Week 5 FCS Football Top 25 Rankings

1North Dakota State Logo North Dakota StateBison won a hard fought game against Youngstown State, who had the extra week to prepare. They go to Indiana State next before "The Marker" game.1
2South Dakota State LogoSouth Dakota StateJackrabbits win in workmanlike fashion over Western Illinois. Dangerous home game with a rested South Dakota before their annual trip to Fargo.3
3Montana LogoMontanaGrizzlies had control in win at Idaho State, but a late fury made it look closer than it was. Costs Montana a spot. Bye week before hosting Idaho.2
4Delaware LogoDelaware Blue Hens avoid the major look ahead, beating Towson 24-10. Their defense is stout. They'll get tested next week at William & Mary.4
5Weber StateWildcats had this week off. Next week they get a home game with Eastern Washington, who'll be in must-win mode if they want any playoff hopes.5
6#11 Sacramento State FCS Football 2022 PreviewSacramento StateHornets were way too much for Cal Poly, 49- 21. Come back home next week for a game with Northern Colorado.7
7Montana State LogoMontana StateBobcats grind out a tough win over UC-Davis. QB Chambers was the ultimate weapon in this one. They'll come home to play Idaho State.6
8#22 Holy Cross FCS Football 2022 PreviewHoly CrossCrusaders remain undefeated winning a sneaky tough road game at Harvard. A home game with Bucknell will restart their Patriot League schedule.8
9Mercer LogoMercerBears continue to roll anyone not named FBS Auburn. Wofford was no match, but Western Carolina has a solid offense. Should be an interesting visit.12
10Jackson StateTigers took this week off. They'll hit the road for Alabama State next week. Can anyone in the SWAC slow them down?9
11#20 Incarnate Word FCS Football 2022 PreviewIncarnate WordCardinals bounce back big and beat McNeese, 48-20. The upcoming home game with Lamar figures to be a tasty match-up.10
12#13 Chattanooga FCS Football 2022 PreviewChattanoogaMocs' had extra time to prepare for ETSU and was in serious trouble until the 4th quarter. They'll get the week off before hosting VMI, then Mercer.11
13SamfordBulldogs had troubles with Furman at the beggining and end of their game, but they OWNED the middle. A home game with Wofford should be easier.15
14Southeast MissouriRedhawks had no real problems at Lindenwood. They get a home game with Tennessee Tech next week, trying to stay in OVC's driver's seat.16
15Southeastern Louisiana
Lions whooped Murray State, 48-14. Next week, they get the honor of being Texas A&M-Commerce's first Southland opponent, at home.17
16UT Martin LogoUT MartinSkyhawks beat Tennessee Tech easily, 45-28. Next week is a road tilt at struggling Murray State.18
17William & MaryTribe took care of business at Stony Brook, setting up this week's next monster game of the year tilt with a visit from Delaware.19
Phoenix won an overtime thriller over Richmond. Being 4-1 feels so much better than 3-2. Now another home game with Towson.23
19Southern IllinoisSalukis used a big 2nd quarter to forge ahead of Illinois State, then hold on for a 19-14 win. Next week's game at Missouri State? Playoff implications!21
20Eastern KentuckyColonels win home game with Southern Utah after disappointing loss to APSU. They get this week off before home game with Sam Houston.22
21IdahoVandals soar over Northern Colorado, 55-35. They get this coming week off before their biggest of the year to date - at Montana.25
22North DakotaFightin' Hawks may have surprised some by whipping Missouri State, 48-31. They're extra tough at home, but next week they're at Youngstown State.NR
23Rhode IslandRams appear to have put on the breaks in the second half in beating Brown 38-10. Was 38-3 at half. Bye week now before hosting Elon.NR
24FordhamRams enter Top 25 at 4-1 despite giving up over 44 ppg! No problem, they score just short of 52! They go to Lehigh next week. Expect scoring.NR
25Austin PeayGovernors follow up their huge home win against EKU by laying a huge egg at Central Arkansas. Now a bye before hosting Murray State.14



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