Week 1 FCS Football Top 25 Rankings

North Dakota State Logo 
North Dakota StateNDSU (1-0) cruised by Cal Poly in step one of repeating. They get a quirky bye after one game before North Alabama comes to town.1
2James Madison LogoJames MadisonJMU (0-1) gave FBS NCSU all they could handle before losing at the end. Norfolk State won't be as fortunate next weekend.2
3Kennesaw State LogoKennesaw StateKSU (0-1) probably should have beaten FBS Georgia State. Tennessee Tech will be sorry these guys are coming to town upset.3
4Eastern Washington LogoEastern WashingtonEWU (1-0) looked very efficient, destroying D-II Central Washington. Huge "non-conference" game at Northern Arizona next week.5
5 Samford LogoSamfordSU (1-0) delivered big against an overmatched opponent. Traveling to FBS Florida State will probably make them feel "Shorter".7
6South Dakota State LogoSouth Dakota StateSDSU (0-0) was canceled this week. The weather still trumps football when it wants to. They'll go home and wait for Montana State.6
7Northern Arizona LogoNorthern ArizonaNAU (1-0) whooped FBS UTEP, in Texas. Scary, the offense was good but not as good as it could be. This week will be fun.11
8North Carolina A&T LogoNorth Carolina A&TA&T (2-0) have huge wins over Jax State and FBS East Carolina to kickoff the year. Host Gardner-Webb next. Undefeated again?14
9Villanova LogoVillanovaVU (1-0) went across town and handed FBS Temple a loss. They'll travel upstate to Lehigh next weekend. Who rules the Penn?12
10Sam Houston State LogoSam Houston StateSHSU (0-0) started their season with a bye. They'll open with Prairie View A&M, who will be playing their third game. Interesting.10
11Nicholls LogoNichollsNU (1-0) jumped into the national spotlight, taking down Power Five Kansas. Can they do it again at Tulane? Why not?17
12Montana LogoMontanaUM (1-0) jumped all over Northern Iowa, then held on after a furious come back. Host another Iowa school next - Drake.15
13McNeese LogoMcNeese StateMSU (1-0) held off Northern Colorado, but the Cowboys tamed the Bears. They start conference play at houston Baptist next.13
14Elon LogoElonElon (0-1) was drubbed by FBS USF. But their fall is more a product of others doing well. They'll host neighbor, Furman next.9
15Jacksonville State LogoJacksonville StateJSU (0-1) lost the kickoff opener to NC A&T. This week they rested for MVSU next week, after whcih another bye awaits. Zzzzz!8
16UC Davis LogoUC DavisUCD (1-0) opened the year beating FBS San Jose State. The offense is real, the defense? Not sure. San Diego just might test them.NR
17Montana State LogoMontana StateMSU (1-0) came from behind to beat Western Illinois. They'll try to double-dip the MVFC next week at South Dakota State.22
18Wofford LogoWoffordWC (1-0) outlasted The Citadel in a low-scoring affair. You can figure on the Terriers running all over VMI next week.23
19Illinois State LogoIllinois StateISU (1-0) destroyed St. Xavier, IL in a glorified scrimmage. Next week's home game with Eastern Illinois will count for later on.24
20New Hampshire LogoNew HampshireUNH (0-1) had one of the most shocking season opening losses in some time. And you can figure Colgate will try and continue it.4
21South Dakota LogoSouth DakotaUSD (0-1) came up just short against Kansas State. Would have been a huge statement win. They'll try against NoCo next week.21
22UNI LogoNorthern IowaUNI (0-1) gave a valiant comeback after a horrible first half at Montana. Now they get a week to think about it, then FBS Iowa.16
23Maine LogoMaineUM (1-0) were horrible hosts to the previous #4 team in the land. It'll be more difficult at FBS Western Kentucky though.NR
24Austin Peay LogoAustin PeayAPU (0-1) FBS Georgia treated the Governors very badly. A rebound against Presbyterian is likely and needed.19
25Furman LogoFurmanFurman (0-1) was treated even worse by FBS Clemson. A trip to Elon will be easier, comparatively speaking, but definitely not a gimme.20


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