Week 3 FCS Football Top 25 Rankings

1#3 North Dakota State FCS Football 2014 PreviewNorth Dakota StateThe Bison (3-0) dispatch of Incarnate Word, 58-0. Next week it gets more interesting as Montana comes to town.1
2#1 Eastern Washington FCS Football 2014 PreviewEastern WashingtonVernon Adams and company had the weekend off. It gets a little more interesting for the Eagles, too, as they visit Montana State.2
3#2 Southeastern Louisiana FCS Football 2014 PreviewSoutheastern LouisianaSE Louisiana (2-1) falls to FBS Tulane. It heads to Southeast Missouri State next week.3
4#6 Villanova FCS Football 2014 PreviewVillanovaThe Wildcats had the weekend off. A quality game is on tap as CAA foe James Madison visits the Philly suburbs.4
5#5 Montana FCS Football 2014 PreviewMontanaThe Grizzlies (2-1) take care of a stubborn South Dakota team. Next week is huge at North Dakota State.5
6#7 Northern Iowa FCS Football 2014 PreviewNorthern IowaNorthern Iowa played at Hawaii late Saturday evening and hung around for a while on a tough road trip.6
7#8 McNeese State FCS Football 2014 PreviewMcNeese StateMcNeese (1-1) evens its record with an easy win over Prairie View A&M. The Cowboys are idle next week.7
8#4 New Hampshire FCS Football 2014 PreviewNew HampshireThe Wildcats (1-1) show their offensive firepower against Lehigh; a huge game awaits at Richmond next week.8
9#10 South Dakota State FCS Football 2014 PreviewSouth Dakota StateSouth Dakota State (2-1) takes care of business at Southern Utah. Wisconsin-Oshkosh is next up.9
10#12 Coastal Carolina FCS Football 2014 PreviewCoastal CarolinaCoastal Carolina (3-0) has an easy time with in-state rival South Carolina State. Florida A&M is the next opponent.10
11#11 Jacksonville State FCS Football 2014 Preview
Jacksonville StateJacksonville State (1-1) was idle. It faces West Alabama next week.11
12#9 Chattanooga FCS Football 2014 PreviewChattanoogaThe Mocs (1-2) get their first win with an easy victory over Austin Peay. They're idle next weekend.12
13#18 Richmond FCS Football 2014 PreviewRichmondThe Spiders (2-1) take care of business against Hampton. Next week's game with UNH has playoff implications.14
14Montana State FCS Football 2014 PreviewMontana StateMontana State (2-1) gets a huge test next week against Eastern Washington.16
15#20 William & Mary FCS Football 2014 PreviewWilliam & MaryThe Tribe (2-1) top nearby rival Norfolk State. Patriot League foe Lafayette comes to town next week.17
16Southern Illinois FCS Football Top 25 RankingsSouthern IllinoisA 35-point first half paces the unbeaten Salukis (3-0). SIU steps up next week to play Big Ten foe Purdue.18
17Youngstown State FCS Football Top 25 Rankings
Youngstown StateThe lower part of CSM's Top 25 is a real toss-up. For now, we'll give YSU (2-1) a higher ranking after walloping Butler.23
18Eastern Kentucky FCS Football Top 25 RankingsEastern KentuckyThe Colonels (3-0) throttle in-state foe Morehead State. A pesky game at UT-Martin is next.25
19Wofford FCS Football Top 25 RankingsWoffordThe Terriers started slowly against North Greenville, but pulled away late. Remember this team in November.19
20Bethune-Cookman FCS Football Top 25 RankingsBethune-CookmanBethune (2-0) takes care of Grambling State, but a trip to Central Florida is next on the schedule.20
21#24 Northern Arizona FCS Football 2014 PreviewNorthern ArizonaNorthern Arizona (2-1) rolls past New Mexico Highlands. They visit South Dakota next week.22
22#14 Fordham FCS Football 2014 PreviewFordhamThe Rams (2-1) bounce back after the Villanova loss to crush CAA opponent Rhode Island, 54-7.24
23#16 Sam Houston State FCS Football 2014 PreviewSam Houston StateSHSU (1-3) needs to regroup after losing to Division II power CSU-Pueblo. The schedule has been brutal.13
24Illinois State FCS Football Top 25 Rankings
Illinois StateIllinois State (2-0) gets a 34-15 victory over Eastern Illinois. The MVFC will be as interesting as always.NR
25Bryant FCS Football Top 25 Rankings
BryantBryant (3-0) shows it's going to be a playoff contender with a big 13-10 win over CAA member Maine.NR