Week 1 FCS Football Top 25 Rankings

1#3 North Dakota State FCS Football 2014 PreviewNorth Dakota StateTo paraphrase John Belushi from the movie Animal House,"It's not over until NDSU (1-0) says it's over." We believe.
2#1 Eastern Washington FCS Football 2014 PreviewEastern WashingtonNothing wrong with the Eagles (2-0), a 41-9 winner over Montana-Western, but the Bison deserve top billing.1
3#2 Southeastern Louisiana FCS Football 2014 PreviewSoutheastern LouisianaSE Louisiana (1-0) hardly broke a sweat in topping Jacksonville, 44-3. It led 27-0 after one quarter.2
4#6 Villanova FCS Football 2014 PreviewVillanovaThe Wildcats lost a heartbreaker in double OT to Syracuse, but dominated possession time with almost 38 minutes.
5#5 Montana FCS Football 2014 PreviewMontanaThe Grizzlies (0-1) lost a tough one to Wyoming, 17-12, after holding a 6-3 advantage at halftime. 5
6#7 Northern Iowa FCS Football 2014 PreviewNorthern IowaNorthern Iowa lost 31-23 to a strong Iowa team. QB Sawyer Kollmorgen and RB David Johnson put on impressive show.7
7#4 New Hampshire FCS Football 2014 PreviewNew HampshireThe Wildcats (0-1) lose to a strong Toledo squad, but gave up an alarming 38 second-half points and 674 yards.4
8#8 McNeese State FCS Football 2014 PreviewMcNeese StateMcNeese (0-0) gets a late opener this year. The Cowboys open up Saturday in Lincoln, Nebraska.8
9#9 Chattanooga FCS Football 2014 PreviewChattanoogaChattanooga (0-1) let one get away at Central Michigan, losing 20-16 after leading 16-0.9
10#10 South Dakota State FCS Football 2014 PreviewSouth Dakota StateSouth Dakota State (0-1) was within three in the second half, but Missouri pulled away for a 38-18 win.10
11#12 Coastal Carolina FCS Football 2014 PreviewCoastal CarolinaThe Chanticleers pick up where they left off last year with a 31-16 win over The Citadel. It was 21-3 after three.12
12#16 Sam Houston State FCS Football 2014 PreviewSam Houston StateKC Keeler gets his first win as coach of the BearKats as they bounce back after the loss to EWU with a 51-20 route of Alabama State.16
13#14 Fordham FCS Football 2014 PreviewFordhamChase Edmonds rushes for 181 yards in an easy win over St. Francis (PA). The Rams expect to make noise again in 2014.
14#18 Richmond FCS Football 2014 PreviewRichmondRichmond has a lot of weapons and they showed them in a 55-10 win over Morehead State - over 400 yards passing.18
15Central Arkansas FCS Football Top 25 Rankings
Central ArkansasWe'll buy in - at least for now. CA's narrow loss to Texas Tech was impressive, but Southland race will be tough
16#15 Tennessee State FCS Football 2014 PreviewTennessee StateThe Tigers (1-0) open with an easy win against Edward Waters. Tennessee State figures to be in thick of OVC chase.15
17#11 Jacksonville State FCS Football 2014 Preview
Jacksonville StateJax State (0-1) was pummeled by Michigan State. It has a huge game with Chattanooga this week.
18Montana State FCS Football 2014 PreviewMontana StateMSU trailed Arkansas State by just six late in the third quarter before Arkansas State pulled away for a 37-10 win.17
19#20 William & Mary FCS Football 2014 PreviewWilliam & MaryThe Tribe (0-1) falls to Virginia Tech, 34-9, but were in the contest late in the third when it trailed just 20-9.
20Wofford FCS Football Top 25 RankingsWoffordIts effort against Georgia Tech on Saturday was much better than last year's season opener at Baylor.NR
21Bethune-Cookman FCS Football Top 25 Rankings
Bethune-CookmanB-CU (1-0) gets a good win against Florida International, thanks to its defense.
22#19 Furman FCS Football 2014 PreviewFurmanThe Paladins (1-0) knock off pesky Gardner-Webb, but lose starting quarterback Reese Hannon for the season.20
23Southern Illinois FCS Football Top 25 Rankings
Southern IllinoisWith loads of returning starters, Salukis (1-0) could be team to watch in tough MVFC.
24#24 Northern Arizona FCS Football 2014 PreviewNorthern ArizonaNot a good start against San Diego State in opener, but NAU's schedule is conducive to making a playoff run.24
25Youngstown State FCS Football Top 25 Rankings
Youngstown StateThe Penguins (0-1) were leading Illinois, 9-7, entering the final quarter but couldn't hold the lead.NR