Week 8 FCS Football Top 25 Rankings

1North Dakota State Logo North Dakota StateNDSU (7-0) came home after a brief two game road bender and beat Illinois State. A shorter roadie next week to South Dakota.1
2Kennesaw State LogoKennesaw StateKSU (6-1) had the week off in preparation for a road game to Charleston Southern.2
3James Madison LogoJames MadisonJMU (5-2) had the week off. How about a huge home game? Stony Brook is next. Can the Dukes keep their focus?3
4UC Davis LogoUC DavisUC-D (6-1) had no issues with Cal Poly. Travel to a rested and desperate Montana next week.7
5Weber State LogoWeber StateWSU (5-2) took care of Montana State. Three of their last four are road games. First, big road test with a red hot North Dakota.12
6Eastern Washington LogoEastern WashingtonEWU (5-2) avoided disaster by having the week off. Next week an old rivalry renews when Idaho comes to The Inferno.9
7Elon LogoElonElon (5-2) is sitting pretty going into their bye. But injuries are scary with Rhode Island, Towson and Maine left on their docket.10
8South Dakota State LogoSouth Dakota StateSDSU (4-2) ran into a hungry UNI team. Unfortunately, the road figures to be just as unpleasant next week at Illinois State.4
9Towson LogoTowsonTigers (6-1) are killing it right now. They've not lost since Week 2 and that was Wake Forest. A win at Delaware will punch their ticket.15
10Colgate FCS Football Top 25ColgateColgate (6-0) took the week off. Next week they host Georgetown, where the winner will all but sew up the Patriot's automatic bid.11
11Stony Brook LogoStony BrookSB (6-2) beat URI handily. Won't be as easy at JMU, who's coming off a bye. Stony Brook doesn't get their bye until after this week.16
12Wofford LogoWoffordWofford (5-2) slotted ETSU back into the SoCon pack. Next week they host a hopeful Mercer. 18
13Illinois State LogoIllinois StateISU (5-2) lost at NDSU. Next week's home game against SDSU might have national seed implications later on.6
14North Dakota FCS Football Top 25North DakotaUND (5-2) is hot right now, winning three in a row. Weber State visits in what might be their final major test before the playoffs.19
15Jacksonville State LogoJacksonville StateJSU (5-2) fell badly to SEMO. Next is a road date with the OVC's leader in the standings? Murray State?5
16Delaware FCS Football Top 25DelawareUD (5-2) crushed UNH and it had to feel good. A win at home with Towson will get them one step closer to ending their playoff drought.24
17Northern Iowa FCS Football Top 25Northern IowaUNI (4-3) beat SDSU at home. Next is a road date with a Western Illinois team fighting like mad to keep their playoff hopes alive.25
18McNeese LogoMcNeese StateWhat was that, McNeese (5-2)? Horrible loss to Incarnate Word. Might have been looking ahead to UCA next week. Better hope so.8
19Central Arkansas LogoCentral ArkansasUCA (5-2) took care of Northwestern State, something other SLC contenders couldn't do this week. Road game at McNeese next.NR
20Southeast Missouri State LogoSE Missouri StateSEMO (5-2) ended Jax State's four plus year OVC run. Show of hands, who had it? There's a real chance a playoff bids coming here.NR
21Princeton LogoPrincetonTigers (6-0) continue to name the score in their games. Next week, at home against Cornell should be another similar result.22
22Nicholls LogoNichollsNicholls (4-3) had the week off. Considering the rest of SLC play, that was a good thing. Incarnate Word comes calling next week.20
23East Tennessee State LogoEast Tennessee StateETSU (6-2) lost to Wofford, but is still having a breakout season. With three games left and a lower class win, they need two more W's.21
24chattanooga LogoChattanoogaUTC (5-2) had a bye. With three conference games and FBS South Carolina remaining, wins are important. VMI shouldn't be an issue.NR
25Dartmouth LogoDartmouth

Dartmouth (6-0) is smashing everyone they play. A home date with Harvard next.        



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