Week 9 FCS Football Top 25 Rankings

1north Dakota State LogoNorth Dakota StateBison were nearly perfect, beating Indiana State 44-2. They travel for the Dakota Marker next week, at South Dakota State.1
2Sam Houston State LogoSam HoustonBearkats took control of Tarleton State in the middle of their game, let off the gas, made it a little closer. Come home to play Dixie State next.2
3James Madison LogoJames MadisonDukes turned back Elon, stunting their playoffs hopes. Now a late non-conference game at home with Campbell.6
4Eastern Washington LogoEastern WashingtonEagles had the week off to think about their Weber State loss. A good time for extra prep; Montana State visits next week.5
5Montana State LogoMontana StateBobcats had the week off. Their Weber State road win is looking better. A win at Eastern Washington would be even bigger.8
6Southeastern Louisiana LogoSoutheastern Louisiana Lions needed defense to actually beat McNeese. A win at Incarnate Word should clinch the Southland's automatic playoff berth.7
7UC Davis LogoUC DavisAggies had the week off. Next, they travel to a upset-hungry Northern Arizona, who's trying to play back into the playoff picture.9
8Southern Illinois LogoSouthern IllinoisSalukis lost a tough road game at Northern Iowa. Expect a motivated effort next week when hosting Missouri State.3
9South Dakota State LogoSouth Dakota StateJackrabbits got back on track at Youngstown State. They better be even better when North Dakota State visits next week.10
10#21 Northern Iowa FCS Football 2021 PreviewNorthern IowaPanthers take down a second straight top 6 team, Southern Illinois. Now they leave home to play Illinois State.17
11#20 Villanova FCS Football 2021 PreviewVillanovaWildcats had been rolling, W&M just didn't care. They'll now travel to Elon. The Phoenix will be fighting for their playoff lives. Upset alert?4
12Sacramento State FCS Football Top 25Sacramento StateHornets beat Northern Colorado, 27-17. A very workmanlike effort. Two home games coming up. First of those will be against Cal Poly.12
13Kennesaw State FCS Football Top 25Kennesaw State

Owls have won six in a row, beating Grdner-Webb this week. They'll go to Robert Morris next week.

14FCS Football Top 25 Tennessee-MartinTennessee-MartinSkyhawks had trouble with APSU, but just keep on winning. A home win against Tennessee State would likely gain a share of OVC title.11
15East Tennessee State FCS Football Top 25East Tennessee StateBucs had the week off. And a good time to have it. Next week they host Virginia Military, which will be important in the SoCon standings.14
16William & Mary FCS Football Top 25William & MaryTribe have been underrated most of the year, probably shouldn't have been. Huge win at 'Nova. Can they follow-up at Delaware?25
17Princeton FCS Football Top 25PrincetonTigers won at Cornell, business as usual. Road game at Dartmouth could snag them the Ivy Championship. Still no playoffs. :-(20
18Montana LogoMontanaGriz continue to struggle since the Sac State loss. Had to come from behind, at home, to beat Southern Utah. At Northern Colorado next.13
19Eastern Kentucky FCS Football Top 25Eastern KentuckyColonels destroyed Lamar for their fifth straight win. Go to Stephen F. Austin next week, which is a huge game for both teams.15
20Missouri State FCS Football Top 25Missouri StateBears battled to defeat North Dakota. May need a couple more wins to make playoffs. A road win at Southern Illinois would help.23
21VMI FCS Football Top 25VMIKeydets beat Samford, in a crazy come from behind way. A win at ETSU next week would give them tiebreaker advantage over all SoCon.18
22Jackson State FCS Football Top 25Jackson StateTigers road win at MVSU wasn't as easy as most years. Home game with Texas Southern is next. Getting close to clinching SWAC East.19
23Incarnate Word FCS Football Top 25Incarnate WordCardinals turned back Houston Baptist, as they should have. Home game with SE Louisiana should determine the Southland's auto.22
24South Dakota FCS Football Top 25South Dakota
Coyotes slip a little more with their bye after their loss to Illinois State two weeks ago. They'll go to Western Illinois next week.21
25Weber StateWeber StateWildcats went to Idaho State and won big. Coming home next week for a playoff eliminator with Portland State.NR



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