Week 4 FCS Football Top 25 Rankings

1South Dakota State LogoSouth Dakota State
Jackrabbits destroyed Indiana State, 44-0. Pretty good opening conference win, huh? Final non-con with Dixie State awaits.1
2Sam Houston State LogoSam HoustonBearkats had a tough road win at Central Arkansas. Now the Battle of Piney Woods with Stephen F. Austin, who's 3-1. Alert?2
3James Madison LogoJames MadisonAfter playing transcontinental at Weber State, the Dukes had this week off before a tough CAA road game at New Hampshire.4
4Montana LogoMontana  The Grizzlies jumped all over Cal Poly and never let up, 39-7. Game of the Week at Eastern Washington. ESPN2 - watch it!3
5north Dakota State LogoNorth Dakota StateThe Bison took this week off before their in-state trip up I-29 to North Dakota. Great match-up to start MVFC action.5
6Southern Illinois LogoSouthern IllinoisSalukis used a huge second half in come from behind win over Illinois State. Road game at Western Illinois is next.6
7UC Davis LogoUC DavisAggies went to Weber State and did just enough to beat a top level defense. Next week they'll host Idaho for their Big Sky opener.7
8Eastern Washington LogoEastern WashingtonEagles offense is unconscious. Averaging 52.5 ppg! SUU was no match. Their defense has to help because Montana is real good.9
9Delaware LogoDelawareHad this week off, after losing to Rutgers. Next week, they'll resume CAA play at home against Albany.8
10Montana State LogoMontana StateBobcats were in a dogfight at Portland State but pulled away late, 30-17. Home date with a hungry Northern Colorado comes next.10
11East Tennessee State FCS Football Top 25East Tennessee StateBucs win their SoCon opener at Samford, in a crazy 55-48 overtime thriller. A home game vs. SoCon royalty, Wofford, is next.12
12#21 Northern Iowa FCS Football 2021 PreviewNorthern IowaPanthers rested after a couple better offensive performances. Can they continue that momentum at home vs. Youngstown State?13
13Southeastern Louisiana LogoSoutheastern Louisiana Lions potent offense was held scoreless this week. Of course, they didn't play. Expect it to start cooking at McNeese next week.15
14North Dakota LogoNorth DakotaThe Hawks had this week off, just like their opponent next week - North Dakota State. Can the home field advantage help enough?16
15Missouri State FCS Football Top 25Missouri StateBears scored 17 unanswered in second half to beat South Dakota. Upcoming road game at desparate Illinois State could be tricky.18
16#20 Villanova FCS Football 2021 PreviewVillanova'Nova tried to come back at FBS Penn State, but it was too late, losing 38-17. They get this week off to prep for James Madison. 17
17VMI LogoVMIKeydets showed the spring was no fluke, beating Wofford, 31-23. They go to The Citadel next, where the home team had a week's rest.21
18Weber State LogoWeber StateWildcats did have enough offense to beat UC-Davis. They need an inspired win at Cal Poly to get back on track.11
19Jacksonville State LogoJacksonville StateGamecocks not penalized too much for close home loss to UTM. However, game at Kennesaw State is ultra important now.14
20Austin Peay FCS Football Top 25Austin PeayGovernors lost at former conference for Eastern Kentucky, 35-27. They get to come home and play a 1-3 Tennessee State team.19
21Incarnate Word FCS Football Top 25Incarnate WordCardinals have got their stuff together, whooping McNeese 31-0. They go to Northwestern State next.NR
22New Hampshire FCS Football Top 25New HampshireWildcats were no match for at the FBS Panthers (Pitt). They come home next week, but it'll only be slightly easier - James Madison.24
23FCS Football Top 25 Alabama A&MAlabma A&MAA&M had a rough go against sub-FCS Tuskegee, but prevailed 45-35. Travel to struggling Grambling State next week.NR
24FCS Football Top 25 Tennessee-MartinTennessee-MartinSkyhawks flew over old OVC member, Jacksonville State, 34-31. They'll take a bye before getting into official OVC action.NR
25FCS Football Top 25 RichmondRichmnodSpiders played FBS Virginia Tech tough, losing 21-10. A home game against struggling Elon happens next weekend.NR



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