Week 13 FCS Football Top 25 Rankings

1North Dakota State LogoNorth Dakota StateNDSU (12-0) completed the perfect season by edging out a very tough Southern Illinois. #1 seed, no doubt about it.1
2James Madison LogoJames MadisonJMU (11-1) cruises to another CAA title. #2 seed still guarantees home field until Frisco.2
3Sacramento State LogoSacramento StateSac State (9-3) needed a late push to outdo UC-Davis' upset bid. Now a top 4 seed is all but guaranteed.4
4Weber State LogoWeber StateWSU (9-3) took care of Idaho State early, then glided to the Big Sky automatic and likely the #3 seed in the playoffs.7
5Montana State LogoMontana StateMSU (9-3) dominated their in-state brother and jump into "seedville." If they keep up this level of play, look out.10
6Wofford LogoWoffordWofford (8-3) enters the playoffs as the SoCon champion with eight straight FCS wins. They sneak out the last seed? 8
7Montana LogoMontanaUM (9-3) wasn't expecting a beating like Montana State gave them. Throw it out. The Griz should still hold a seed.3
8Northern Iowa LogoNorthern IowaUNI (8-4) ends as the second place team in the MVFC, whipping Western Illinois. Should be in line for national seed.12
9Central Arkansas LogoCentral ArkansasUCA (9-3) won a shootout over Houston Baptist. Can they get a seed with a recent 34-0 loss to the Southland's #3 team?11
10Villanova LogoVillanovaNova (9-3) is probably in the running for a seed. But the lack of huge statement wins probably leaves them just short.16
11Austin Peay LogoAustin PeayAPSU (9-3) crushed Eastern Illinois, won the Ohio Valley and their automatic playoff berth.17
12Illinois State LogoIllinois StateISUred (8-4) couldn't get by Youngstown State and it likely cost them a seed. Still going to the playoffs.5
13South Dakota State LogoSouth Dakota StateSDSU (8-4) was upset by South Dakota in "The Showdown." Now the playoff path is gonna be longer.6
14Furman LogoFurmanFurman (8-4) annihilated Point. Unfortunately, it means nothing towards the resume. Look like a near miss playoff team.13
15Monmouth LogoMonmouthMonmouth (10-2) finishes off the Big South undefeated. The auto was already locked. Now to improve on their showing two years ago.14
16Kennesaw State LogoKennesaw StateKSU (10-2) needed all twelve weeks to secure their eighth Division I win. It should be enough to get in. But it might be close.15
17Nicholls LogoNichollsNU (8-4) was a little up, a little down, a lot of the year. They got hot at the right time to win the Southland automatic.19
18Southeastern LouisianaSoutheastern LouisianaSLU (7-4) just missed beating Nicholls for an automatic bid. Will they edge out a few others for one of the last spots? They should.9
19Southeast Missouri State LogoSE Missouri StateSEMO (9-3) came from behind to beat Murray State and lock in an at-large playoff berth.20
20Central Connecticut State LogoCentral Connecticut StateCCSU (11-1) completed a perfect season vs. FCS and the Northeast Conference. Will be interesting seeing them against the big boys.22
21Albany LogoAlbanyAlbany (8-4) is all SUNY, sorry for the pun. Not sorry for the second place finish in the CAA. Welcome to playoff football.23
22San Diego FCS Football Top 25San DiegoUSD (9-2) won their 37th straight Pioneer League game and represent them in the playoffs again.NR
23North Dakota FCS Football Top 25North DakotaUND (7-4) clubbed Southern Utah to finish the year. Think they're playoff bound. The win over Montana State looks really good now.NR
24Southern Illinois LogoSouthern IllinoisSIU (7-5) gave everything they had to NDSU, only to come up short. Playoffs? We think so.21
25Holy Cross FCS Football Top 25Holy CrossHC (7-5) won their finale to clinched the Patriot League automatic. NR


FCS Football Week 13 Power Rankings