Jacksonville State Remains No. 1 After Near Upset Of Auburn

Auburn linebacker Cassanova McKinzy (8) gets a hand on Jacksonville State quarterback Eli Jenkins (7) during first half Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala (Julie Bennett/AL.com)Special to College Sports Journal

 

MISSOULA, MT. — Jacksonville State may have come up a play short of a dramatic upset at Auburn on Saturday, but on Monday, the Gamecocks earned enough respect to stay on top of the Any Given Saturday FCS Top-25 poll.

 

The Gamecocks received 47 of 80 first-place votes to retain their No. 1 position for the second week in a row in the poll widely considered to be the most accurate in the Football Championship Subdivision.

 

Auburn came into the game ranked No. 6 in the Associated Press Top-25 Football Bowl Subdivision poll. A win by Jacksonville State, which lost 27-20 in overtime after leading most of the way, would have rated as the second greatest of all-time for an FCS team against an FBS opponent.

 

Appalachian State defeated a No. 5-ranked Michigan squad in 2007, 34-32, in a season-opening game. FCS teams that have defeated ranked FBS opponents include James Madison over No. 15 Virginia Tech (2010), Eastern Washington over No. 25 Oregon State (2013), and North Dakota State over Kansas State (KSU was ranked in some preseason polls in 2013).

 

Other teams that received first-place votes included No. 2 Coastal Carolina (14), No. 3 North Dakota State (3), No. 4 Sam Houston State (6), No. 5 Illinois State (5), No. 6 South Dakota State (3), No. 9 Cal Poly (1) and No. 15 Portland State.

 

Readers can read more about the poll and other FCS topics at www.anygivensaturday.com.

 

 

Results for 09/14/2015 AGS Poll:

 

Previous Week

Rank

Team:

Total Points

First Place Votes

1

1

Jacksonville State Gamecocks

1902

47

2

2

Coastal Carolina Chanticleers

1749

14

4

3

North Dakota State Bison

1727

3

3

4

Sam Houston State Bearkats

1640

6

5

5

Illinois State Redbirds

1584

5

8

6

South Dakota State Jackrabbits

1566

3

6

7

Villanova Wildcats

1521

 

7

8

Montana Grizzlies

1437

 

10

9

Cal Poly Mustangs

1241

1

19

10

Northern Iowa Panthers

1172

 

12

11

James Madison Dukes

1157

 

11

12

Montana State Bobcats

1056

 

15

13

New Hampshire Wildcats

889

 

9

14

Eastern Washington Eagles

879

 

23

15

Portland State Vikings

837

1

14

16

Chattanooga Mocs

828

 

13

17

Liberty Flames

746

 

18

18

Southeastern Louisiana Lions

577

 

17

19

Fordham Rams

575

 

16

20

Youngstown State Penguins

511

 

25

21

Samford Bulldogs

499

 

24

22

William & Mary Tribe

324

 

20

23

Eastern Kentucky Colonels

251

 

21

24

Indiana State Sycamores

251

 

30

25

Northern Arizona Lumberjacks

231

 
         
   

Most Significant Win:

   
   

Northern Iowa Panthers

   
         
   

Most Significant Loss:

   
   

Eastern Washington Eagles

   
         
   

ORV:

   
         

27

26

North Dakota

212

 

28

27

Harvard Crimson

114

 

32

28

McNeese State Cowboys

100

 

26

29

Western Illinois Leathernecks

71

 

29

30

Richmond Spiders

60

 

NR

31

The Citadel Bulldogs

50

 

35

32

Towson Tigers

29

 

22

33

Idaho State Bengals

25

 

37

34

Wofford Terriers

24

 

36

35

Jacksonville Dolphins

23

 

NR

36

Holy Cross Crusaders

18

 

NR

37

Sacred Heart Pioneers

15

 

39

38

Tennessee State Tigers

15

 

NR

39

Duquesne Dukes

14

 

NR

40

Stony Brook Seawolves

13

 
         
         
   

Droppped out this week:

   
         

31

 

Southern Illinois Salukis

   

33

 

Western Carolina Catamounts

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