Week 9 FCS Football Top 25 Rankings

1North Dakota State Logo North Dakota StateNDSU (8-0) shellacked South Dakota. A home game with Youngstown State figures to be the same, if they want it to be.1
2Kennesaw State LogoKennesaw StateKSU (7-1) made Charleston Southern walk the plank then took their bounty. Next week they'll ask Campbell, one hump or two?2
3James Madison LogoJames MadisonJMU (6-2) won a defensive battle with Stony Brook. Now a road game to New Hampshire in what should be their "bowl" game.3
4UC Davis LogoUC DavisUC-D (7-1) went to Montana and took care of business. A home game with NAU comes next week before the big one.4
5Weber State LogoWeber StateWSU (6-2) went to UND and hosed down the red hot Hawks. Home game vs. Sacramento State net week shouldn't sting at all.5
6Eastern Washington LogoEastern WashingtonEWU (6-2) took the extra week of rest then disposed of Idaho. A road game at NoCo precedes a potential national seeding game.6
7Elon LogoElonElon (5-2) had the week off. Now the tough three game stretch to end the year begins. First, a home date with Rhode Island.7
8South Dakota State LogoSouth Dakota StateSDSU (5-2) jumped all over Illinois State, then hung on to win by 10. The schedule eases up some with Missouri State visiting next.8
9Colgate FCS Football Top 25ColgateColgate (7-0) has all but clinched the Patriot automatic already. A win at Fordham would make it official.10
10Wofford LogoWoffordWofford (6-2) beat Mercer and controls the SoCon race. But, a loss this week at a suddenly hot Samford opens the door for everyone.12
11Delaware FCS Football Top 25DelawareUD (6-2) came up big late and stole a win from Towson in a shootout. This week's road game to Albany should be less stressful.16
12Towson LogoTowsonTigers (6-2) lost that 40-36 shootout to Delaware. And Maine visits this week. It just doesn't let up.9
13Jacksonville State LogoJacksonville StateJSU (6-2) bounced back from the SEMO loss and raced circles around Murray State. Home next week with UT-Martin.15
14Stony Brook LogoStony BrookSB (6-3) came up just short to James Madison, 13-10. They'll finally get their bye this week and prepare for Delaware.11
15McNeese LogoMcNeese StateMcNeese (6-2) beat Central Arkansas, putting them back in the front of the Southland's heirarchy. Now just beat Lamar and stay there.18
16Southeast Missouri State LogoSE Missouri StateSEMO (6-2) beat UT-Martin. Winning two of their final three should land them at least an at-large bid. Whoulda thunk it?!20
17Nicholls LogoNichollsNicholls (5-3) whipped Incarnate Word. McNeese can't say that. Even with the shortened leash, the Colonels are the SLC's #2 now.22
18East Tennessee State LogoEast Tennessee StateETSU (7-2) rebounded after the Wofford loss nicely, beating WCU. With only two games left, this week's game at Mercer is important.23
19chattanooga LogoChattanoogaUTC (6-2) handled VMI, as expected. Winning at Furman this coming week AND home against Mercer, might be needed for a bid.24
20Princeton LogoPrincetonTigers (7-0) beat Cornell, 66-0! If they do the same to a good Dartmouth team next week, we need to petition the Ivy for the playoffs.21
21Illinois State LogoIllinois StateISU (5-3) couldn't come back after digging a huge hole to SDSU. Next week they travel to an equally irritated Northern Iowa.13
22North Dakota FCS Football Top 25North DakotaUND (5-3) lost to Weber State and a real shot at making the seed line. Last three are all winnable, starting at Idaho.14
23Dartmouth LogoDartmouthDartmouth (7-0) beat Harvard, but not like Princeton beat Cornell. But next week, they go to Princeton for the Ivy League title.25
24Western Illinois LogoWestern IllinoisWIU (4-4) is done with the tough part of their schedule and look good for the playoffs. But no let down or Southern Illinois gets 'em.NR
25Northern Iowa FCS Football Top 25Northern IowaUNI (4-4) came out flat at WIU in the second half and got rolled. Next week's home game vs. Illinois State might be a de facto playoff.17


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