Week 5 FCS Football Top 25 Rankings

1South Dakota State LogoSouth Dakota State
Jackrabbits had no issues beating Dixie State. It's all conference games now. Southern Illinois comes next week.1
2James Madison LogoJames MadisonDukes did not play their best but still won at New Hampshire. They'll host a good, rested Villanova next week.3
3Sam Houston State LogoSam HoustonBearkats won Battle of Piney Woods over Stephen F. Austin, but it was tight. Next week's game at home against Lamar should be easier.2
4north Dakota State LogoNorth Dakota StateBison traveled north and beat their brothers, 16-10. They come home for another slobberknocker - Northern Iowa.5
5Eastern Washington LogoEastern WashingtonEagles win another statement game against Montana this time. Road games are tougher for EWU. Will Northern Colorado scare them?8
6UC Davis LogoUC DavisAggies "vandalized" Idaho. This coming week they will hit the road to play Idaho State instead.7
7Southern Illinois LogoSouthern IllinoisSalukis had a rough go with Western Illinois. Better play better at South Dakota State or they'll get run off the field.6
8Montana LogoMontana  Grizzlies lost at Eastern Washington in a highly entertaining game. They'll entertain Dixie State next. Expect them to be in a bad mood.4
9Delaware LogoDelawareHens took care of Albany, but a road trip down to an undefeated Rhode Island will be tougher than perceived before the season.9
10Montana State LogoMontana StateBobcats disposed of Northern Colorado with relative ease. They'll try again next week when hosting Cal Poly.10
11#21 Northern Iowa FCS Football 2021 PreviewNorthern IowaPanthers jumped all over Youngstown State using explosive offense. A similar effort will be needed at North Dakota State.12
12East Tennessee State FCS Football Top 25East Tennessee StateBuccaneers look like the best team in the SoCon. Just beat Wofford at home, The Citadel comes calling next.11
13Southeastern Louisiana LogoSoutheastern Louisiana Lions played a "low scoring" game, beating McNeese 38-35. They will play at Nicholls next - their fifth straight away from home!13
14Missouri State FCS Football Top 25Missouri StateBears pulled away in a win at Illinois State. A second straight road game coming to Youngstown State.15
15#20 Villanova FCS Football 2021 PreviewVillanovaWildcats licked their wounds from playing FBS Penn State. Now they go to James Madison in a huge CAA match-up.16
16North Dakota LogoNorth DakotaFighting Hawks lost a home battle with in-state North Dakota State. Sneaky, tough road game at South Dakota is next.14
17Weber State LogoWeber StateWildcats punished Cal Poly, getting on the right side of the win/loss column. They'll take next week off before two toughies.18
18FCS Football Top 25 Tennessee-MartinTennessee-MartinSkyhawks had the week off. This week's home game with Murray State might be their biggest of the season.24
19Incarnate Word FCS Football Top 25Incarnate WordCardinals stay hot beating Northwestern State. They'll rest this week before starting the rest of their regular season schedule.21
20Rhode Island FCS Football Top 25Rhode IslandRams got by Stony Brook, but the upcoming home date with Delaware could really garner national attention.NR
21Chattanooga FCS Football Top 25ChattanoogaMocs beat down Western Carolina. This road game at Virginia Military could be a playoff separater down the road.NR
22Central Arkansas FCS Football Top 25Central ArkansasBears won at Abilene Christian, but it was close most of the game. They get a bye next week before facing the rest of their schedule.NR
23Stephen F. Austin FCS Football Top 25Stephen F. AustinLumberjacks gave everything they had to Sam Houston State. For any chance at the playoffs, they have to win at Jacksonville State.NR
24Princeton FCS Football Top 25PrincetonTigers gave up their first score in three games. Seven points in three games! If they can do that at Monmouth? Would be impressive.NR
25New Hampshire FCS Football Top 25New HampshireWildcats lost a heartbreaker to James Madison. They'll get the week off and make sure it doesn't happen against Dartmouth.22



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