Final FCS Football Top 25 Rankings

1North Dakota State Logo North Dakota StateNDSU (15-0) won their seventh national title in eight years. That's incredible. Work begins for a new coach to continue their stampede.1
2Eastern Washington LogoEastern WashingtonEWU (12-3) come up short against NDSU. Fourteen others said that this year. Still, this might be the team to beat in 2019-20.4
3South Dakota State LogoSouth Dakota StateSDSU (10-3) come up short against NDSU in the playoffs. These words have to be getting old in Brookings.5
4Maine LogoMaineMaine (10-4) looked like they ran out of gas, flying back and forth to the Big Sky region. Great season though as outright CAA champs.9
5Weber State LogoWeber StateWSU (10-3) sent SEMO back to the gateway in round two, but lost to Maine. Two great runs in a row. The new Big Sky power?3
6Kennesaw State LogoKennesaw StateKSU (11-2) beat Wofford in a dog fight, then lost a hog slopper to SDSU, in a rainstorm. Great season for the Big South champs.2
7UC Davis LogoUC DavisUC-D (10-3) just couldn't solve the EWU puzzle. It looked good the second time, but were clipped at the very end. Great year.6
8Colgate FCS Football Top 25ColgateColgate (10-2) possessed the nation's best defense all season. Looked a little paper thin at the end. Can the Patriot League catch up?8
9Wofford LogoWoffordWofford (9-4) stopped Elon's playoff season and played in a slugfest with Kennesaw State, just falling short.11
10James Madison LogoJames MadisonJMU (9-4) had a pretty good season by most standards. By theirs, a slight disappointment. 2019 brings the post-Mike Houston era.7
11Princeton LogoPrincetonTigers (10-0) will be like a 1600 SAT, perfection in 2018. Still a lot of the public would like to see the Ivy champs in the playoffs.13
12Nicholls LogoNichollsNicholls (9-4) took down San Diego in the first round, but fell to eventual finalist EWU. Can the Southland co-champion reload?10
13Jacksonville State LogoJacksonville StateJSU (9-4) lost their OVC undefeated string to SEMO, but still won OVC. Beat ETSU before losing to Maine in playoffs. A solid year.12
14North Carolina A&T LogoNorth Carolina A&TA&T (10-2) edged out Alcorn State for their third Celebrations Bowl win in four years. They lose a lot to graduation this year.15
15Southeast Missouri State LogoSE Missouri StateSEMO (9-4) defended the home turf against Stony Brook, but the trip to Weber State was not as fun. Came from nowhere in 2018.14
16Montana State LogoMontana StateMSU (8-5) knocked UIW out in the first round before falling hard to NDSU. But, they beat Montana. Who made the playoffs, right?19
17UNI LogoNorthern IowaUNI (7-6) snuck into the playoffs as the MVFC's #3 and rewarded The Committee's confidence beating the SLC's #3.NR
18Elon LogoElonElon (6-5) had a season of "what could have beens." A game was canceled because of a hurricane and multiple starters injured.17
19Delaware FCS Football Top 25DelawareUD (7-5) had a terrific season going that just fizzled out at the end. Getting matched at JMU in the first round didn't help matters.20
20Stony Brook LogoStony BrookSB (7-5) may have recceived the lousiest first round travel assignment. Still, more was expected from this team.16
21East Tennessee State LogoEast Tennessee StateETSU (8-4) were captains of the close call this year, winning multiple games by three points or less. Can they do it again next year?21
22San Diego LogoSan DiegoToreros (9-3) were sent to Texas and gave all they had against Nicholls. No upset like the last two years but still Pioneer champs.22
23Incarnate Word LogoIncarnate WordUIW (6-5) was unsuccessful in their inagural playoff appearance, but a trip to NDSU wouldn't have been fun anyway. SLC co-champs.23
24Duquesne LogoDuquesneThe Dukes (9-4) went to Towson and tamed the Tigers. The subsequent trip to SDSU wasn't as pleasant but still a good run.NR
25Lamar LogoLamarLamar (7-5) was a bit of a surprise to some that they made the playoffs and almost won at UNI. Now they need to build on it.NR


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