Week 5 FCS Football Top 25 Rankings

1#1 North Dakota State FCS Football 2013 PreviewNorth Dakota StateBison have now won 14 straight on the road after a 20-0 win at SDSU. They led only 7-0 entering the final stanza.1
2#9 Towson FCS Football 2013 PreviewTowsonTowson fell behind early at Stony Brook, but it prevailed to start 5-0 for the first time since 1986.3
3#10 Northern Iowa FCS Football 2013 PreviewNorthern IowaNorthern Iowa (4-0) is the first team this season to hold McNeese State scoreless in the opening half.5
4#2 Montana State FCS Football 2013 PreviewMontana StateDeNarius McGhee is a surprise starter for Montana State and plays two quarters in team's 63-20 route.7
5#12 Sam Houston State FCS Football 2013 PreviewSam Houston StateTimothy Flanders rushes for 280 yards and two TDs to lead Bearkats past EWU in a rematch of last year's FCS semifinal.8
6#19 Eastern Illinois FCS Football 2013 PreviewEastern IllinoisEastern Illinois (4-1) rolls over Eastern Kentucky in OVC opener as QB Jimmy Garoppolo throws for 322 yards and 3 TDs.9
7#4 South Dakota State FCS Football 2013 PreviewSouth Dakota StateSDSU trailed North Dakota State only 7-0 entering fourth quarter before a home record crowd of 16,498.2
8#8 Eastern Washington FCS Football 2013 PreviewEastern WashingtonEWU's inability to slow Sam Houston State's running attack ultimately cost the Eagles in 49-34 loss.4
9#18 Coastal Carolina FCS Football 2013 PreviewCoastal CarolinaChanticleers (5-0) trailed 28-23 late in second quarter before rolling to 53-28 victory over Elon. Coastal had 652 yards.10
10#3 Georgia Southern FCS Football 2013 PreviewGeorgia SouthernFreshman Younghoo Koo boots three field goals as Georgia Southern nips Chattanooga, 23-21.11
11#21 Northern Arizona FCS Football 2013 PreviewNorthern ArizonaNorthern Arizona (3-1) makes a statement with impressive victory over Montana. Next up is Montana State.20
12#13 Old Dominion FCS Football 2013 PreviewOld DominionMonarchs (3-2) roll as Taylor Heinicke throws for 366 yards in 66-10 romp. He now has 9,099 career passing yards.13
13#5 Wofford FCS Football 2013 PreviewWoffordIdle Wofford (2-2) should enter key 10/26 contest against Samford with a 5-2 record.14
14#20 Bethune-Cookman FCS Football 2013 Preview Bethune-CookmanBethune-Cookman (3-1) enjoys off week before heading to Delaware State next weekend.15
15#7 Central Arkansas FCS Football 2013 PreviewCentral ArkansasAnother team with a bye, Central Arkansas is getting ready for a key league matchup on Saturday against McNeese State.16
16Fordham FCS Football Top 25 Rankings
FordhamThe Rams (5-0) needed 21 fourth-quarter points to overcome St. Francis' upset bid in a 38-20 victory.17
17#23 Youngstown State FCS Football 2013 PreviewYoungstown StateThe Penguins (4-1) trailed 27-14 entering the fourth, but Kurt Hess, who threw for 258 yards and four TDs, led comeback.18
18#6 Villanova FCS Football 2013 PreviewVillanovaSomething tells us that 0-2 start only made the Wildcats mad. They roll over Penn, 35-6.19
19#14 Montana FCS Football 2013 PreviewMontanaThe Griz have to be disappointed with lopsided loss at Northern Arizona.6
20Lehigh FCS Football Top 25 Rankings
LehighLehigh (5-0) register their fourth straight come-from-behind victory. They trailed New Hampshire 19-3 and 27-13.NR
21Tennessee Martin FCS Football Top 25 Rankings
Tennessee-MartinTennessee-Martin (3-1) isn't fancy, but it keeps winning with a 17-7 victory over Southeast Missouri State.22
22Gardner-Webb FCS Football Top 25 Rankings
Gardner-WebbThe Bulldogs (4-1) roll to a 55-7 victory over NAIA's Point. G-W is off to its best start since 2002. CCU looms in two weeks.NR
23Tennessee State FCS Football Top 25 Rankings
Tennessee StateTennessee State's (4-1) only loss was a 12-9 decision to No. 14 Bethune-Cookman.NR
24Maine FCS Football Top 25 Rankings
MaineSomething's brewing up in Orono where Black Bears are 4-1. Huge home game with Delaware awaits on Saturday.NR
25Cal Poly FCS Football Top 25 Rankings
Cal PolyCal Poly (2-2) trailed 21-7 at halftime against Portland State on Thursday night before rallying for a 38-34 triumph.NR