Final Spring FCS Football Top 25

1#24 Sam Houston State FCS Football 2020 PreviewSam Houston StateSHSU (10-0) ended the spring season as the FCS National Champion with a last second victory over SDSU. Congratulations!1
2#3 South Dakota State FCS Football 2020 PreviewSouth Dakota StateSDSU (8-2) was literally 16 seconds from a banner to raise. It just wasn't in the cards. Still, a better season than all but one.4
3#8 James Madison FCS Football 2020 PreviewJames MadisonJMU (7-1) made the semifinals and were a half away from the title game, but SHSU roared, sending the Dukes back to Virginia with a loss.3
4Delaware FCS Football Top 25DelawareUD (7-1) after a couple tough playoff wins, South Dakota State put the Blue Hens run to an end. Still a great lead into this coming fall.5
5#17 Jacksonville State FCS Football 2020 PreviewJacksonville StateJSU (10-3) another good season for Gamecocks, but surely wanted more as a quarterfinal home loss to Delaware stings.8
6#1 North Dakota State FCS Football 2020 PreviewNorth Dakota StateNDSU (7-3) losing at SHSU in the playoffs is something, literally, everyone does. And still, they were hanging 'til the end. Same ol' Bison.9
7North Dakota FCS Football Top 25North Dakota
UND (5-2) played a little sloppy in the quarterfinals and JMU made them pay. A very good effort for year one in the MVFC.6
8#25 Southern Illinois FCS Football 2020 PreviewSouthern Illinois
SIU (6-4) lost for a second time to SDSU in the Quarterfinals. A much better showing the second time around, almost pulling the upset.18
9#4 Weber State FCS Football 2020 PreviewWeber StateWSU (5-1) lost to Southern Illinois in First Round. On again, off again season, didn't ever materialize in a consistent product.2
10#18 Eastern Washington FCS Football 2020 PreviewEastern WashingtonEWU (5-2) was beaten badly at North Dakota State in First Round. Had a great season otherwise and should be strong this fall.7
11Monmouth FCS Football Top 25MonmouthMU (3-1) lost to Sam Houston State in First Round, but showed better than anyone expected. They're the "big" team in the Big South.10
12VMI FCS Football Top 25Virginia MilitaryVMI (6-2) great season cut down at in-state James Madison in First Round. Terrific turnaround in spring, means nothing without fall follow up.11
13#10 Kennesaw State FCS Football 2020 PreviewKennesaw StateKSU (4-1) no playoffs.12
14East Tennessee State FCS Football Top 25East Tennessee StateETSU (4-2) no playoffs.13
15Murray State FCS Football Top 25Murray StateMSU (5-2) no playoffs.14
16Richmond FCS Football Top 25RichmondUR (3-1) no playoffs.15
17UC Davis FCS Football Top 25UC DavisUC-D (3-2) no playoffs.16
18Missouri State LogoMissouri State
MSU (5-5) was dominated by North Dakota in the First Round. Maybe a four loss team really didn't belong in the playoffs?17
19#20 Southeastern Louisiana FCS Football 2020 PreviewSoutheastern LouisianaSLU (4-3) no playoffs.19
20#5 Villanova FCS Football 2020 PreviewVillanovaNova (2-2) no playoffs.20
21Alabama A&M FCS Football Top 25Alabama A&MAA&M (4-0) won the SWAC Championship and the HBCU National Championship by finishing off a solid Arkansas-Pine Bluff.NR
22Sacred Heart FCS Football Top 25Sacred HeartSH (3-2) lost in the First Round to Delaware. Gave a great effort. Should have a lot of momentum headed into fall in the Northeast.22
23Holy Cross FCS Football Top 25Holy CrossHC (3-1) was overwhelmed by South Dakota State, to no real surprise. Can they repeat in the Patriot this fall?21
24Samford FCS Football Top 25SamfordSU (4-3) no playoffs.23
25#22 Nicholls FCS Football 2020 PreviewNichollsNSU (4-3) no playoffs.24