Week 8 FCS Football Top 25 Rankings

1South Dakota State LogoSouth Dakota StateJackrabbits used a massive second half to defeat North Dakota. After back-to-back roadies in North Dakota, they'll come home to face Indiana State.1
2#11 Sacramento State FCS Football 2022 PreviewSacramento StateHornets may have benefitted from officiating against Montana, but they still had to make the plays to win. Home again with Idaho next week.3
3Montana State LogoMontana StateBobcats won in strange fashion against Weber State. They'll get their bye next week. Two road games after that.4
4North Dakota State LogoNorth Dakota StateBison had the week off, where you know they were working on what went wrong in the Marker game. They host a stout Illinois State squad.5
5#20 Incarnate Word FCS Football 2022 PreviewIncarnate WordCardinals showed "mercy" beating NAIA Faulkner, 70-0. Could have been so much worse. Road game at TX A&M-Commerce is next.6
6Weber StateWildcats lost to Montana State in the quirkiest of ways, longsnapping to 4 safeties. They come home for an important date with Montana, for both teams.2
7#13 Chattanooga FCS Football 2022 PreviewChattanoogaMocs made a huge statement, defeating Mercer, 41-21. Big SoCon match-ups don't stop as they go to Furman next week.11
8Delaware LogoDelawareBlue Hens won, business as usual over Morgan State, 38-7. This defense is double tough. Roadie to a reeling Elon, who almost HAS to win.9
9#22 Holy Cross FCS Football 2022 PreviewHoly CrossCrusaders played very poorly at Lafayette, but still pulled out the late win. Perhaps they were looking ahead to this week's home game with Fordham.7
10William & MaryTribe jump to a huge first half lead on Towson, then cruised to an easy win. A very tough home date with Rhode Island awaits.10
11IdahoVandals destroyed Portland State in the second half, going away 56-21. A Big Sky first place showdown at Sacramento State next.14
12SamfordBulldogs won a big shootout at ETSU, 55-45. Next week they'll travel to The Citadel. 15
13Jackson StateTigers won their last non-conference game, 22-14 at home against Campbell. They'll stay home for their strongest opponent remaining, Southern, next.12
14Southeast MissouriRedhawks annihilated Northwestern State, 51-16. They'll face their final OOC opponent at home, with former conference mate, Eastern Kentucky next.16
15Mercer LogoMercer
Bears lost their first FCS game this week to Chattanooga. They'll stay on the road and go play Virginia Military before their bye.8
16New HampshireWildcats won pretty easily over Elon. Oddly overlooked, they're 5-0 in the CAA. They get this week off to prepare for two tough ones after that.22
17Rhode IslandRams win in a crazy seven overtime game at Monmouth, 48-46. They'll go to William & Mary in a game that could set their playoff hopes in great shape.18
18Montana LogoMontana
Grizzlies took a loss at Sacramento State in overtime. Despite a questionable officiating call, it counts as a loss. It makes this coming trip to Weber bigger.13
19FordhamRams had the week off. They had to be pleased to see Holy Cross' problems at Lafayette. May need the Patriot auto to make the playoffs. Win at HC?19
20RichmondSpiders were very efficient disposing of Hampton, 41-10. Next week's game at Maine is their last against an unranked team, making it imperative.25
21UT Martin LogoUT MartinSkyhawks won the second half vs. FBS Tennessee. Unfortunately, they lost first half 52-7. They'll head south to face Houston Christian next.21
22Austin PeayGovernors took their second bye in three weeks. The end grind starts next week with a home game against Jacksonville State.23
23FurmanPaladins went to VMI and scorched the Keydets, 41-3. They'll get a home game with SoCon leader Chattanooga. Important game? Yep.NR
24PrincetonTigers just got done whooping Harvard in their place, 37-10. Now comes the annual, "Let them play(offs)" plead. Home vs. Cornell next.NR
25Southern IllinoisSalukis were outplayed in the final stanza at South Dakota, dropping their first conference game. They come home to play Northern Iowa.17



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