Week 1 FCS Football Top 25 Rankings

1#1 North Dakota State FCS Football 2013 PreviewNorth Dakota StateMaybe the Bison can play Alabama for the FCS-FBS overall national championship.1
2#2 Montana State FCS Football 2013 PreviewMontana StateThe final score of 42-24 against Monmouth was misleading; Montana State led 39-3 in the first half.2
3#3 Georgia Southern FCS Football 2013 PreviewGeorgia SouthernThe Eagles didn't have to break a sweat in their opener against Savannah State.3
4#4 South Dakota State FCS Football 2013 PreviewSouth Dakota StateThe MVC is really strong again this year. There are six conference teams in the top 21.4
5#8 Eastern Washington FCS Football 2013 PreviewEastern WashingtonThere's "Johnny Football." Now there's "Vernon Football" as EWU's Vernon Adams leads upset of Oregon State.
6#9 Towson FCS Football 2013 PreviewTowsonTowson's Terrance West rushes for 156 yards and two touchdowns in the Tigers' impressive win over Uconn.9
7#7 Central Arkansas FCS Football 2013 PreviewCentral ArkansasCentral Arkansas quarterback Wynrick Smothers completes 27-of-31 passes in easy win over Incarnate Word.7
8#6 Villanova FCS Football 2013 PreviewVillanovaWith Villanova's returning personnel, an upset over Boston College was possible. But it didn't happen.6
9#10 Northern Iowa FCS Football 2013 PreviewNorthern IowaSchool's first win over FBS school since 2007. Jake Farley (coach's son) leads way with 12 tackles.10
10#12 Sam Houston State FCS Football 2013 PreviewSam Houston StateSam Houston State, which has made the FCS finals the last two years, starts strong against Houston Baptist.12
11#14 Montana FCS Football 2013 PreviewMontanaThe Grizzlies, who were rocked by off-the-field incidents last year, are back. Their win over App State was impressive.14
12#13 Old Dominion FCS Football 2013 PreviewOld DominionQB Taylor Heinecke does his thing, but ODU falls to East Carolina, 52-28, as the Pirates break away late.13
13#11 Appalachian State FCS Football 2013 PreviewAppalachian StateThis isn't the way Scott Satterfield wanted to start his coaching career at Appalachian State, losing big to Montana.11
14#5 Wofford FCS Football 2013 Preview WoffordIt's back to the drawing board for Wofford after losing to Baylor, 69-3. It was a bad, bad matchup for the Terriers.5
15#15 New Hampshire FCS Football 2013 PreviewNew HampshireThe Wildcats open at Central Michigan on Saturday. Michigan took care of CMU on Saturday, 59-9.15
16#17 Richmond FCS Football 2013 PreviewRichmondThe defense looks strong for the Spiders as they open the season with a 31-0 victory over in-state foe VMI.17
17#19 Eastern Illinois FCS Football 2013 PreviewEastern IllinoisThe Panthers, a 40-19 winner over San Diego State, register their first victory over a FBS team since 2004.19
18#18 Coastal Carolina FCS Football 2013 PreviewCoastal CarolinaCoastal Carolina opens season with a hard-fought 27-20 victory over South Carolina State.18
19#16 Illinois State FCS Football 2013 Preview
Illinois StateIllinois State enjoyed a 21-9 second-quarter advantage, but it couldn't hold on against Ball State.16
20#20 Bethune-Cookman FCS Football 2013 PreviewBethune-CookmanBethune-Cookman comes away with a hard-fought 12-9 victory over Tennessee State in its opener.20
21#23 Youngstown State FCS Football 2013 PreviewYoungstown StateIt was a big night for Youngstown State running Adaris Bellamy, who had 203 rushing yards on 17 attempts.23
22#21 Northern Arizona FCS Football 2013 PreviewNorthern ArizonaNorthern Arizona hung with Arizona for a while with the key phrase being "for a while."21
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Stony BrookStony Brook, which is in its first season as a member of the CAA, opens at Rhode Island on Saturday.24
24#25 Samford FCS Football 2013 PreviewSamfordA 24-7 second-half advantage helped the Bulldogs overcome a slow start against Georgia State.25
25#26 James Madison FCS Football 2013 Preview
James MadisonThe Dukes breeze in their home opener at Harrisonburg, Va., against outmanned Central Connecticut State.NR