NDSU Back On Top Of CSJ’s FCS Top-25 Poll

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PHILADELPHIA, PA. — North Dakota State regained the top spot this week in the College Sports Journal Football Championship Subdivision Top-25 poll with a narrow 21-17 victory at Missouri State in Missouri Valley Football Conference play.

 

This marks the fourth straight week there has been a different No. 1 team.

 

Georgia Southern fell from first to seventh after suffering a 31-28 loss at home to Appalachian State. 

 

 

 

Three teams, No. 17 Albany, No. 23 Tennessee State and No. 24 Sacramento State fell out of the poll after losses.

 

Albany was blanked 30-0 at home by Wagner, Tennessee State was upset 49-28 by Murray State and Sacramento State dropped a narrow 20-17 decision to No. 3 Montana State.

 

Tennessee-Martin, Harvard and Eastern Illinois moved into the poll in the 23rd through 25th spots. Tennessee-Martin stopped Jacksonville State 47-45, Harvard demolished Columbia 69-0 and Eastern Illinois held off Tennessee Tech 31-24.

 

Position                     Team  Record  Previous Rank  Result

 

 

1: North Dakota State Bison (8-1, 5-1) 2 W at Missouri State 21-17

2: Eastern Washington Eagles (7-2, 6-1) 5 W vs Cal Poly 34-17

3: Montana State Bobcats (8-1, 5-1) 6 W at Sacramento State 20-17

4: Stony Brook Seawolves (9-1, 5-0) 4 W vs VMI 45-7

5: Sam Houston State Bearkats (8-2, 6-1) 7 W vs Southeastern Louisiana 70-0

6: James Madison Dukes (7-2, 5-1) 8 W at Maine 31-7 

7: Georgia Southern Eagles (7-2, 6-2) 1 L vs Appalachian State 31-28

8: Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (8-1, 6-0) 9 W at Idaho State 50-10

9: Lehigh Mountain Hawks (9-0, 4-0) 10 W At Holy Cross 36-35

10: Central Arkansas Bears (8-2, 6-1) 13 W vs Northwestern State 35-14

11: Wofford Terriers (7-2, 5-2) 3 L at Samford 24-17 OT

12: Old Dominion Monarchs (8-1, 6-1) 12 W at Georgia State 52-27

13: Appalachian State Mountaineers (7-3, 5-2) 15 W at Georgia Southern 31-28 

14: New Hampshire Wildcats (8-2, 6-1) 14 W vs William & Mary 28-25

15: South Dakota State Jackrabbits (7-2, 5-1) 18 W at Southern Illinois 16-12

16: Illinois State Redbirds (8-2, 5-2) 19 W at Indiana State 17-10         

17: Towson Tigers (5-4, 4-2) 20 W at Delaware 34-27 OT

18: Villanova Wildcats (6-3, 4-2) 21 Did Not Play 

19: Cal Poly Mustangs (8-2, 5-2) 11 L at Eastern Washington 34-17

20: Richmond Spiders (6-3, 4-2) 23 W at Rhode Island 39-0   

21: Indiana State (7-3, 5-2) 16 L vs Illinois State 17-10                 

22: Bethune-Cookman Wildcats (7-2, 6-0) 25 W at Morgan State 24-13

23: Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks (7-2, 5-1) W vs Jacksonville State 47-45

24: Harvard Crimson (7-1, 4-1) W vs Columbia 69-0

25: Eastern Illinois Panthers (6-3, 5-1) W at Tennessee Tech 31-24

 

Also Received Votes (In Order Of Points):

Sacramento State,  Eastern Kentucky, Colgate, Albany, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Tennessee State, McNeese State.

 

Falling Out Of The Poll

17: Albany Great Danes  2 (7-2, 5-1) L vs Wagner 30-0 

22: Tennessee State Tigers (8-2, 4-2) L Murray State 49-28

24: Sacramento State Hornets (6-4, 4-3) L vs Montana State 20-17

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