Week 9 FCS Football Top 25 Rankings

1South Dakota State LogoSouth Dakota StateJackrabbits had no problem at home with Indiana State. Potentially, their last road game in 2022 comes next, at Northern Iowa.1
2#11 Sacramento State FCS Football 2022 PreviewSacramento StateHornets won another close one at home, this time over Idaho. The resume is close to being the best. A win next week at Weber State may do it.2
3Montana State LogoMontana StateBobcats had the week off, prepping for a two week roadie. First one at Northern Arizona is sometimes tricky.3
4North Dakota State LogoNorth Dakota StateBison grind out a solid win at home against Illinois State. You figure the coming road tilt at Western Illinois will pose little issue.4
5Weber StateWildcats followed their Montana State loss with a Montana win. The last of three grinders comes this week at home vs. Sac State.6
6#22 Holy Cross FCS Football 2022 PreviewHoly CrossCrusaders needed every point they could muster to beat back Fordham. A home win over Lehigh next week would clinch the Patriot autobid.9
7#20 Incarnate Word FCS Football 2022 PreviewIncarnate WordCardinals took a solid road win over TX A&M-Commerce. Outside looking in for the Southland auto, but a win vs. Houston Christian may clinch at-large.5
8SamfordBulldogs won at The Citadel and are all alone atop the SoCon. Need home win vs. VMI because those last two games are both vs. ranked opponents.12
9William & MaryTribe were in a slobberknocker with Rhode Island and prevailed 31-30. Might be underranked still, considering the resume. Go to Hampton next week.10
10IdahoVandals fell just short, in the waning minutes at Sacramento State. That was their first FCS loss. Two home games coming with Eastern Washington next.11
11FurmanPaladins beat Chattanooga. The SoCon logjam is impressive and they're right in the middle of it. Week off coming before huge game vs. Furman.23
12Jackson StateTigers shutout Southern, who looked like their best remaining opponent. Road game to Texas Southern comes next. Any stopping these Tigers?13
13#13 Chattanooga FCS Football 2022 PreviewChattanoogaMocs had been rolling. But that momentum was halted in their trip to Furman. The Citadel is up next, also on the road.7
14Mercer LogoMercerBears loss at Chattanooga didn't linger into this week, as they destroyed VMI. Like Furman, they'll take the week off to prepare for that coming matchup.15
15New Hampshire
Wildcats had the week off. Still the only CAA undefeated, they travel to one of the two remaining that have only one conference loss - Richmond.16
16Rhode IslandRams seem to get into tight, crazy games. Followed up the Monmouth overtime game with close loss at W&M. A rebound vs. Maine is now essential.17
17RichmondSpiders took care of business in Maine. Last three are all toughies. The first at New Hampshire might be most important.20
Rams used that bye week well in prep for Holy Cross and almost pulled the upset. Count on lots of offense at Bucknell next week.19
19ElonPhoenix have played a brutal schedule. W's vs. W&M, Richmond and Delaware. L's to URI and UNH. Battle tested. Come home to face Albany now.NR
20Delaware LogoDelawareBlue Hens drop 12 spots after losing to Elon. Wonder if non-con wins over two MEAC schools will hurt them later. Home vs. dangerous Monmouth next.8
21Southeast MissouriRedhawks lost at home to Eastern Kentucky. OVC title and autobid is still possible. A road win at Tennessee State would eliminate the Tigers.14
22Eastern KentuckyColonels recorded a vitally important win over SE Missouri. Right back to work in the ASUN/WAC next week at home vs. Central Arkansas.NR
23PrincetonTigers are the lone undefeated Ivy Leaguer left having just disposed of Cornell. Home date with struggling Dartmouth cannot be overlooked.24
24UT Martin LogoUT MartinSkyhawks followed the FBS Tennessee loss with a comfortable win over Houston Christian. Home non-con with Kennesaw State is next.21
25North DakotaFightin' Hawks win their final non-con at home vs. Abilene Christian. Next two opponents are combined 3-13, must haves. Indiana State is next.NR



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