Week 3 FCS Football Top 25 Rankings

1 James Madison LogoJames MadisonDukes (3-0) put up a measly 75 on Norfolk State. Probably won't do that at home against Maine...or could they?1
2North Dakota State LogoNorth Dakota StateBison (2-0) took this week off. Apparently they need the rest before hosting Robert Morris.2
3South Dakota State LogoSouth Dakota StateSDSU (3-0) finished non-conference play unbeaten. They'll take this week off before entering the MVFC Battle Royale.3
4Sam Houston State LogoSam Houston StateSHSU (2-0) were idle. They get their two main competitors in the Southland the next two weeks; vs. Nicholls and at UCA.4
5 Liberty LogoLibertyFlames (3-0) barely slipped by Indiana State. An effort like that against Jacksonville State will result in a loss.6
6Villanova LogoVillanovaWildcats (2-1) smash Lafayette. Huge opener in the CAA at Albany next week.8
7Jacksonville State LogoJacksonville StateJSU (1-1) took the week off. Already played Chattanooga and Georgia Tech. Might as well play Liberty too.7
8Wofford LogoWoffordWofford (2-0) slept in this week in preparation for their Big South swoon the next two weeks.10
9Youngstown State LogoYoungstown StateYSU (3-0) has suffered from a lot of off the field news. This just in - on the field, the Penguins are getting together again!12
10Richmond LogoRichmondSpiders (2-1) put an end to Howard's fairy tale season. They open CAA play against a surprising 2-1 Elon.13
11Western Illinois LogoWestern IllinoisWIU (2-0) took this week off, jumped the gun on their next game. NOW, they go to Coastal Carolina.14
12South Dakota LogoSouth DakotaCoyotes (3-0) chewed up the Fighting Hawks. Not too many have looked more impressive than they have.21
13New Hampshire LogoNew HampshireHey, Wildcats (2-1), what was that? FBS win hangover, whipped by Holy Cross. They host Rhode Island in their CAA opener.5
14The Citadel LogoCitadelBulldogs (3-0) snuck by ETSU. Not impressive at all. Maybe they were looking ahead to the roadie at Samford in two weeks.15
15Tennessee State FCS Football Top 25Tennessee StateTigers (3-0) beat Florida A&M to stay perfect. Big OVC opener at Tennessee-Martin next week.16
16Central Arkansas LogoCentral ArkansasBears (2-1) whooped SE Louisiana. Now they sit and watch Nicholls take a shot at Sam Houston before they get theirs.17
17Eastern Washington LogoEastern WashingtonEagles (1-2) get in the win column, crushing Fordham. Big Sky from here on out, why not just start at Montana? Done!19
18Samford LogoSamfordSamford (2-1) was beaten down at Georgia, no shame in that. But SoCon plays starts now, at Western Carolina first.9
19Nicholls FCS Football Top 25NichollsColonels (2-1) beat Prairie View worse than SHSU did. Guess where they go next?24
20 North Dakota LogoNorth DakotaUND (1-2) might wanna reconsider a move to the MVFC after what South Dakota did to them. They host Montana State next.11
21North Carolina A&T FCS Football Top 25North Carolina A&TAggies (3-0) beat the FBS for a second straight year. Will be in the playoff hunt if they don't win the MEAC. Morgan State next.NR
22Illinois State FCS Football Top 25Illinois StateRedbirds (2-0) jump into the Top 25, beat Eastern Illinois. Get a jump on MVFC play at Missouri State next week.NR
23Albany FCS Football Top 25AlbanyDanes (2-1) beat Monmouth and jump in the Top 25. A win next week at home against Villanova will keep them here.NR
24Tennessee-Martin FCS Football Top 25UT-MartinSkyhawks (2-1) get a big win at Chattanooga. If they can beat Tennessee State, they might be the OVC's favorite.NR
25Southern Utah FCS Football Top 25Southern UtahThunderbirds (2-1) win a tough one over Northern Iowa. They look to keep the momentum at Sacramento State next week.NR