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Week 8 Spring FCS Football Top 25

RankTeamCommentsPrior
1#24 Sam Houston State FCS Football 2020 PreviewSam Houston StateSHSU (5-0) took care of business, beating McNeese. Already clinched Southland, but beating UIW will clinched a seed.1
2#4 Weber State FCS Football 2020 PreviewWeber StateWSU (5-0) finsihed off Idaho State for a second time this spring and the Big Sky's automatic. Are they a playoff seed team? Probably.2
3#8 James Madison FCS Football 2020 PreviewJames MadisonJMU (4-0) has one win in five weeks. But they finally get Richmond, at home, to finish the regular season. Win equals seed, simple.3
4#1 North Dakota State FCS Football 2020 PreviewNorth Dakota StateNDSU (6-1) won a tough road game at Northern Iowa. Now they get SDSU at home for the Dakota Marker, autobid and a seed.4
5Delaware FCS Football Top 25DelawareUD (4-0) easily beat Delaware State. Regular season ends at Villanova with a likely playoff bid on the line.5
6North Dakota FCS Football Top 25North DakotaUND (4-1) hasn't played since losing March 20. Supposed to play at Youngstown State this week.6
7#3 South Dakota State FCS Football 2020 PreviewSouth Dakota State
SDSU (4-1) will have waited a month before playing NDSU next week. Probably jump to a seed with a win and the MVFC's auto.7
8#18 Eastern Washington FCS Football 2020 PreviewEastern Washington
EWU (5-1) finished the regular season, winning against the team who beat them, Idaho. They wait for a certain at-large bid now.9
9#17 Jacksonville State FCS Football 2020 PreviewJacksonville StateJSU (9-2) took down Murray State to claim the Ohio Valley automatic bid. Now the waiting game.10
10Monmouth FCS Football Top 25MonmouthMU (3-0) jumped all over Kennesaw State and took the Big South auto in the process. They finish at Robert Morris next week.17
11Richmond FCS Football Top 25RichmondUR (3-0) gets their final shot at JMU and the CAA "South" title. A win clinches a playoff berth, a loss may end their dreams.11
12#5 Villanova FCS Football 2020 PreviewVillanova'Nova (2-1) has played one game in the last four weeks. Play at Delaware for CAA "North" and a likely playoff bid.12
13VMI FCS Football Top 25Virginia MilitaryVMI (5-1) had the week off. The SoCon bid is there for the taking, if they can beat The Citadel. A loss opens the door for Mercer.14
14#20 Southeastern Louisiana FCS Football 2020 PreviewSoutheastern LouisianaSLU (4-2) was drawn into a shootout with Nicholls and prevailed. A win in their surprise added game at SIU should clinch an at-large.19
15#10 Kennesaw State FCS Football 2020 PreviewKennesaw StateKSU (4-1) had no answers for the questions Monmouth was asking. Have they done enough with their weak schedule?8
16East Tennessee State FCS Football Top 25East Tennessee StateETSU (4-2) lost to Mercer and may have sealed their playoff hopes. Season is done, needs some chaos to get back in the conversation.13
17Murray State FCS Football Top 25Murray StateMSU (5-2) lost their second straight to close their schedule. No certainty now. Did they do enough before their slide?15
18UC Davis FCS Football Top 25UC Davis
UC-D (3-2) is done for the year with a playoff bid unlikely.16
19Missouri State LogoMissouri StateMSU (5-4) finished their season with a win over Youngstown State. 4-1 in MVFC, but can they get in without the autobid?21
20#25 Southern Illinois FCS Football 2020 PreviewSouthern IllinoisSIU (4-3) had two weeks of games cancelled. But they get a non-con home date with Southeastern Louisiana now.22
21Incarnate Word FCS Football Top 25Incarnate WordUIW (3-2) lost to Northwestern State, causing major damage to their resume. Could a win over SHSU get them back in the field?18
22#22 Nicholls FCS Football 2020 PreviewNichollsNSU (4-3) lost another higher scoring game, this time to McNeese. A home win against SLU will put them squarely on the playoff fence.20
23Maine FCS Football Top 25MaineUM (2-2) has come to an end of the road. No more spring season and no playoffs in sight. Waiting for fall.24
24Sacred Heart FCS Football Top 25Sacred HeartSH (3-1) won their revenge game at Duquesne to clinch the Northeast automatic. They just sit and wait now.NR
25Holy Cross FCS Football Top 25Holy CrossHC (2-0) hasn't played in weeks. Crusaders travel to Bucknell for Patriot League Championship and a playoff bid.NR