Week 7 FCS Football Top 25 Rankings

1#1 North Dakota State FCS Football 2013 PreviewNorth Dakota StateEven the Bison are allowed a letdown, but they still managed to win 41-26 against MSU before a record crowd of 19,1081
2#2 Montana State FCS Football 2013 PreviewMontana StateIdle Montana State (4-2) moves up in the wake of Towson's loss to CAA foe Villanova.3
3#12 Sam Houston State FCS Football 2013 PreviewSam Houston StateTimothy Flanders is held to 83 yards on 28 carries for SHSU, but Bearkats extend longest active home winning streak.4
4#19 Eastern Illinois FCS Football 2013 PreviewEastern IllinoisQuarterback Jimmy Garappolo continues to shine as he throws for 300-plus yards in EIU's 63-7 win over Austin Peay.5
5#8 Eastern Washington FCS Football 2013 PreviewEastern WashingtonEastern Washington's first visit to the state of North Dakota proves to be a successful one.6
6#6 Villanova FCS Football 2013 PreviewVillanovaAfter a slow start this season, the Wildcats are starting to live up to their preseason hype.13
7#9 Towson FCS Football 2013 PreviewTowsonDespite their first loss, the Tigers (6-1) are too good to drop too far in the polls.2
8#18 Coastal Carolina FCS Football 2013 PreviewCoastal CarolinaLorenzo Taliafero scores three times in 42-7 route of Gardner-Webb. The Chanticleers (6-0) have a big one at Liberty.8
9Fordham FCS Football Top 25 Rankings
FordhamIt was just another typical day for Fordham quarterback Michael Nebrich: 34-of-45 passing for 405 yards.9
10#4 South Dakota State FCS Football 2013 PreviewSouth Dakota StateSouth Dakota State probably is the best 4-3 team in the nation. It took advantage of four turnovers to route WIU.10
11#10 Northern Iowa FCS Football 2013 PreviewNorthern IowaThe Panthers lose in OT to Southern Illinois, 24-17. They are now 0-2 in conference play.7
12#13 Old Dominion FCS Football 2013 PreviewOld DominionThe Monarchs (4-2) enjoy a bye week. They visit Pittsburgh next Saturday.11
13#20 Bethune-Cookman FCS Football 2013 PreviewBethune-CookmanA showdown with South Carolina State  for the top spot in the MEAC is looming in two weeks.14
14#5 Wofford FCS Football 2013 Preview WoffordThe Terriers (4-2) had to stop Elon inside the 5-yard line as time expired for a 31-27 triumph.12
15#23 Youngstown State FCS Football 2013 PreviewYoungstown StateYSU (6-1) rolls past Illinois State 59-21. It was the most points against a MVFC foe since joining the league in 1997.15
16McNeese State FCS Football Top 25
McNeese StateMcNeese State (5-1) enjoys a bye week before hosting No. 3 Sam Houston State next weekend.16
17#21 Northern Arizona FCS Football 2013 PreviewNorthern ArizonaThe Lumberjacks (4-2) pick up a key conference win against Sacramento State.17
18#14 Montana FCS Football 2013 PreviewMontanaOutside of the one loss to Northern Arizona, Montana (5-1) has been impressive.18
19#7 Central Arkansas FCS Football 2013 PreviewCentral ArkansasCentral Arkansas (3-3) reaches .500 with an easy win over Nebraska-Kearney.19
20#3 Georgia Southern FCS Football 2013 PreviewGeorgia SouthernGeorgia Southern (4-2) takes care of The Citadel, 28-21, as one triple-option team defeats another.20
21Maine FCS Football Top 25 Rankings
MaineMaine (5-1) enjoys a bye week before hosting William & Mary in its homecoming game next week.21
22Samford FCS Football Top 25
SamfordSamford (5-2) gains its first league victory over a reeling Appalachian State with a 34-10 victory in Boone, N.C.22
23Tennessee State FCS Football Top 25 Rankings
Tennessee StateTennessee State (6-1) picks up a key victory against league rival Jacksonville State, 31-15. UT Martin is up next.23
24Lehigh FCS Football Top 25 Rankings
LehighLee Kurfis gets 14 receptions for 130 yards in Lehigh's (5-1) 24-10 victory at Columbia.24
25James Madison FCS Football Top 25
James MadisonThe Dukes (5-2) get a much-needed win against in-state rival Richmond, 38-31. JMU led at one point, 28-9.25