Week 11 FCS Football Top 25 Rankings

1South Dakota State LogoSouth Dakota StateJackrabbits beat Illinois State convincingly, ending their regular season. Only question now is whether they'll be a #1 or #2 seed in the playoffs.1
2#11 Sacramento State FCS Football 2022 PreviewSacramento StateHornets are still undefeated after Portland State. Come home for date with UC-Davis. A win will all but guarantee at top 2 seed and home field in playoffs.2
3Montana State LogoMontana StateBobcats got Cal Poly out of the way. Now, what everybody in FCS is looking forward to, "The Brawl of the Wild." Montana comes visiting next.3
4North Dakota State LogoNorth Dakota StateBison went to Southern Illinois, effectively ending their playoff hopes and locking themselves in as a seed. Host North Dakota to finish. Important for both.4
5#20 Incarnate Word FCS Football 2022 PreviewIncarnate WordCardinals had the week off. They're going to the playoffs, 100%. A win over Northwestern State may garner a seed.6
6#22 Holy Cross FCS Football 2022 PreviewHoly CrossCrusaders beat Bryant handily. Now the focus is on perfection at Georgetown. A win should lock in a seed, but they're playoff bound regardless.5
7SamfordBulldogs went to Chattanooga and won, clinching the SoCon and its automatic bid. A home win vs. Mercer will all but assure themselves of a playoff seed.7
8William & MaryTribe beat Villanova and likely locked a playoff spot. A win at Richmond probably clinches a seed. Even with that, they may not win the CAA - weird.8
9Weber StateWildcats had no problems with Idaho State. They finish at Northern Arizona, hoping a win can squeeze them into the national seed picture.9
10FurmanPaladins went to Mercer and secured a huge win. A home win vs. Wofford will lock an at-large. Even if they lost, they're likely still invited.11
11RichmondSpiders should feel good about the playoffs after beating Delaware. A home win over William & Mary clinches the CAA and probably gets them in the seeds.16
12ElonPhoenix had a little trouble at Hampton, but got it done. Speaking of which, their regular season is done. A playoff bid is a 99% certainty.18
13Jackson StateTigers won a relative struggle over Alabama A&M. A win at Alcorn State will leave them perfect before playing the SWAC Championship game.13
14Southeast MissouriRedhawks creamed Eastern Illinois. A home win over Murray State gets a share of OVC title. But the automatic may be decided by a coin flip. Seriously!21
15North Dakota
Fightin' Hawks took down South Dakota, securing a 7th win (important for playoffs). A win at NDSU would lock them in, but they should still be 80% safe.23
16#13 Chattanooga FCS Football 2022 PreviewChattanoogaMocs lost at home to Samford, giving up control of the SoCon. They're not gonna want to lose at Western Carolina. Don't give The Committee any reasons.12
17IdahoVandals could not stop the red hot UC-Davis team. A real mystery team. Would beating Idaho State be enough to get into the playoffs? Gonna be close.10
Grizzlies destroyed Eastern Washington. Been dominate over most non-playoff opponents. They'll go to Montana State with their playoff lives on the line.24
19Southeastern LouisianaLions play their traditional Thursday finisher at Nicholls with the Southland auto on the line. A loss may not be totally damning, but they don't wan to risk it.25
20New HampshireWildcats won at home over Rhode Island, saving their bacon. A win at Maine gets them a share of the CAA title and likely a playoff spot. A loss? Uh-oh!NR
21Mercer LogoMercerBears lost at home to Furman and may need to beat Samford at home to make the playoffs. Strangely, Gardner-Webb winning the Big South might help.14
22UC DavisAggies are on fire. Winners of five in a row, but only good win was at Idaho. A win this week at Sacramento State should clinch. A loss and they're out.NR
23Delaware LogoDelawareBlue Hens go to Villanova needing a win for the playoffs. They have a FBS win over Navy, but those two non-con MEAC wins don't hold much weight.19
24FordhamRams hurt Lafayette's defensive averages, picking up a win. The resume has no big wins, which is why they've dropped. Need style points vs. Colgate.17
25Abilene ChristianWildcats seem like they might be the best team of the ASun-WAC conglomerate, but who really knows? The Alliance seems to be made up along the way.NR



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