Week 9 FCS Football Top 25 Ranking

1 James Madison LogoJames MadisonJMU (8-0) put New Hampshire behind them. At Rhode Island next, but wonder - will it all come down to them and Elon?1
2North Dakota State LogoNorth Dakota StateNDSU (8-0) had a fight early, then cruised to a win over UNI. Border war game at SDSU next week.2
3Jacksonville State LogoJacksonville StateJSU (7-1) beat Southeast Missouri State easily. A home date with Murray State is next. They could get the OVC auto also.3
4Central Arkansas LogoCentral ArkansasUCA (7-1) absolutely crushed McNeese. Looks like cruise control right now. Roadie at Lamar should produce roadkill.4
5 South Dakota LogoSouth DakotaCoyotes (7-1) follow the Illinois State loss with a Southern Illinois destruction. Travel to Northern Iowa next week.5
6Sam Houston State LogoSam Houston StateSHSU (7-1) struggled but put SE Louisiana away late. They get Incarnate Word at home next weekend.6
7Wofford LogoWoffordWofford (7-1) rebounded by beating ETSU, though it was close. They host Chattanooga, who upset the team Wofford lost to.7
8Elon FCS Football Top 25ElonElon (7-1) put a very hurtful loss on Villanova. No longer a Cinderella, the Phoenix are real. They host Towson next.8
9South Dakota State LogoSouth Dakota StateSDSU (6-2) exploded at WIU. Still have three brutal games left, including their annual game against NDSU.9
10Monmouth FCS Football Top 25MonmouthMonmouth (7-1) held on to skirt by Charleston Southern. The next two look very winnable. They're in great shape overall.10
11Stony Brook FCS Football Top 25Stony BrookSB (6-2) also landed a fourth loss on Richmond, hurting their playoff hopes. For themselves, they get Albany next.11
12Southern Utah LogoSouthern UtahSUU (6-2) continues the hot streak, winning at NoCo. A win at home against North Dakota might get them in the Top 10.20
13Weber State FCS Football Top 25Weber StateWSU (6-2) answered the challenge of the Big Sky's heirarchy, Montana. Onto the other, at Eastern Washington.15
14Illinois State FCS Football Top 25Illinois StateRedbirds (6-2) destroyed Youngstown State and their playoff hopes. ISU needs one more win. Can they handle WIU at home?23
15Kennesaw State FCS Football Top 25Kennesaw StateOwls (7-1) have played a fairly soft schedule. These next three games will tell their story. A non-con at Montana State is first.18
16Northern Arizona LogoNorthern ArizonaNAU (6-2) won a sixth in a row over Sac State. A travel date with Montana figures to be very difficult.NR
17New Hampshire LogoNew HampshireUNH (5-3) held the champs to 21. But the champs shut them out. Wildcats need to win at William & Mary.12
18Western Illinois LogoWestern IllinoisWIU (5-3) took a beating from SDSU. Playoffs are still reachable, but a win at Illinois State would guarantee it.13
19North Carolina A&T FCS Football Top 25North Carolina A&TNC A&T (8-0) had the week off. Next they go to Norfolk State, who just lost to a winless opponent.19
20Eastern Washington LogoEastern WashingtonEWU (5-3) took the week of after the loss to SUU. Now they get to host Utah's other stud program, Weber State.21
21Furman LogoFurmanFurman (6-3) will take this week off after beating Western Carolina, their sixth consecutive win.NR
22Samford FCS Football Top 25SamfordSamford (5-3) lose all momentum from beating Wofford by losing to Chattanooga. Can they get back on track at Mercer?14
23Nicholls State LogoNichollsNicholls (6-2) held off a late charge by Incarnate Word to win. They host Houston Baptist next.NR
24McNeese FCS Football Top 25McNeeseMcNeese (6-2) took a whoopin' from UCA. Next, they host SE Louisiana, eliminating the loser from playoff contention.16
25Western Carolina FCS Football Top 25Western CarolinaWestern Carolina (6-3) lost to Furman. A tough road game at The Citadel awaits.17



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