Week 13 FCS Football Top 25 Rankings

1#1 North Dakota State FCS Football 2013 PreviewNorth Dakota StateThe Bison (11-0) have now won 20 straight and completed its first perfect regular season since 1990.1
2Eastern Illinois FCS Football Top 25 RankingsEastern IllinoisEastern Illinois (11-1) embarrassed a pretty good Tennessee-Martin, 70-22.2
3#8 Eastern Washington FCS Football 2013 PreviewEastern WashingtonEastern Washington pulls out a wild one against Portland State. EWU is in line for a first-round bye.3
4Southeastern Louisiana FCS Football Top 25Southeastern LouisianaSE Louisiana (9-2) goes into the playoffs with nine consecutive victories. It beat Nicholls, 52-27, on Thursday.6
5Northern Arizona FCS Football Top 25Northern ArizonaNorthern Arizona (9-2) gets by Southern Utah, 20-10, en route to what should be a first-round playoff bye.7
6Maine FCS Football Top 25 RankingsMaineThe Black Bears (10-2) were playing the wrong team in the wrong place today. They lose to New Hampshire, 24-3.4
7#14 Montana FCS Football 2013 PreviewMontanaMontana (10-2) topples rival Montana State. Could the Grizzlies be in line for a first-round bye?8
8#9 Towson FCS Football 2013 PreviewTowsonAfter getting snubbed last year for the playoffs, Towson (10-2) should be in good shape this year. It beats JMU, 28-17.10
9McNeese State FCS Football Top 25McNeese StateThe Cowboys (10-2) win a thriller against Lamar and should get a first-round bye in the playoffs.9
10South Dakota State FCS Football Top 25South Dakota StateSDSU (8-4) should be able to rest easy after their victory against Youngstown State. Call them playoff-bound.13
11Fordham FCS Football Top 25 RankingsFordhamQB Michael Nebrich returns and Rams roll past Colgate. Their 11-1 mark should get them a home playoff game.17
12Old Dominion FCS Football Top 25Old DominionThe Monarchs (8-4) have no answers for North Carolina. They lose season finale, 80-20.5
13Bethune-Cookman FCS Football Top 25Bethune-CookmanBethune-Cookman (10-2) finishes the regular season in style with a 29-10 win over Florida A&M. The playoffs await.16
14Sam Houston State FCS Football Top 25Sam Houston StateThe Bearkats (8-4) have been up and down all season. Against Central Arkansas, they were down, losing 49-31.11
15Youngstown State FCS Football Top 25 RankingsYoungstown StateA brutal season-ending schedule caught up with the Penguins (8-4). They still should be OK for the playoffs.12
16Coastal Carolina FCS Football Top 25Coastal CarolinaThe Chanticleers (10-2) earn the Big South's auto bid, but they get crushed by South Carolina, 70-10.14
17New Hampshire FCS Football Top 25New HampshireThe Wildcats (7-4) are a playoff machine. Victory over Maine should put them in the tourney for the 10th straight year.21
18Samford FCS Football Top 25
SamfordSome late-game heroics help the Bulldogs beat Elon, 33-32, and likely earn a spot in the playoffs.23
19Tennessee State FCS Football Top 25 RankingsTennessee StateTennessee State (9-3) concluded its regular season last week. Now it waits to hear its name called for the playoffs.24
20Southern Illinois FCS Football Top 25Southern IllinoisThe Salukis (7-5) could be one of five MVFC teams to make the playoffs after beating Indiana State, 31-9.25
21Southern Utah FCS Football Top 25 RankingsSouthern UtahSouthern Utah (8-4) might be the 25th team in a 24-team playoff field after losing to Northern Arizona, 20-10.20
22South Carolina State FCS Football Top 25South Carolina StateSCSU (9-3) finishes with a 17-3 victory over Norfolk State. The Bulldogs might be just short of making the playoffs.NR
23Northern Iowa FCS Football Top 25Northern IowaThe Panthers (7-5) top Western Illinois and all their close calls this year should get them in the playoffs.NR
24Georgia Southern FCS Football Top 25Georgia SouthernThe Bulldogs top FBS Florida, 26-20, and show what they can do when they have a little motivation.NR
25Montana State FCS Football Top 25
Montana StateA disappointing end for a talented club that finishes 7-5 after losing to rival Montana.22