Week 12 FCS Football Top 25 Rankings

1North Dakota State LogoNorth Dakota StateNDSU (11-0) crushed South Dakota. A top two seed is gauranteed, but a perfect season is desired. SIU is a good test to end.1
2James Madison LogoJames MadisonJMU (10-1) ended Richmond's dream and clinched the CAA automatic. A top two seed is all but assured, but a win at URI locks it.2
3Montana LogoMontanaUM (9-2) put a whoopin' on Weber State. Surprised? Maybe by the margin. Now the FCS' nastiest rivalry with Montana State.4
4Sacramento State LogoSacramento StateSac State (8-3) won at Idaho State for that important seventh FCS win. A home win over UC-Davis should clinch a national seed.5
5Illinois State LogoIllinois StateISUred (8-3) narrowly beat Missouri State. A road win at Youngstown State should clinch a national seed.8
6South Dakota State LogoSouth Dakota StateSDSU (8-3) crushed UNI after losing to Illinois State. Right back in the seed conversation. A road win at South Dakota should clinch it.12
7Weber State LogoWeber StateWSU (8-3) had a red hot streak stomped out by Montana. Still, it's their only FCS loss. A win over Idaho State guarantees a seed.3
8Wofford LogoWoffordWofford (7-3) finished off Furman to collect another SoCon title. A win at The Citadel could complete a season with a national seed.11
9Southeastern LouisianaSoutheastern LouisianaSELA (7-3) jumped all over ACU. Will host Nicholls this Thursday for the Southland automatic bid. 9
10Montana State LogoMontana StateMSU (8-3) ended the slim playoff dreams of UC-Davis. Now a trip to Montana for the Brawl of the Wild. A win could mean a seed.10
11Central Arkansas LogoCentral ArkansasUCA (8-3) whipped SFA. The playoffs are certain. A win at incarnate Word will give them a share of the Southland championship.13
12Northern Iowa LogoNorthern IowaUNI (7-4) was destroyed by SDSU. A home win over Western Illinois guarantees the playoffs, but a seed may now be an afterthought.6
13Furman LogoFurmanFurman (7-4) lost to Wofford and SoCon title on one game. A meaningless game with lower class Point remains. Are 7 wins enough?7
14Monmouth LogoMonmouthMonmouth (9-2) clinched the Big South with a win at Campbell. A home win over Hampton next week gets them to 10 wins.14
15Kennesaw State LogoKennesaw StateKSU (9-2) won at Hampton for their seventh FCS win. A weak schedule means a road win at Gardner-Webb may still be needed.15
16Villanova LogoVillanovaNova (8-3) beat Long Island easily, in a late season non-conference match-up. A home date with Delaware ends the regular season.17
17Austin Peay LogoAustin PeayAPSU (8-3), with a home win over Eastern Illinois, will earn the Govs an OVC title and automatic playoff bid. What a great story.18
18Florida A&M LogoFlorida A&MFAMU (9-1) has clinched the MEAC title but is ineligible for the Celebrations Bowl. They finish with Bethune-Cookman.19
19Nicholls LogoNichollsNicholls (7-4) knocked McNeese from playoff contention. Now they play for the Southland automatic on Thursday, at SE Lousiana.20
20Southeast Missouri State LogoSE Missouri StateSEMO (8-3) can clinch the OVC auto with a win over Murray State and an Austin Peay loss. The playoffs seem a good bet.21
21Southern Illinois LogoSouthern IllinoisSIU (7-4) won at Western Illinois. The Salukis were 2-4. Now NDSU comes to town. Are they playoff worthy losing to the Bison?22
22Central Connecticut State LogoCentral Connecticut StateCCSU (10-1) beat Robert Morris to clinch the Northeast automatic. The game at Duquesne is less significant now.23
23Albany LogoAlbanyAlbany (7-4) won over New Hampshire, which some see as an upset. If the Danes win at Stony Brook, the playoffs are a lock.24
24Towson LogoTowsonTowson (7-4) won convincingly over W&M. Elon visits to end the schedule. Do they need help to make the playoffs?25
25UT-Martin LogoUT-MartinUTM (7-4) has finished their FCS and OVC schedule. A win at FBS Kentucky would probably force themselves into the playoffs.NR


FCS Football Week 12 Power Rankings