Week 12 FCS Football Top 25 Rankings

1#1 North Dakota State FCS Football 2013 PreviewNorth Dakota StateThe Bison (10-0) remain the prohibitive No. 1 seed in the playoffs with a hard-fought 35-17 victory at Youngstown.1
2Eastern Illinois FCS Football Top 25 RankingsEastern IllinoisShepard Little runs for 245 yards to lead EIU (10-1) to 52-14 romp over Jacksonville State and the OVC crown.2
3#8 Eastern Washington FCS Football 2013 PreviewEastern WashingtonCooper Kupp sets two FCS receiving marks as EWU (9-2) earns a share of Big Sky title. EWU should get a first-round playoff bye.3
4Maine FCS Football Top 25 RankingsMaineThe Black Bears (10-1) top Rhode Island, 41-0, to win their first CAA title. Maine travels to rival New Hampshire next.8
5Old Dominion FCS Football Top 25Old DominionThe Monarchs (8-3) have little trouble with Campbell, winning 42-14. North Carolina figures to be a little tougher.7
6Southeastern Louisiana FCS Football Top 25Southeastern LouisianaWith its 34-21 victory over SHSU, SE Louisiana (8-2) has won 8 straight. You don't want to face this team in the playoffs.11
7Northern Arizona FCS Football Top 25Northern ArizonaN. Arizona (8-2) could be in line for a possible bye - provided it takes care of Southern Utah next week.9
8#14 Montana FCS Football 2013 PreviewMontanaThe Griz (9-2) appear to be rounding into playoff form as they beat Weber State. Win next week should get them a bye.13
9McNeese State FCS Football Top 25McNeese StateMcNeese State (9-2) handles Northwestern State to keep its hopes alive for a possible first-round bye.12
10#9 Towson FCS Football 2013 PreviewTowsonThe Tigers (8-2) get a big win over William & Mary that might get them a first-round playoff bye.14
11Sam Houston State FCS Football Top 25Sam Houston StateBearkats (8-3) fall short against SELA, but they're playoff bound and another team you don't want to meet.4
12Youngstown State FCS Football Top 25 RankingsYoungstown StatePenguins (8-3) have injury woes at QB and they still must face SDSU. Despite two straight losses, YSU should be in.10
13South Dakota State FCS Football Top 25South Dakota StateSouth Dakota St. (7-4) beats South Dakota, but it still might need a win next week at YSU to make the playoffs.15
14Coastal Carolina FCS Football Top 25Coastal CarolinaThe Chanticleers (10-1) cruise past Presbyterian. They'd love to have another shot at Charleston Southern.18
15William and Mary FCS Football Top 25William & MaryThe Tribe (7-4) loses to Towson, but their defense is tough. A win next week against Richmond should be enough.16
16Bethune-Cookman FCS Football Top 25Bethune-CookmanBethune-Cookman (9-2) have an easy time of it against Hampton, 42-12. It finishes with Florida A&M.21
17Fordham FCS Football Top 25 RankingsFordhamWith quarterback Michael Nebrich sidelined with a knee injury, the Rams (10-1) fall from the unbeaten ranks.6
18Lehigh FCS Football Top 25 Rankings
LehighThe Mountain Hawks (8-2) get a big win at Colgate. Next week's game with rival Lafayette will decide the Patriot League.22
19Tennessee-Martin FCS Football Top 25Tennessee-MartinThe Skyhawks (7-4) stay in the playoff hunt with a 16-7 win over EKU. UT-Martin has some impressive victories.NR
20Southern Utah FCS Football Top 25 RankingsSouthern UtahSUU (8-3) cracks the Top 25 with a big win over previously No. 5 Montana State. The game with NAU looms.NR
21New Hampshire FCS Football Top 25New HampshireThe Wildcats (6-4) have made the playoffs nine straight years. If they want to make it 10, they must beat rival Maine.24
22Montana State FCS Football Top 25Montana StateMSU (7-4) might need to beat rival Montana next week to make the playoffs - not the position it wanted to be in.5
23Samford FCS Football Top 25SamfordThe Bulldogs (7-4) get a huge win over Chattanooga. Samford must beat Elon and hope Wofford beats Furman to earn auto bid.NR
24Tennessee State FCS Football Top 25 RankingsTennessee StateIt wasn't easy, but 17-10 win over Murray State keeps Tennesee State in playoff picture - maybe.NR
25Southern Illinois FCS Football Top 25
Southern IllinoisThe Salukis (6-5) have wins over SDSU and UNI. A win at Indiana State next week should get them a playoff bid.NR