Final Regular Season FCS Football Top 25 Rankings

1Sam Houston State LogoSam Houston Bearkats finished undefeated and took the #1 seed in the playoffs. Enjoy the week off.1
2James Madison LogoJames Madison Dukes end up being an at-large selection but still received the #3 seed in the playoffs. They'll enjoy turkey Thursday and extra rest.2
3north Dakota State LogoNorth Dakota State Bison end as the MVFC champion and the #2 seed in the playoffs. That makes it ten out of eleven in the FCS' best conference.4
4#20 Villanova FCS Football 2021 PreviewVillanova Wildcats took the CAA automatic berth and a #5 seed in the playoffs. They'll await the winner coming from New England.5
5Eastern Washington LogoEastern Washington Eagles are the lone 9-2 Big Sky team not seeded. First Round, they get to stay at home, hosting Northern Iowa.7
6Sacramento State FCS Football Top 25Sacramento State Hornets won the Big Sky outright and were awarded the #4 seed in the playoffs. So, this week is free for rest and gluttony.8
7Montana State LogoMontana State Bobcats lost the Brawl and fall from a near certain top 3 seed, all the way down to #8. Still get the bye, but seems a harsh drop.2
8East Tennessee State FCS Football Top 25East Tennessee State Buccaneers beat Mercer in an exciting clash to win the SoCon title and earn the #7 seed in the playoffs. Congrats. Enjoy your week off.6
9Montana LogoMontana Grizzlies win the Brawl and vault all the way to the #6 seed in the playoffs. They'll get the UNI/EWU winner, a familiar foe either way.13
10Missouri State FCS Football Top 25Missouri State Bears won their fourth straight and finished second in the MVFC. They also get a First Round home game with UT-Martin.12
11Kennesaw State FCS Football Top 25Kennesaw State  Owls smash Monmouth to claim the Big South title and automatic. They'll host Davidson in the First Round.10
12UC Davis LogoUC Davis Aggies lost a second straight but weren't punished too badly here. They have to go to SDSU in the First Round. That's not nice.11
13South Dakota State LogoSouth Dakota State

 Jackrabbits won their finale and charge into the playoffs where they'll host a dangerous UC-Davis in the First Round.

14Incarnate Word FCS Football Top 25Incarnate Word Cardinals won the Southland automatic. No one saw that coming in the beginning. They get to host SFA in the First Round of the playoffs.17
15FCS Football Top 25 Tennessee-Martin  Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks lost to SEMO and any chance they'd had at a seed. Now they travel across the great river to Missouri State in the First Round.9
16Southern Illinois LogoSouthern Illinois Salukis are limping into the playoffs having lost three of four. Now they travel to conference member South Dakota.14
17Southeastern Louisiana LogoSoutheastern Louisiana Lions fell behind and roared backvs. Nicholls, but were just short. Now they host Florida A&M in the First Round of the playoffs.15
18Jackson State FCS Football Top 25Jackson State Tigers already owned the SWAC East, but beating Alcorn State means they get Prairie View A&M in the SWAC Championship.18
19Stephen F. Austin FCS Football Top 25Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks continued the hot streak, up to five now. Qualified for the playoffs and travel down state to Incarnate Word.22
20South Dakota FCS Football Top 25South Dakota Coyotes lost their finale to NDSU, but they still get a First Round home game with Southern Illinois, who they didn't play in regular season.19
21Northern IowaNorthern Iowa Panthers multiple signature wins and computer numbers get into playoffs. But they have to travel to Eastern Washington's Inferno.NR
22Mercer FCS Football Top 25Mercer Bears lost a shootout to ETSU in the de facto SoCon championship. The loss was enough to push them completely out of the field.20
23Florida A&MFlorida A&M Rattlers lost to Jackson State, way back when, haven't lost since. No SWAC title, instead they get a playoff bid. At SLU in First Round.NR
24Princeton FCS Football Top 25 Princeton Tigers end their season as co-champions of the Ivy League, though they did lose to Dartmouth earlier. Sadly, no playoffs.25
25Holy CrossHoly Cross Crusaders complete the Patriot League schedule unblemished and head into the playoffs. They'll host Sacred Heart in the First Round.NR



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