Week 4 FCS Football Top 25 Rankings

1 James Madison LogoJames MadisonDukes (4-0) beat Maine 28-10. They will look to get the offense rolling again next week at Delaware.1
2North Dakota State LogoNorth Dakota StateBison (3-0) shutout Robert Morris in their final non-conference game. MVFC play starts now with Missouri State visiting.2
3South Dakota State LogoSouth Dakota StateSDSU (3-0) took this week off before Valley play. Good idea. They travel to Youngstown State right out of the gate.3
4Sam Houston State LogoSam Houston StateBearkats (3-0) must have been tired of hearing about Nicholls. Should be tougher at Central Arkansas.4
5 Jacksonville State LogoJacksonville StateGamecocks (2-1) put out Liberty's Flames. Time to crank up OVC action at Tennessee Tech.7
6Western Illinois LogoWestern IllinoisWIU (3-0) destroyed FBS Coastal Carolina. The Road Warriors finally come home for the Neilson Bowl with South Dakota.11
7South Dakota LogoSouth DakotaCoyotes (3-0) sat at home this week, thinking of ways to beat their coach's former team at Western Illinois next week.12
8Wofford LogoWoffordWofford (3-0) sneeked by Gardner-Webb. Three wins by a total of five points. Lucky or clutch? At Presbyterian next.8
9Youngstown State LogoYoungstown StatePenguins (2-1) took the week off in preparation for next week's showdown with the Jackrabbits.9
10New Hampshire LogoNew HampshireWildcats (3-1) followed up their 'WHAT?' moment last week witha win over URI. Their final non-con vs. Bryant is next.13
11The Citadel LogoCitadelBulldogs (3-0) rested this week, but have a huge SoCon roadie at Samford next.14
12Liberty LogoLibertyLiberty (3-1) didn't look like an FBS transitioner against JSU. Would suspect St. Francis will feel the burn next week.5
13Central Arkansas LogoCentral ArkansasBears (2-1) couldn't have liked how SHSU treated Nicholls. Now they get to host the Bearkat offensive attack.16
14Villanova LogoVillanovaNova (2-2) knows road games in the CAA are tough, Albany reminded them. So expect even more focus at Towson.6
15Eastern Washington LogoEastern WashingtonEWU (2-2) look like the team that scored at will in recent years. Can the defense contain Sacramento State who just scored 54?17
16Richmond LogoRichmondSpiders (2-2) knew Elon was off to a good start. Elon rolled to victory. Richmond gets a week to think about losing.10
17Albany FCS Football Top 25AlbanyDanes (3-1) win their CAA opener over Villanova. Now they play an equally hot Elon on the road.23
18Tennessee-Martin FCS Football Top 25UT-MartinSkyhawks (3-1) thump Tennessee State. They might be the team to challenge JSU. They go to Austin Peay next weekend.24
19Illinois State FCS Football Top 25Illinois StateIllinois State (3-0) beat Missouri State, getting a jump in the MVFC race. Next week they host the other ISU, from Indiana.22
20North Carolina A&T FCS Football Top 25 North Carolina A&TAggies (4-0) beat Morgan State by 32. Impressive? No. They allowed the Bears first 17 points all season. At SCSU next.21
21Tennessee State FCS Football Top 25Tennessee StateTigers (3-1) lost their first game vs. UT-Martin. Home game against Eastern Illinois is bigger than earlier thought.15
22Weber State FCS Football Top 25Weber StateWildcats (3-1) have taken three opponents to the woodshed (and lost to California). Can they do it at Montana State?NR
23Stony Brook FCS Football Top 25Stony BrookStony Brook (3-1) lost to USF to start the season, but have rattled off three straight since. They travel to W&M next week.NR
24Monmouth FCS Football Top 25MonmouthMonmouth (3-1) an unlikely candidate for Big South champion, but they have the best record of the bunch. At Bucknell next.NR
25McNeese FCS Football Top 25McNeeseCowboys (3-1) have won three in a row, but no real substance to their opponents. At SFA next...life in the Southland.NR