Week 2 FCS Football Top 25 Rankings

1South Dakota State LogoSouth Dakota State
SDSU (2-0) has now won two games by blowout.  They will get this week off before starting MVFC play at Indiana State.1
2Sam Houston State LogoSam HoustonSHSU (2-0) beat down SEMO at home. The title defense is off to a great start. They'll take a week off before going to UCA.3
3Montana LogoMontana  UM (2-0) followed their huge FBS win with a home debut victory over Western Illinois. They get this week off before starting Big Sky play.2
4James Madison LogoJames MadisonJMU (2-0) made Maine into mince meat. Coming road game to Weber State is totally marquee.4
5north Dakota State LogoNorth Dakota StateNDSU (2-0) had the beating of Valpo over in the first quarter, as predicted, 22-0. Road game to CAA Towson will be tougher. How much?5
6Delaware LogoDelawareUD (2-0) has two wins to start the season after blowing out St. Francis. The game at FBS Rutgers looks much tougher now.8
7Weber State LogoWeber StateWSU (1-1) completely destroyed Dixie State after a closer first half. Next week, host JMU in one of the year's biggest non-cons.9
8Eastern Washington LogoEastern WashingtonEWU (2-0) was quite rude to D-II Central Washington. They go midwest next week, traveling to Western Illinois.6
9Southern Illinois LogoSouthern IllinoisSIU (1-1) gave FBS absolutely everything they wanted, but was just a smidgen short. Expect Dayton to feel that wrath.7
10UC Davis LogoUC DavisUC-D (2-0) followed their FBS win by annihilating San Diego. A game at Dixie State next should be very winnable also.10
11Montana State LogoMontana State MSU (1-1) won with ease over Drake and figure to do the same against another Pioneer team next week - San Diego.12
12Jacksonville State LogoJacksonville StateJSU (1-1) looked bad in their opener. They played much better in their follow-up and beat FBS Florida State. Host North Alabama next.19
13East Tennessee State FCS Football Top 25East Tennessee StateETSU (2-0) destroyed an overmatched lower division Va-Wise. A home game against Delaware State should be no obstacle either.14
14#21 Northern Iowa FCS Football 2021 PreviewNorthern IowaUNI (1-1) was in a slugfest at Sacramento State, then exploded in third quarter for 27 points. Home opener vs. St. Thomas next.21
15Southeastern Louisiana LogoSoutheastern Louisiana SLU (1-1) the mega shootout with Louisiana Tech resulted in a loss. A game at Central Connecticut State should produce points also.16
16North Dakota LogoNorth DakotaUND (1-1) started good against FBS Utah State. The second half did not go the same. Come home to play Drake next.11
17#20 Villanova FCS Football 2021 PreviewVillanova
VU (2-0) has won against a couple of Patriot cupcakes. Host Richmond next, who's been feasting at the bakery also.17
18Austin Peay FCS Football Top 25Austin Peay APSU (1-1) continues to get the rub from beating Chattanooga. Game at FBS Ole Miss was very bad. Expect Morehead State to pay.22
19Missouri State FCS Football Top 25Missouri StateMSU (1-1) was close against FBS Okie State. They got it done against Central Arkansas, with a pick six to end it. Bye week coming.24
20VMI LogoVMIVMI (1-1) was beaten like egg whites by Kent State. A road game to Ivy Leaguer Cornell should produce meringue and a win.15
21Central Arkansas LogoCentral ArkansasUCA (0-2) is getting benefit of doubt having lost two tough road games. Need to dominate A-PB next week, SHSU afterwards.13
22Richmond FCS Football Top 25RichmondUR (2-0) has started with two wins over very soft oppoents. Their road game at Villanova will vindicate one or the other.23
23Monmouth LogoMonmouthMU (1-1) won big at Fordham. The ranking drop shows that means almost nothing. A win at Charleston Southern will matter.18
24FCS Football Top 25FurmanFU (2-0) stayed undefeated with a second FCS win. A trip to FBS North Carolina State will be very difficult.NR
25New Hampshire FCS Football Top 25New HampshireUNH (2-0) has started with two CAA victories and a road game to Lafayette shouldn't slow their momentum either.NR