Week 1 FCS Football Top 25 Rankings

1North Dakota State Logo North Dakota StateHonestly, the Bison probably took it easy on Drake, winning 56-14. Now a past "dream" matchup with North Carolina A&T. Who's nightmare will it be?1
2South Dakota State LogoSouth Dakota StateJackrabbits went into FBS Iowa and lost by two safeties, literally. The offense will need to get going if they're going to beat visiting UC-Davis.2
3Montana LogoMontanaWashington-Grizzly Stadium is tough enough to play in, but when Montana is good? Look out! Northwestern State learned that. Host South Dakota next.3
4Montana State LogoMontana StateBobcats took it to McNeese and won 40-17. They host Morehead State next, who gave up 63 in their first game. The offense should roll.4
5Missouri State LogoMissouri StateBears record a solid road win at Central Arkansas, 27-14. Now a home opener with ranked neighbor Tennessee-Martin.7
6Villanova LogoVillanovaWildcats beat in-state brother, Lehigh soundly. Next they take to the road. An interesting game at the NEC's Long Island.10
7Delaware LogoDelawareThe Blue Hens anchored Navy, prevailing 14-7. You figure the defense should shine again when they host Delaware State.15
8#11 Sacramento State FCS Football 2022 PreviewSacramento StateHornets offense appears in top condition. You have to wonder about giving up 33 points to Utah Tech though. They get this week off before going to UNI.11
9#20 Incarnate Word FCS Football 2022 PreviewIncarnate Word Cardinals put a 64-29 throttling on Southern Illinois. That's called making a statement! A trip to FBS Nevada is next. 20
10#12 East Tennessee State FCS Football 2022 PreviewETSUBuccaneers beat down sub-FCS Mars Hill 44-7. What have we really learned from that? May not learn at lot at The Citadel either.12
11#13 Chattanooga FCS Football 2022 PreviewChattanoogaThe Mocs shutout Wofford, 31-0. The defense was supposed to be great, but that's perfection. Can they repeat at Eastern Illinois next week?13
12William & MaryTribe put a solid beating on FBS Charlotte to open the year. They get to host this week against Campbell.NR
13Jackson StateThe Tigers roar to a 59-3 stomping of FAMU. If they're going to play like this all year, no one is gonna stop them. Tennessee State is next.NR
14Eastern Washington LogoEastern WashingtonEagles got a handful from a much improved Tennessee State. Now the daunting task of going to FBS Oregon, who was thoroughly minimized.16
15UT Martin LogoUT Martin 
Skyhawks picked up the lone OVC victory in Week 1, 42-25 over Western Illinois. The short trip to the MVFC's Missouri State should be a lot tougher.19
16Jacksonville StateGamecocks have beaten two playoff teams from last year; Stephen F. Austin and Davidson. Now they hit the road to play Murray State.NR
17Sam Houston LogoSam HoustonWelcome to FBS transition, Bearkats. Texas A&M was not accomodating. Home date with Northern Arizona should be a little easier.8
18Weber State LogoWeber State
Not going to know a lot about the Wildcats by beating sub-FCS Western Oregon. They play at FBS Utah State, who's already played two games.14
19Southern Illinois LogoSouthern IllinoisSalukis were about as embarrassed as a Top 5 team could have been. Selective amnesia should be sought before their home opener against SEMO.5
20Mercer LogoMercerBears destroyed Morehead State in Week 0. The last game at Auburn was a different story. They get an early bye before hosting The Citadel.17
21SamfordBulldogs pulled a home upset over highly touted Kennesaw State. The party is likely over as they travel to FBS Georgis next week. No injuries, please.NR
22#22 Holy Cross FCS Football 2022 PreviewHoly CrossA 31-17 win over Merrimack doesn't seem that impressive. Hopefully, the Crusaders were holding back for this coming trip to FBS Buffalo.22
23Rhode IslandRams had a convincing win at CAA Stony Brook, 35-14. Now an in-state roadie to Bryant, who nearly knocked off FBS Florida International.NR
24Southeastern Louisiana LogoSoutheastern LouisianaThe Lions lost 24-7 to FBS Louisiana. Used to seeing more scoring from SLU, but the defense looked better. Go to FBS Florida Atlantic next.21
25Kennesaw State LogoKennesaw StateDefinitely not how the Owls wanted to come out of the gate. A trip to FBS Cincinnati isn't going to be a place to be looking for sympathy either.6



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