NDSU Still On Top As CSJ Releases Third Week FCS Top-25

Youngstown State vs. Pitt, 9/1/2012

College Sports Journal Release

 

PHILADELPHIA, PA.  — North Dakota State may have had a bye last weekend, but the Bison stayed on top of the College Sports Journal Football Championship Subdivision Top-25 for the third week of the season, again in unanimous fashion.

 

Sam Houston State stayed at No. 2, despite a hard-fought 48-23 loss to Baylor — a game that the Bearkats trailed 24-23 with under 11 minutes left in the fourth quarter.

 

Youngstown State moved from No. 7 to No. 3 with a tight 31-24 victory at home against Albany and Montana State remained at No. 4 with its 43-35 shootout win over Stephen F. Austin at home.

 

The biggest move in the poll was from The Citadel, which jumped from tied for 25th to No. 5 after knocking off previously third-ranked Appalachian State 52-28 at Kidd Brewer Stadium in Boone, N.C.

 

ASU fell to No. 16 with its second loss of the season.

 

The Citadel, which is ranked at its highest spot in any poll since being the No. 1 team in the nation at the end of the 1992 regular season, beat then-No. 2 Georgia Southern 23-21 the previous week.

 

Cal Poly made its first appearance in the College Sports Journal poll at No. 23 after a 24-22 FBS victory at Wyoming.

 

 

 

Position                     Team  Record  Previous Rank  Result

 

1: North Dakota State Bison 2-0 1 Did Not Play

2: Sam Houston State Bearkats 1-1 2 L at Baylor 48-23

3: Youngstown State Penguins 3-0 7 W vs Albany 31-24

4: Montana State Bobcats 3-0 4 W vs Stephen F. Austin 43-35     

5: The Citadel  3-0 13 25 W at Appalachian State 52-28

6: James Madison Dukes 2-1 5 L vs West Virginia 42-12

7: Northern Iowa Panthers 1-2 6 L at Iowa 27-16

8:  Wofford Terriers 2-0 12 W vs Western Carolina 49-20

9: Eastern Washington Eagles 1-1 8 Did Not Play

10: Old Dominion 3-0 13 W Campbell 70-14

11: Georgia Southern Eagles 1-1 9 Did Not Play

12: Stony Brook Seawolves 2-110 L at Syracuse 28-17

13: Towson Tigers 1-1 11 W vs William & Mary 20-17

14: Illinois State Redbirds 2-0 17 W vs Eastern Illinois 54-52 2OT

15: McNeese State Cowboys 3-0 16 W at Weber State 35-21

16: Appalachian State Mountaineers 1-2  3  L vs The Citadel 52-28

17: Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens 3-0  18 W vs Bucknell 19-3

18: Montana Grizzlies 2-1  15  W vs Liberty  34-14

19: Lehigh Mountain Hawks 3-0  14 W Princeton 17-14  98

20: Indiana State Sycamores 2-1 19 W vs Drake 27-10

21: New Hampshire Wildcats 2-1 20 W vs Central Connecticut State 43-10

22: Maine Black Bears 1-1 21 W vs Bryant 51-7

23: Cal Poly 2-0 NR W at Wyoming 24-22

24: Central Arkansas Bears 1-1 23  W at Murray State  42-20

25: Bethune-Cookman 2-0 24 L at Miami (FL.) 38-10

 

 

Also Received Votes (In Order Of Points):

 

Eastern Kentucky, Norfolk State, Jacksonville State, Sacramento State, Harvard, North Dakota, Albany, Eastern Illinois, Monmouth, Tennessee-Martin, Tennessee State.

 

 

Falling Out Of The Poll

 

Eastern Kentucky (tied, 25), Norfolk State (22)

 

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