is with Howard.15
14Western Illinois LogoWestern IllinoisLeathernecks (2-0) continue the Road Warrior mentality at Northern Arizona. Coastal Carolina better be ready next week.17
15The Citadel LogoCitadelBulldogs (2-0) whipped Presbyterian. So what? Travel to ETSU next. Should be another easy win.18
16Tennessee State FCS Football Top 25Tennessee StateTigers (2-0) beat FBS Georgia State, barely beat Jackson State. Florida A&M should be another lay-up, but come on now?!19
17Central Arkansas LogoCentral ArkansasBears (1-1) come back from a buttkickin', to lay one of their own on Murray State. Home date with SELA is Southland important.20
18Eastern Washington LogoEastern WashingtonEagles (0-2) were smashed by NDSU. Can't fault them because of their schedule. Now cross country at Fordham, tough!12
19Chattanooga LogoChattanoogaMuch like EWU, the Mocs (0-2) schedule has been tough. The home game with UT-Martin is very important now.16
20 Northern Iowa LogoNorthern IowaPanthers (1-1) fought tooth and nail with Cal Poly and prevailed. A tough roadie at Southern Utah looms before MVFC play.24
21South Dakota LogoSouth DakotaCoyotes (2-0) beat FBS Bowling Green. A win against North Dakota next week and they'll be on the playoff inside track.NR
22Charleston Southern LogoCharleston SouthernBuccaneers (0-1) postponed their game with SC State, but no date is announced. Next week they go to Elon, weather pending.23
23Colgate FCS Football Top 25ColgateRed Raiders (1-1) stay ranked despite losing to Richmond. But traveling to FBS Buffalo comes next.21
24Nicholls FCS Football Top 25NichollsColonels (1-1) played Texas A&M tough. They host Prairie View next. Can they perform better than Sam Houston State did?22
25Lehigh LogoLehighMountain Hawks (0-2) stay by the skin of their teeth. They better beat Yale at home next week or their at-large hopes are gone.14