Category: FCS Football

College Sports Journal Sagarin FCS Top 25 – FINAL 2022

Below are the final Top 25 rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the 2022 season amongst the FCS teams. South Dakota State finishes in the top position after winning the national title game over North Dakota State. NDSU finishes in the #2 position after that loss to SDSU in the national title game. Sacramento […]

2023 Division I FCS National Championship Game Preview: #3 North Dakota State vs. #1 South Dakota State

FCS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHUP: NORTH DAKOTA STATE VS. SOUTH DAKOTA STATEWHERE: TOYOTA STADIUM, FRISCO, TEX.WHEN: SUNDAY, JANUARY 8, 2:00 PM ESTTV/STREAMING: ABC / WATCHESPN For the second time in the last decade, two teams from the Missouri Valley Football Conference will play each other for the national title. The last time this happened also involved North […]

OPINION: The All Dakota FCS National Championship Game Won’t Make Any New FCS Fans, Which Is Why Things Need to Change

This Sunday – idiotically slotted against the NFL – the FCS National Championship Game will feature North Dakota State and South Dakota State in what will likely be the least watched ABC National Championship game in our lifetimes.

Out With McCaffrey, In With Lamb at Northern Colorado

The University of Northern Colorado (UNC) has made drastic changes to their football program in the past 15 days. Ed McCaffrey was fired after three years and two played seasons as the team struggled with a 6-16 (4-12) record. Additionally, there was the “clip-board scandal” at Montana State with Max throwing a broken clip-board at […]

CSJ Sagarin 2022 NCAA FCS Playoff Projection-FINAL

Using the Sagarin rankings for this week of Nov. 19th–the final regular season week for the Division I FCS., the following would be the field of 24 teams for the 2022/23 Division I FCS Football Playoffs. South Dakota State would be the top seed using the rankings for this week, while MVFC mate North Dakota […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FCS Top 25 – Nov. 19 REGULAR SEASON FINAL

Below are the Top 25 rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending November 19th, 2022, the final rankings of the regular season. CSJ will show a final ranking after the national championship game in January. South Dakota State remains in the top position after having a bye week in the last week […]

#Rivalry158 Preview, Lehigh at Lafayette

Many have said it’s something you should do at least once in your life. Whether you’re a Lehigh person, a Lafayette person, whether you’re from the Lehigh Valley, whether you consider yourself a college football fan, it’s a pilgrimage, a bucket list item.

Missouri Valley Football Conference 2022 Week 11 Review/Week 12 Preview

It is now at crunch time as we enter the last week of the regular season. The Week 11 results make the MVFC field a little muddled. We do know that South Dakota State is the outright champion of the league and North Dakota State will finish in second in the standings. The Jackrabbits will […]

OPINION: Great FCS Rivalries Like Montana/Montana State and Lehigh/Lafayette Seem To Thrive And Survive No Matter What Is Happening

For a long, long time – especially this year – I thought that college football might be dying, especially at the FCS level. But this week, especially, I am starting to realize that isn’t the case. The great Rivalries survive, because that’s what they do.

CSJ Sagarin 2022 NCAA FCS Playoff Projection-Nov. 13

Using the Sagarin rankings for this week of Nov. 13th, the following would be the field of 24 teams for the 2022/23 Division I FCS Football Playoffs. South Dakota State would be the top seed using the rankings for this week, while Montana would be the second seed. Sacramento State is the #3, while North […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FCS Top 25 – Nov. 12

Below are the Top 25 rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending November 12th, 2022. CSJ will show weekly rankings from the Sagarin rankings throughout the season and will have a final ranking after the national championship game in January. South Dakota State remains in the top position after its last regular […]

OVC Recaps and Weekly Preview, Week of 11/13/2022

It was only a matter of time before Geno Hess put his name atop the record book at Southeast Missouri State University. And he did so in a resounding way as the Redhawks rolled over Tennessee State 42-0 on Nov. 5 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville.

Missouri Valley Football Conference 2022 Week 10 Review/Week 11 Preview

South Dakota State is the MVFC champion, well at least co-champion right now after the Jackrabbits won a tough road contest this past week over Northern Iowa. The Jacks have claimed the automatic qualifier for the league and will look to be at least a Top 2 seed in the playoffs by winning their last […]

FCS Fans Nation Broadcast Media Top 25, 11/9/2022

CHENEY, WA – With their thrilling 33-30 win over Weber State, Sacramento State (9-0, 6-0 Bib Sky) takes over the top spot in FCS Fans Nation’s media poll this week. Sacramento State’s victory made a change atop the standings, even though the Wildcats’ loss didn’t really harm their standings in the Top 25, keeping them […]

CSJ Sagarin 2022 NCAA FCS Playoff Projection-Nov. 7

Using the Sagarin rankings for this week of Nov. 7th, the following would be the field of 24 teams for the 2022/23 Division I FCS Football Playoffs. South Dakota State would be the top seed using the rankings for this week, while Sacramento State would be the second seed. North Dakota State is the #3, […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FCS Top 25 – Nov. 5

Below are the Top 25 rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending November 5th, 2022. CSJ will show weekly rankings from the Sagarin rankings throughout the season and will have a final ranking after the national championship game in January. South Dakota State remains in the top position after its narrow win […]

