Week 9 FCS Football Top 25 Rankings

1North Dakota State LogoNorth Dakota StateNDSU (8-0) won over SDSU in dramatic fashion late in their game. A long road trip to Youngstown State comes this week.1
2James Madison LogoJames MadisonJMU (8-1) handled a solid Towson team comfortably. November is coming, finally time for their bye.2
3Weber State LogoWeber StateWSU (6-2) went to UC-D and slashed their playoff hopes. Huge Big Sky title match-up at Sac State. Two straight weeks in the Bay.4
4South Dakota State LogoSouth Dakota StateSDSU (6-2) played NDSU toe and nail, falling just short. A road game to Missouri State figures to be easier on a battered roster.3
5Sacramento State LogoSacramento StateSac State (6-2) had little issue with Cal Poly. Home game with Weber State may ultimately decide the Big Sky auto.6
6Kennesaw State LogoKennesaw StateKSU (7-1) beat nearby rival North Alabama. Game with Monmouth will likely reveal the Big South champion.7
7Illinois State LogoIllinois StateISUred (6-2) again wins a lower scoring affair against Indiana State. A big home date with Northern Iowa may have seed implications.8
8Central Arkansas LogoCentral ArkansasUCA (6-2) awoke in the second half to slip by SHSU. They sit alone atop the SLC now. A road game to Lamar comes next.11
9Montana LogoMontanaUM (6-2) put a dagger in EWU's playoff hopes. A  win at Portland State would likey end another's. Playoff bounty hunters. huh?10
10Northern Iowa LogoNorthern IowaUNI (5-3) got their first road win at Missouri State. It figures to be a chin strap game next week at Illinois State.12
11Villanova LogoVillanovaNova (6-2) lost their secong straight. A roadie to UNH is not the best place to get helthy results.5
12Furman LogoFurmanFurman (5-3) beat Western Carolina. The road game at Chattanoogs pairs 2 of 3 SoCon teams with only one conference loss.16
13Wofford LogoWoffordWofford (5-2) escaped an overtime thriller vs. Chattanooga. Next week's trip to Clemson is probably mostly for the money.17
14Montana State LogoMontana StateMSU (5-3) Mentioned the trip to North Dakota would be tough and it resulted in a loss. SUU visits as he Bobcats look to rebound.9
15Dartmouith LogoDartmouthDartmouth (6-0) destroyed Columbia. Next they go to Harvard, a much tougher opponent.18
16Southeastern LouisianaSoutheastern LouisianaSELA (4-3) smoked Houston Baptist. A potential trap game at home with Stephen F. Austin awaits before Central Arkansas.20
17Jacksonville State LogoJacksonville StateJSU (6-3) beat Murray State. The high ranking continues to show a strong schedule helps. At UT-Martin next week is ultra important.21
18Princeton LogoPrincetonPrinceton (6-0) handled Harvard. Don't expect a problem at Cornell.25
19Central Connecticut State LogoCentral Connecticut StateCCSU (7-1) can be denied no more. Playing a Northeast schedule isn't glamorous, but they're unbeaten vs. FCS. NR
20Monmouth LogoMonmouthMonmouth (6-2) won at Charleston Southern. Only losses are FBS and at Montana. Time for some love.NR
21Florida A&M LogoFlorida A&MFAMU (7-1) had a two win week, beating NC A&T last Sunday, then Morgan State Saturday. Next week they host Delaware State.NR
22Albany LogoAlbanyAlbany (5-3) has won 4 of 5 and had a bye this week. A game at home against Maine begins their final stretch.23
23Incarnate Word LogoIncarnate WordUIW (5-3) blows a four game win streak losing to winless NW State. Home game with Nicholls might kill the loser's playoff hopes.13
24Nicholls LogoNichollsNU (4-4) lost to Abiliene Christian in OT. Two of the losses overall are FBS, but a win at Incarnate Word would mean a lot right now.15
25North Carolina A&T LogoNorth Carolina A&TNC A&T (5-2) lost to FAMU, then annihilated Howard. An inside track game at South Carolina State for a Celebrations Bowl is next.14


FCS Football Week 9 Power Rankings