Preseason FCS Football Top 25 Rankings

1Sam Houston State LogoSam HoustonBearkats won the spring FCS National Championship. Does their new conference affiliation mean adjustment for them or others?
2James Madison Logo James MadisonDukes were controlling SHSU in semifinals before an epic collapse. Don't expect that again. Almost everyone is back.
3South Dakota State LogoSouth Dakota State Jackrabbits had a great spring season, literally coming seconds away from winning the National Championship. Will they repeat it?
4north Dakota State LogoNorth Dakota State Bison couldn't continue the run forever. 7-3 was a dissapointment in Fargo, tells you how good they've been. Is it rebound time?
5Delaware LogoDelaware Blue Hens had a terrific spring going until facing SDSU. That was ugly. Can they build on spring and overtake JMU in the CAA?
6Montana LogoMontana Grizzlies dominated a couple "exhibition" games this spring. Most weapons return but will they regret playing a "practice" schedule?
7Weber State Logo Weber StateWildcats' on again-off again spring schedule probably hurt their consistency. Still a defensive stalwart. Can we get more offense?
8Southern Illinois LogoSouthern Illinois Salukis lost in quarterfinals by MVFC friendly fire, to SDSU. The build to power has been constant. Now, let's see them continue it.
9Jacksonville State LogoJacksonville State Gamecocks lost at home in the quarters to Delaware. That had to sting. Still, JSU seems ready to jump back to the upper echelon.
10Eastern Washington LogoEastern WashingtonEagles' offense was in top form in the spring and should be still. A middle-of-the-road defense and this team will be very dangerous.
11Central Arkansas LogoCentral Arkansas Bears played in the fall last year, but not the spring, so no playoffs. A lot of the big pieces remain for a big season. 
12Montana State LogoMontana State Bobcats had no spring season, but the 2019 team was 11-4 and a semifinalist. Most feel a repeat is likely. Back up to speed quickly?
13Monmouth LogoMonmouth Hawks have positioned themselves as the boss of the Big South. A new contender is coming, will they continue their stranglehold?
14North Dakota LogoNorth Dakota Fighting Hawks used three straight home games in spring to jump start their year. Successful start in MVFC. Here to stay?
15Southeastern Louisiana LogoSoutheastern Louisiana Lions have new, very sharp logo. This offense is scary, if their defense catches up, who knows how far they could go?
16North Carolina A&T LogoNorth Carolina A&T Aggies leave the MEAC for the Big South and look to contend from the start. Fans been talking the talk, can the team walk the walk?
17VMI LogoVMI Keydets upset the SoCon apple cart and made the playoffs this spring. Have they turned around the program for good?
18UC Davis Logo  UC DavisAggies were 3-2 this spring, missing playoffs. Still, spirits and optimism about in the Bay Area. Form return to 2018 or 2019?
19Chattanooga LogoChattanoogaMocs used spring as an extend scrimmage session. Played a lot of different faces, gaining experience. Sound strategy?
20#20 Villanova FCS Football 2021 PreviewVillanova Wildcats were 2-2 this spring. A team notoriously snakebitten by injuries, a healthy season with QB Smith could be very fruitful.
21#21 Northern Iowa FCS Football 2021 PreviewUNI Panthers were hurt by injury and opt-outs as bad as anyone in the spring. Defense is the calling card. Can the offense ever catch up?
22Albany LogoAlbany Great Danes had a disappointing spring. Oh well. They're a fall season removed from 9-5 and QB Undercuffler is one of the best.
23Murray State LogoMurray State After a good spring season and Jacksonville State leaving the OVC, can the Racers become the conference's new boss?
24#24 Florida A&M FCS Football 2021 PreviewFlorida A&MRattlers have left the MEAC for the SWAC, but top of the heap looks to where they want to stay. Can they adjust to new opponents?
25#25 Sacramento State FCS Football 2021 PreviewSacramento StateHornets didn't play spring ball. But the last time they did, they went 9-3 and were a #4 seed in the playoffs. Can they jump start in 2021?





Hornets didn't play spring ball. But the last time they did, they went 9-3 and were a #4 seed in the playoffs. Can they jump start in 2021?