Week 8 FCS Football Top 25 Rankings

1 James Madison LogoJames MadisonDukes (7-0) took care of W&M. The last major obstacle before another CAA title comes this week at home, with UNH.1
2North Dakota State LogoNorth Dakota StateBison (7-0) win a fight with WIU. Now they get a Northern Iowa team visiting, fighting for their playoff lives.2
3Jacksonville State LogoJacksonville StateJSU (6-1) may have just sewn up the OVC title, beating Eastern Illinois. 3 of 4 remaining are at home and SEMO is first.4
4Central Arkansas LogoCentral ArkansasUCA (6-1) went to Louisiana and beat Northwestern State. Now they come home for another cajun - McNeese.6
5 South Dakota LogoSouth DakotaCoyotes (6-1) were reminded why road life in the MVFC is no fun, by Illinois State. They get Southern Illinois at home now.3
6Sam Houston State LogoSam Houston StateSHSU (6-1) whipped Lamar. They'll look to continue the beatings next week at SE Louisiana.7
7Wofford LogoWoffordWofford (6-1) lost their first game to Samford. The last three SoCon opponents are all weak, they'll be fine.5
8Elon FCS Football Top 25ElonElon (6-1) escaped Rhode Island with a win. Big road game at Villanova is next.12
9South Dakota State LogoSouth Dakota StateSDSU (5-2) rebound from a crushing home defeat to destroying Missouri State. On the road again, Western Illinois next.11
10Monmouth FCS Football Top 25MonmouthMonmouth (6-1) beat Liberty. If they can beat Charleston Southern next week, this team is a playoff lock.13
11Stony Brook FCS Football Top 25Stony BrookStony Brook (5-2) had the week off to prepare for this week's game in Richmond. They could squash the Spiders playoff hopes.14
12New Hampshire LogoNew HampshireUNH (5-2) beats Towson but was probably thinking about this road game at JMU the whole time.15
13Western Illinois LogoWestern IllinoisWIU (5-2) lose at NDSU. Most teams do. Now they host SDSU in a game where someone will get their third loss.8
14Samford FCS Football Top 25SamfordSamford (5-2) handed Wofford their first loss. Samford is looking good now and a struggling Chattanooga visits next.21
15Weber State FCS Football Top 25Weber StateWSU (5-2) has huge Big Sky match-ups these next two weeks. They're home with Montana and at Eastern Washington.16
16McNeese FCS Football Top 25McNeeseCowboys (6-1) beat UIW, holy moley! A win at UCA would almost assure them of a playoff bid. They might get one anyway.18
17Western Carolina FCS Football Top 25Western CarolinaWCU (6-2) crushed VMI - welcome to the club. They host Furman next in a playoff level match-up.20
18Kennesaw State FCS Football Top 25Kennesaw StateOwls (6-1) sent Gardner-Webb back home with a loss. A roadie at Presby should be manageable. The big ones still await.22
19North Carolina A&T FCS Football Top 25North Carolina A&THave I disrespected A&T (8-0)? Only their opponents. They skirt by Bethune-Cookman. They play nobody again this week (bye).19
20Southern Utah LogoSouthern UtahSUU (5-2) welcome EWU then treated them very badly. Thunderbirds might be the Big Sky's best right now.24
21Eastern Washington LogoEastern WashingtonEWU (5-3) probably need the week off after SUU slapped them around. It's gonna be tough on the flip side too, at Weber State.9
22Montana LogoMontanaMontana (5-2) had the week off. Playoff-like atmosphere at Weber State next week. And Northern Arizona looms after that.25
23Illinois State FCS Football Top 25Illinois StateThe Redbirds (5-2) let themselves down, then turn around and beat South Dakota. The game at YSU is going to be a toughie.NR
24Delaware FCS Football Top 25DelawareDelaware (5-2) disposed of Richmond, now look to further their renaissance at Towson next week.NR
25Richmond LogoRichmondSpiders (4-3) are in major trouble for the playoffs right now. They better beat Stony Brook or they may be kaput.10