Week 8 FCS Football Top 25 Rankings

1#1 North Dakota State FCS Football 2013 PreviewNorth Dakota StateThe Bison (7-0) dominate on the ground, outgaining Southern Illinois 331-46. Still NDSU trailed at halftime.1
2#2 Montana State FCS Football 2013 PreviewMontana StateDeNarius McGhee throws 3 TD passes to lead Montana State (5-2) past Weber State.2
3Eastern Illinois FCS Football Top 25 RankingsEastern IllinoisQuarterback Jimmy Garoppolo adds three more TD passes to lead nation with 31 en route to a 55-33 victory.4
4#8 Eastern Washington FCS Football 2013 PreviewEastern WashingtonEWU tunes up with an easy victory as big showdown with Montana awaits next Saturday.5
5#9 Towson FCS Football 2013 PreviewTowsonThe Tigers (7-1) pick up their seventh straight road win with a victory over Albany.7
6Coastal Carolina FCS Football Top 25Coastal CarolinaThe Chanticleers (7-0) rally from 12 points down entering the final quarter to top Liberty in 2 OTs.8
7Fordham FCS Football Top 25 RankingsFordhamThe Rams go to 8-0 for the first time in school history. They get a bye week before meeting Holy Cross on 11/2.9
8McNeese State FCS Football Top 25McNeese StateMcNeese (6-1) holds running back Timothy Flanders to 22 yards on 11 carries in 31-23 victory.16
9Sam Houston State FCS Football Top 25Sam Houston StateDespite 31-23 loss at McNeese, the BearKats (5-2) still look like a top 10 team.3
10#20 Bethune-Cookman FCS Football 2013 PreviewBethune-CookmanJunior running back Cary White scores three first-half touchdowns to lead B-C to an easy win. SCSU is next.13
11Wofford FCS Football Top 25WoffordThe Terriers (5-2) trailed Western Carolina by 10 at halftime before rallying to win, 21-17.14
12Youngstown State FCS Football Top 25 RankingsYoungstown StateYoungstown State (7-1) tops Western Illinois, 24-14. But a difficult November schedule awaits the Penguins.15
13Villanova FCS Football Top 25 RankingsVillanovaThe Wildcats (4-3) lose a heartbreakers in New Hampshire. The loss leaves Villanova with little margin of error.6
14Old Dominion FCS Football Top 25 Old DominionThe Monarchs (4-3) fall to Pittsburgh 35-24. There were 24 penalties (for both teams) that totaled 221 yards.12
15Northern Arizona FCS Football Top 25Northern ArizonaThe Lumberjacks (5-2) keep winning and stay in the playoff hunt.17
16#14 Montana FCS Football 2013 PreviewMontanaA blocked field goal at the end of regulation helped the Grizzlies (6-1) win a thriller in overtime, 21-14.18
17#7 Central Arkansas FCS Football 2013 PreviewCentral ArkansasThe Bears (4-3) didn't have much offense with quarterback Wynrick Smothers out, but they got enough from  Ryan Howard.19
18#3 Georgia Southern FCS Football 2013 PreviewGeorgia SouthernThe Bulldogs (4-2) were off this week. They head to Boone, N.C., on Saturday to face a reeling Appalachian State.20
19Maine FCS Football Top 25 RankingsMaineThere are some who believe that Maine might be the most well-rounded team in the CAA. W&M wouldn't disagree.21
20Samford FCS Football Top 25SamfordSamford (5-2) was idle this week as it heads to Spartanburg, S.C., next weekend for a huge showdown with Wofford.22
21Tennessee State FCS Football Top 25 RankingsTennessee StateTSU (7-1) picks up a key win over UT Martin, thanks to a blocked field goal and interception returned for touchdowns.23
22Lehigh FCS Football Top 25 RankingsLehighLee Kurfis' seven-game streak of at least 100 yards receiving ends, but Lehigh (6-1) keeps winning.24
23James Madison FCS Football Top 25James MadisonThe Dukes (5-2) still must face Towson, Villanova and New Hampshire.25
24#10 Northern Iowa FCS Football 2013 PreviewNorthern IowaRemember, despite three straight losses, UNI (4-3) lost to North Dakota State, 24-23, and trounced McNeese , 41-6. 11
25New Hampshire FCS Football Top 25
New HampshireThe Wildcats (3-3) get a big win over Villanova to keep their playoff hopes alive for a 10th straight season.NR