Week 5 Spring FCS Football Top 25

1#4 Weber State FCS Football 2020 PreviewWeber StateWSU (2-0) had the week off. Now the final grind of four games, starting with a home game vs. Northern Arizona.1
2#24 Sam Houston State FCS Football 2020 PreviewSam Houston StateSHSU (3-0) jumped Lamar like a trampoline and never stopped. They get this week off before their last three games.5
3#8 James Madison FCS Football 2020 PreviewJames MadisonJMU (3-0) had another game postponed or canceled. Can they get this road game in at William & Mary?3
4#1 North Dakota State FCS Football 2020 PreviewNorth Dakota StateNDSU (5-1) answered the question that was UND and passed with flying colors. Now they travel down to South Dakota.8
5#17 Jacksonville State FCS Football 2020 PreviewJacksonville StateJSU (7-1) was very convincing against SEMO. The JSU defense is really stepping up. Play their final home game vs. APSU next.6
6Delaware FCS Football Top 25DelawareUD (2-0) likely had their game with UNH canceled last week. Now they'll try to play at undefeated Rhode Island.7
7North Dakota FCS Football Top 25North Dakota
UND (4-1) was never really in the game at NDSU. Still, their resume is impressive. Now they'll go to Youngstown State.2
8#3 South Dakota State FCS Football 2020 PreviewSouth Dakota State
SDSU (4-1) looked sketchy vs. Youngstown State. Against Southern Illinois? National title contender. Home with Illinois State next.9
9#10 Kennesaw State FCS Football 2020 PreviewKennesaw StateKSU (3-0) continued winning on the 2021 cupcake tour, beating Dixie State. Finally go on the road, to 2-0 Gardner-Webb.10
10Chattanooga FCS Football Top 25ChattanoogaUTC (3-1) won a 20-18 squeaker at Furman to stay undefeated in SoCon play. They get Mercer at home this week.13
11Incarnate Word FCS Football Top 25Incarnate WordUIW (3-0) wins a home shootout over Southeastern Louisiana. Potential playoff decider at Nicholls next week.14
12VMI FCS Football Top 25Virginia MilitaryVMI (4-0) won another big game at Samford, to stay undefeated. Travel to preseason SoCon favorite, Wofford, next.16
13Murray State FCS Football Top 25Murray StateMSU (4-0) beat Tennessee State to continue their perfect season. Hosting Eastern Illinois next week.17
14#18 Eastern Washington FCS Football 2020 PreviewEastern WashingtonEWU (2-1) also had this weekend off. Now a home date with a Cal Poly team reeling from a monster beat down.12
15#25 Southern Illinois FCS Football 2020 PreviewSouthern IllinoisSIU (4-2) was suffocated by SDSU. Still a quality team, but they need a big rebound at Missouri State.4
16UC Davis FCS Football Top 25UC DavisUC-D (2-1) showed they're the real deal, completely destroying Cal Poly. Now another home date, here comes Idaho State.21
17Maine FCS Football Top 25MaineUM (2-1) did a pretty good number on Stony Brook. Now they get their scheduled bye week in the CAA season.23
18#20 Southeastern Louisiana FCS Football 2020 PreviewSoutheastern Louisiana
SLU (2-2) lost their shootout with Incarnate Word. They get this week off before their final two games of the season.11
19Furman FCS Football Top 25FurmanFU (3-2) loses only one spot after barely losing to Chattanooga. Losing to UTC and VMI, they have to win out now. Off this week.18
20#5 Villanova FCS Football 2020 PreviewVillanova'Nova (1-1) had the week off, now they're supposed to go to New Hampshire. Hopefully COVID relaxes a little and they can play it.19
21Rhode Island FCS Football Top 25Rhode IslandURI (2-0) won a second straight road game, this time in Albany. Now they come home for a huge match-up with Delaware.NR
22#22 Nicholls FCS Football 2020 PreviewNichollsNSU (3-1) licked their wounds from their SHSU loss. They host Incarnate Word next with major playoff implications.22
23Richmond FCS Football Top 25RichmondUR (2-0) had their game at James Madison scratched. So they'll try to get another game at Elon, who they played two weeks ago.NR
24Samford FCS Football Top 25SamfordSU (2-3) lost a nailbiter to VMI. Playoffs by winning out? Unlikely. But travel to The Citadel next to push their agenda.20
25#6 Northern Iowa FCS Football 2020 PreviewNorthern IowaUNI (2-3) lost to Missouri State. The defense is top notch, but the offense is terrible. Can they rebound at Western Illinois?15