Week 9 FCS Football Top 25 Rankings

1#1 North Dakota State FCS Football 2013 PreviewNorth Dakota StateThe Bison (8-0) route Indiana State, as they score four touchdowns on returns, including a 100-yard kick-off return.1
2#2 Montana State FCS Football 2013 PreviewMontana StateCody Kirk goes over the 3,000-yard career rushing mark in a key 34-17 victory over UC Davis.2
3Eastern Illinois FCS Football Top 25 RankingsEastern IllinoisJimmy Garoppolo throws for 410 yards, 272 in the first half, to lead EIU to a 34-16 triumph over Tennessee State.3
4#8 Eastern Washington FCS Football 2013 PreviewEastern WashingtonEastern Washington (6-2) leads 42-17 against Montana after three quarters, then has to hold on for a 42-37 triumph.4
5#9 Towson FCS Football 2013 PreviewTowsonTerrance West scores five touchdowns as the Tigers (8-1) win their ninth straight game on the road, 48-32 in Richmond.5
6Coastal Carolina FCS Football Top 25Coastal CarolinaBackup QB Michael Church completes his first seven collegiate passes to lead Chanticleers (8-0) to easy win over VMI.6
7Fordham FCS Football Top 25 RankingsFordhamIdle Fordham (8-0) finishes up with Holy Cross, Bucknell, Lafayette and Colgate.7
8McNeese State FCS Football Top 25McNeese StateMSU (7-1) tops Nicholls State, 55-30; it's the first time Cowboys have scored 50 or more points four times in a season.8
9Sam Houston State FCS Football Top 25Sam Houston StateSHSU (6-2) bounces back after loss to McNeese State by thrashing Northwestern State, their 20th straight at home.9
10#20 Bethune-Cookman FCS Football 2013 PreviewBethune-CookmanWe believe. BCU (7-1) holds S.C. State five times inside B-C's 25 without yielding a touchdown for a 14-3 victory.10
11Youngstown State FCS Football Top 25 RankingsYoungstown StateYoungstown State (7-1) enjoys a bye week as it prepares for a difficult November slate.12
12Old Dominion FCS Football Top 25Old DominionODU (5-3) just gets by Norfolk State, 27-24. They seem to play to their level of competition in this transition year.14
13Northern Arizona FCS Football Top 25Northern ArizonaNorthern Arizona (6-2) escapes with a key 17-13 victory over Cal Poly.15
14#7 Central Arkansas FCS Football 2013 Preview Central ArkansasJunior QB Ryan Howard, in just his second career start, completes 18-of-30 passes for 403 yards and four TDs.17
15Maine FCS Football Top 25 RankingsMaineMaine (7-1) holds on in a thriller to beat Villanova, 37-35. QB Marcus Wasilewski throws for 337 yards and rushes for 86.19
16Samford FCS Football Top 25
SamfordSamford (6-2) overcomes four turnovers to beat Wofford, 34-27, and take over sole possession of the SoCon lead.
17#14 Montana FCS Football 2013 PreviewMontanaThe Grizzlies' (6-2) comeback bid falls short against EWU. A dangerous foe awaits in Sacramento State.16
18Wofford FCS Football Top 25
WoffordThe Terriers (5-3) fall out of first place in the SoCon with the loss to Samford. Chattanooga awaits in two weeks.11
19Villanova FCS Football Top 25 RankingsVillanovaThe Wildcats (4-4) must run the table to make the playoffs. They head to James Madison next weekend.13
20New Hampshire FCS Football Top 25New HampshireUNH (4-3) receive a huge game from receiver Justin Mello (8 catches, 110 yards, 3 TDs) in their win at Stony Brook.25
21South Dakota State FCS Football Top 25South Dakota StateSouth Dakota State (5-4) rebounds for a thrilling win against Northern Iowa.NR
22Tennessee State FCS Football Top 25 RankingsTennessee StateThere's not much shame losing to EIU; Tennessee State (7-2) still is having a strong season and playoffs are a definite.21
23Charleston Southern FCS Football Top 25Charleston SouthernThe Buccaneers (8-1) move within one win of school record nine victories with 36-14 triumph over Charlotte.NR
24Tennessee Martin FCS Football Top 25 RankingsTennessee-MartinThe Skyhawks (5-3) roll over OVC rival Austin Peay, 38-14, to keep their playoff hopes alive.NR
25Delaware FCS Football Top 25 Rankings
DelawareThe Hens' (6-2) season begins Saturday at Towson. Then it's W&M, Richmond and 'Nova. Would a 2-2 split be enough?NR