Week 1 FCS Football Top 25 Rankings

1North Dakota State Logo
North Dakota StateNDSU (1-0) had no trouble with Butler, as expected. A visit from North Dakota should be a lot tougher - on paper anyhow.1
2James Madison LogoJames MadisonJMU (0-1) played tough but fell short against West Virginia. Next week they should host a gimme game with St. Francis.2
3Eastern Washington LogoEastern WashingtonThe Eagles (0-1) were eaten alive by the Huskies. Expect a return favor to lower class Lindenwood next weekend.3
4Weber State LogoWeber StateWildcats (0-1) lost a defensive battle to San Diego State, 6-0. Offense needs to get going vs. Cal Poly in "non-conference" action.5
5UC Davis LogoUC DavisUC-D (0-1) jumped out on California 10-0 in the 1st quarter, but lost steam after that. A roadie to San Diego comes next.6
6South Dakota State LogoSouth Dakota StateSDSU (0-1) gave Minnesota a real fight. Next week they will host Long Island, in that school's first game at the FCS level.8
7Towson LogoTowsonTowson (1-0) never trailed The Citadel, but withstood the relentless ground attack, 28-21. Host NC Central next week.14
8Nicholls LogoNichollsNicholls (0-1) was beaten badly by Kansas State. They get a week to lick the wounds before playing Prairie View A&M.9
9Illinois State LogoIllinois StateISUred (0-1) fought the good fight with Northern Illinois. There figures to be an easier time with Morehead State next week.11
10Montana LogoMontanaThe Grizz (1-0) chewed up the Coyotes on the road. A very strong win to start the year. A home game with North Alabama next.12
11Indiana State LogoIndiana StateISUblue (0-1) dropped their upset bid to Kansas. They will host Dayton in the Flyers season opener next.13
12Sam Houston State LogoSam Houston StateSHSU (0-1) fell early to New Mexico and couldn't quite reel them back in. Sub-Division I Panhandle State should pose no issues.15
13Chattanooga LogoChattanoogaMocs (1-0) socks EIU in their jocks, I know, bad poetry. Still a solid, controlled win. Travel to nearby Jacksonville State next.16
14Maine LogoMaineMaine (1-0) unleashed an air raid on Sacred Heart, 42-14. Travel to FBS Georgia Southern next week.17
15Furman LogoFurmanFurman (1-0) jumped all over Charleston Southern and didn't let up. An effort like that might get them an upet win at Georgia State.19
16Southeast Missouri State LogoSE Missouri StateSEMO (1-0) wins "The Wheel" against SIU. Early season monster road game to Montana State next week.21
17Central Arkansas LogoCentral Arkansas40 FCS/FBS games this weekend. UCA was the only one to pull the upset. Keep that momentum going at Austin Peay?NR
18Montana State LogoMontana StateMSU (0-1) did not fair well at Texas Tech, but that was a bit expected. They need to reload quick because SEMO's coming to town.18
19North Carolina A&T LogoNorth Carolina A&TA&T (1-0) beat Elo. Is it really an upset?  Would beating Duke be an upset? Aggies have beaten FBS teams three years in a row.NR
20Southeastern LouisianaSoutheastern LouisianaSELa (1-0) scored the biggest upset between FCS teams, crushing Jax State. Road game to Bethune-Cookman next.NR
21Elon LogoElonElon (0-1) fell into the annual NC A&T trap. This should still be a good team. They host an equally disappointed Citadel next.10
22Jacksonville State LogoJacksonville StateJSU (0-1) had huge numbers vs. SELa and little result. It gets no easier with Chattanooga visiting next weekend.4
23Lamar LogoLamarLamar (1-0) beat lower class Bethal, TN like a drum on opening night. The coming game vs. MVSU looks to be another drum solo.22
24Northern Iowa LogoNorthern IowaUNI (0-1) took nationally ranked Iowa State to triple overtime. They get a "dome" game next week with Southern Utah.23
25Kennesaw State LogoKennesaw StateOwls (1-0) destroyed lower class Point, 59-0. Does that prepare them for FBS Kent State? We'll see.24