Week 11 FCS Football Top 25 Rankings

1Sam Houston State LogoSam HoustonBearkats took down Eastern Kentucky, severely damaging their playoff hopes and locked up the AQ7. They'll finish at Abilene Christian.1
2James Madison LogoJames MadisonDukes had a tough go winning at William & Mary. A win and a 'Nova loss, they get the CAA. Would be a top 2-3 seed with a win.2
3Montana State LogoMontana StateBobcats had a close win over Idaho, but are now 7-0 in the Sky. Now the Brawl For the Wild at Montana. Total hatred. Fun for everyone.3
4north Dakota State LogoNorth Dakota StateBison annihilated Youngstown State. A win at home vs. South Dakota gives them the MVFC auto and would probably be a top 4-5 seed.5
5#20 Villanova FCS Football 2021 PreviewVillanovaWildcats beat Stony Brook and travel to Delaware. A win there and Villanova is a likely lock for a seed and would be the CAA autobid.7
6East Tennessee State FCS Football Top 25East Tennessee StateBucs beat Western Carolina handily. Now, they get Mercer at home for the SoCon title. Who had that match-up 12 weeks ago?9
7Eastern Washington LogoEastern WashingtonEagles looked very convincing in their win at UC-Davis, in a fog bowl. A win at Portland State will likely put them in the seed area.8
8Sacramento State FCS Football Top 25Sacramento StateHornets did a pretty good number on Portland State and could still win the Big Sky. Tough finisher at UC-Davis. A win should be a seed.12
9FCS Football Top 25 Tennessee-MartinTennessee-MartinSkyhawks crushed Tenn Tech. SEMO losing clinches the OVC autobid. Now they go to SEMO. A loss could cost them a seed though.11
10Kennesaw State FCS Football Top 25Kennesaw StateOwls took North Alabama's best shot, still prevailed. Home game vs. Monmouth is for the Big South automatic bid. Might be safe anyway?10
11UC Davis LogoUC DavisAggies dropped the fog bowl game to Eastern Washington. Still, if they can win at home vs. Sacramento State, they might land a seed.4
12Missouri State FCS Football Top 25Missouri StateBears won a back-and-forth second half game over Northern Iowa. A big win at Dixie State and help, the last national seed is possible.13
13Montana LogoMontana

Grizzlies jumped on Northern Arizona and never allowed them in the game. If they can win against Montana State, maybe a low seed.

14Southern Illinois LogoSouthern IllinoisSalukis nailed Indiana State for their 7th win. An at-large should be safe. A home win over Youngstown State will lock that 100%.15
15Southeastern Louisiana LogoSoutheastern Louisiana Lions pour points like water on Northwestern State. Traditional final Thursday game vs. Nicholls coming. A win + UIW loss = SLC title.16
16South Dakota State LogoSouth Dakota StateJackrabbits lose in tragic fashion at South Dakota. With only six D-I wins, a win at home vs. North Dakota might be needed to lock.6
17Incarnate Word FCS Football Top 25Incarnate WordCardinals win nailbiter over Nicholls. Now a win at Houston Baptist clinches the Southland. Still a playoff lock regardless.17
18Jackson State FCS Football Top 25Jackson StateTigers beat Southern to clinch the SWAC East. A home win vs. Alcorn State would end their season. A SWAC title game will be waiting.18
19South Dakota FCS Football Top 25South DakotaA huge win vs. SDSU gets the Coyotes their 7th D-I win. Should be a playoff lock. A win at NDSU and maybe they sneek a final seed.19
20Mercer FCS Football Top 25MercerBears won a defensive struggle vs. Chattanooga. Travel to ETSU for the SoCon championship this week. A loss, are they still in?24
21Dartmouth FCS Football Top 25DartmouthBig Green dominated Cornell and are now a win from clinching the Ivy League title because of their head-to-head win over Princeton.NR
22Stephen F. Austin FCS Football Top 25Stephen F. AustinLumberjacks are positioning themselves for a potential at-large by beating Central Arkansas. A win at Lamar will make them a true bubbler.NR
23Rhode Island FCS Football Top 25Rhode IslandRams beat New Hampshire to set up their playoff lives in the final week. A win at Elon should solidify an at-large.NR
24Monmouth FCS Football Top 25MonmouthHawks creamed Robert Morris and set up the Big South title game at Kennesaw State. A loss and the resume might not be enough.NR
25Princeton FCS Football Top 25PrincetonTigers beat Yale and have a chance to win the Ivy League. But no playoffs, which is sad.NR



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