FCS Football 2013 Final Top 25 Rankings

1#1 North Dakota State FCS Football 2013 PreviewNorth Dakota StateThe Bison (15-0) conclude a historic three-year championship run. Can they make it four in a row?1
2#9 Towson FCS Football 2013 PreviewTowsonRob Ambrose has rebuilt the Tigers' program in a short period, but he'll have several holes to fill next season.8
3#8 Eastern Washington FCS Football 2013 PreviewEastern WashingtonEWU has made the Final Four of the FCS playoffs three of the last four years and should be in the hunt in 2014.3
4Eastern Illinois FCS Football Top 25 RankingsEastern IllinoisQuarterback Jimmy Garappolo gave Panthers' fan a memorable season as he threw for more than 5,000 yards.2
5Jacksonville State FCS Football Top 25Jacksonville StateJSU (11-4) made a statement with a deep playoff run. Who would have thought - two OVC teams in the top five?NR
6New Hampshire FCS Football Top 25New HampshireThe Wildcats finally got over the quarterfinal hump…look out in 2014 because they have several key returnees.17
7Southeastern Louisiana FCS Football Top 25Southeastern LouisianaThe Lions (11-3) earned their first conference championship since 1961. They will be a force next season, too.4
8Coastal Carolina FCS Football Top 25Coastal CarolinaThe Chanticleers earned respect with its road playoff victory at Montana. Few people outside of Conway expected it.16
9Maine FCS Football Top 25 RankingsMaineThe Bears had the misfortune of playing their nemesis, UNH, in the playoffs but it couldn't detract from a banner year.6
10Fordham FCS Football Top 25 RankingsFordhamFordham enjoys memorable year as its playoff run ends against national runner-up Towson. QB Nebrich returns in 2014.11
11South Dakota State FCS Football Top 25South Dakota StateThe Jackrabbits (9-5) would love to have a couple games back from the 2013 season, but they still registered a playoff victory.10
12#14 Montana FCS Football 2013 PreviewMontanaMontana was stunned by Coastal Carolina in the playoffs, but Montana won 7 of its last 8 regular-season games.7
13McNeese State FCS Football Top 25McNeese StateThe Cowboys (10-3) earned a first-round playoff bye before losing to Jacksonville State.9
14Sam Houston State FCS Football Top 25Sam Houston StateThe Bearkats (9-5) lost three of their last four, including a playoff loss to Southeastern Louisiana.14
15Northern Arizona FCS Football Top 25Northern ArizonaThe Lumberjacks (9-3) had a banner year, but fell to South Dakota State, 26-7, in the first round of the playoffs.5
16Bethune-Cookman FCS Football Top 25Bethune-CookmanBethune-Cookman (10-3) earned a playoff spot, but fell victim to Coastal Carolina's powerful offense in the first round.13
17Tennessee State FCS Football Top 25 RankingsTennessee StateTennessee State (10-4) earned a playoff victory over Butler before falling to Eastern Illinois for the second time in 2013.19
18Youngstown State FCS Football Top 25 Rankings
Youngstown StateA difficult season-ending stretch caught up to the Penguins (8-4) as they failed to earn a playoff berth.15
19Northern Iowa FCS Football Top 25Northern IowaThis was the best 7-5 team in the country. The Panthers' five losses were by a combined 28 points.23
20Furman FCS Football Top 25 RankingsFurmanThe Paladins (8-6) won five in a row, including a playoff win over SC State before meeting up with North Dakota State.NR
21Samford FCS Football Top 25SamfordSamford (8-5) had wins over Wofford, Ga Southern and App State, but fell to Jacksonville State in first round of playoffs.18
22South Carolina State FCS Football Top 25South Carolina StateSouth Carolina State (9-4) earned a playoff berth but fell to Furman in the opening round.22
23Southern Utah FCS Football Top 25 RankingsSouthern UtahSouthern Utah (8-5) had a banner year before losing to Sam Houston State in the first round of the playoffs.21
24Charleston Southern FCS Football Top 25Charleston SouthernThe Buccaneers (10-3) ran out of gas as they played 13 straight weeks without an open date. They did beat Coastal Carolina.NR
25Montana State FCS Football Top 25
Montana StateA disappointing end for a talented club that finishes 7-5 after losing to rival Montana.25