Week 7 FCS Football Top 25 Rankings

1#3 North Dakota State FCS Football 2014 PreviewNorth Dakota StateAfter last week's scare, North Dakota State rolls against Southern Illinois for its 30th straight victory.1
2#1 Eastern Washington FCS Football 2014 PreviewEastern WashingtonSophomore Jordan West fills in admirably for the injured Vernon Adams, throwing for 3 TDs in 42-30 win over SUU.2
3#6 Villanova FCS Football 2014 PreviewVillanovaVillanova rolls over outmanned Rhode Island, 44-21. Big game at William & Mary next Saturday.3
4#4 New Hampshire FCS Football 2014 PreviewNew HampshireThe Wildcats roll over William & Mary. It's too bad Villanova and New Hampshire don't meet in the regular season.4
5#5 Montana FCS Football 2014 PreviewMontanaThe Grizzlies enjoy a bye. They face UC Davis next week.6
6#12 Coastal Carolina FCS Football 2014 PreviewCoastal CarolinaIt wasn't the Chanticleers' most impressive win, but they get the job done, 40-28, over Presbyterian.7
7#7 Northern Iowa FCS Football 2014 PreviewNorthern IowaIt's not often a 3-3 team is ranked No. 7 in the country, but we'll stick with Northern Iowa's lofty ranking - for now.8
8#11 Jacksonville State FCS Football 2014 Preview
Jacksonville StateJax State led Tennessee State 27-6 at one point but had to hold on at the end. Jax State has a bye next week.9
9#8 McNeese State FCS Football 2014 PreviewMcNeese StateThe Cowboys suffer a key conference loss to Sam Houston State. They host Abilene Christian next week.5
10#2 Southeastern Louisiana FCS Football 2014 PreviewSoutheastern LouisianaSE Louisiana puts up 61 against Lamar. A tough game against Central Arkansas awaits.10
11#9 Chattanooga FCS Football 2014 PreviewChattanoogaThe 3-3 Mocs have faced two FBS teams and No. 8 Jax State in their first six games. They lost to Tennessee on Saturday.11
12Montana State FCS Football 2014 PreviewMontana StateMontana State rolls against UC Davis. The Bobcats will host Weber State next week.12
13#18 Richmond FCS Football 2014 PreviewRichmondQB Michael Strauss keys a big CAA win against Albany. A winnable game against Rhode Island awaits.13
14Eastern Kentucky FCS Football Top 25 RankingsEastern KentuckyNot too many unbeaten teams remaining...EKU is one of them after beating Eastern Illinois in OT.16
15#14 Fordham FCS Football 2014 PreviewFordhamQB Michael Nebrich throws for 6 TDs and 566 yards against Penn. Not sure I'd want to face this team in the playoffs.18
16#16 Sam Houston State FCS Football 2014 PreviewSam Houston StateFirst-year coach KC Keeler gets his biggest win so far as the Bearkats topple McNeese State.20
17Bethune-Cookman FCS Football Top 25 RankingsBethune-CookmanBethune-Cookman keeps rolling toward that MEAC automatic playoff bid. It knocks off Howard, 49-12.19
18Southern Illinois FCS Football Top 25 RankingsSouthern IllinoisAt least the Salukis don't have to worry about facing NDSU now. They can focus on the rest of the schedule.17
19Illinois State FCS Football Top 25 RankingsIllinois StateThis is going to be some race in the MVFC. ISU gets a big 20-18 win over Indiana State. Every game in the MVFC is big.21
20#10 South Dakota State FCS Football 2014 PreviewSouth Dakota StateThe Jackrabbits score 15 fourth-quarter points to topple Missouri State. A big game at Northern Iowa awaits.22
21#20 William & Mary FCS Football 2014 PreviewWilliam & MaryThe meat grinder continues this week as No. 3 Villanova comes to town. The Tribe need to show some offense.14
22Youngstown State FCS Football Top 25 RankingsYoungstown StateYSU probably didn't see this one coming, losing to Western Illinois, 30-24. Southern Illinois comes to town next week.15
23Liberty FCS Football Top 25 Rankings
LibertyCould we have two schools from the Big South make the playoffs? It's possible after the Flames' stunning win over App State.NR
24Bryant FCS Football Top 25 Rankings
BryantThe Bulldogs enjoyed the weekend off. A date with St. Francis comes next week.25
25Charleston Southern FCS Football Top 25 Rankings
Charleston SouthernCould we have three schools from the Big South make the playoffs? The Bulldogs played very well against Vandy.NR