Lehigh At Holy Cross Game Preview, 11/05/2022: Mountain Hawks Have One Goal, To Stop The Coronation

WORCESTER, MA – Watching last week’s thrilling Holy Cross/Fordham game as someone who’s watched a lot of Lehigh football in my life, it was hard to not get flashbacks. The thrilling 53-52 win by Holy Cross (8-0, 4-0) over Fordham (6-2, 2-1) was unquestionably the game of the year in the Patriot League, if not […]

Missouri Valley Football Conference 2022 Week 9 Review/Week 10 Preview

It is becoming crunch time in the MVFC right now as teams are jockeying for playoff spots. The title though looks to go through Brookings, South Dakota this year as South Dakota State is the only undefeated team left in the MVFC play. The Jackrabbits continued their winning ways this past weekend with an impressive […]

CSJ Sagarin 2022 NCAA FCS Playoff Projection-Oct. 31

Using the Sagarin rankings for this week of Oct. 23rd, the following would be the field of 24 teams for the 2022/23 Division I FCS Football Playoffs. South Dakota State would be the top seed using the rankings for this week, while Sacramento State would be the second seed. North Dakota State is the #3, […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FCS Top 25 – Oct. 29

Below are the Top 25 rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending October 29th, 2022. CSJ will show weekly rankings from the Sagarin rankings throughout the season and will have a final ranking after the national championship game in January. South Dakota State moves up a spot to the top position after […]

Missouri Valley Football Conference 2022 Week 8 Review/Week 9 Preview

South Dakota State has taken a firm grip on the MVFC race following the Jackrabbits second straight road win in the state of North Dakota. SDSU defeated UND in Grand Forks this past week a week after also defeating North Dakota State in Fargo. The Jacks defeated the Fighting Hawks in somewhat of a similar […]

FCS Fans Nation Broadcast Media Top 25, 10/25/2022

CHENEY, WA – Chattanooga’s huge 41-21 win over Mercer lofted the Mocs (6-1, 4-0 SoCon back in to the FCS Fans Nation Broadcast Media Top 25 this week. The Mocs forced six turnovers while running back Ailym Ford surpassed 3,000 career rushing yards in a victory that impressed voters this week. Delaware (6-1, 3-1 CAA) […]

CSJ Sagarin 2022 NCAA FCS Playoff Projection-Oct. 23

Using the Sagarin rankings for this week of Oct. 23rd, the following would be the field of 24 teams for the 2022/23 Division I FCS Football Playoffs. Sacramento State right now would be the top seed, while South Dakota State would be the #2 seed. North Dakota State is the #3, while Weber State and […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FCS Top 25 – Oct. 22

Below are the Top 25 rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending October 22nd, 2022. CSJ will show weekly rankings from the Sagarin rankings throughout the season and will have a final ranking after the national championship game in January. The biggest game in the Division I FCS was Sacramento State hosting […]

Bucknell At Lehigh Game Preview And Fearless Prediction, 10/22/2022: Two Teams In Desperate Need To Taste A Win

If you’re a numbers person, it might be best to skip down to the end, because this Saturday, the Bucknell Bison (0-6, 0-2) will be traveling to Bethlehem to take on the Lehigh Mountain Hawks (1-6, 1-1) in a battle between teams that, to put it mildly, are desperate to get into the win column.

Missouri Valley Football Conference 2022 Week 7 Review/Week 8 Preview

The MVFC race is starting to take shape as there are just two undefeated teams left in conference play after last weekend. South Dakota State and Southern Illinois are those two unblemished squads and both had impressive wins this past week. SDSU had the spotlight game not just within the MVFC ranks but nationally as […]

CSJ Sagarin 2022 NCAA FCS Playoff Projection-Oct. 16

Using the Sagarin rankings for this week of Oct. 15th, the following would be the field of 24 teams for the 2022/23 Division I FCS Football Playoffs. Sacramento State right now would be the top seed, while Big Sky Conference mate Weber State would be the #2 seed. South Dakota State is the #3, while […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FCS Top 25 – Oct. 15

Below are the Top 25 rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending October 15th, 2022. CSJ will show weekly rankings from the Sagarin rankings throughout the season and will have a final ranking after the national championship game in January. There is a new number one team after the top two ranked […]

Missouri Valley Football Conference 2022 Week 6 Review/Week 7 Preview

The highlight game this week is something that has not happened ever before in the MVFC when the top two ranked teams meet in the regular season when #2 South Dakota State travels to #1 North Dakota State.

CSJ Sagarin 2022 NCAA FCS Playoff Projection-Oct. 9

Using the Sagarin rankings for this week, the following would be the field of 24 teams for the 2022/23 Division I FCS Football Playoffs. Montana right now would be the top seed, while defending champion North Dakota State would be the second seed using these rankings. Sacramento State is the #3, while South Dakota State […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FBS G5 Top 25 – Oct. 8

Here are the Top 25 FBS Group of Five (G5) rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending October 8th, 2022. CSJ will show weekly rankings from the Sagarin rankings throughout the season and will have a final ranking after the national championship game in January. UCF moves to the top position after […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FCS Top 25 – Oct. 8

Below are the Top 25 rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending October 8th, 2022. CSJ will show weekly rankings from the Sagarin rankings throughout the season and will have a final ranking after the national championship game in January. Montana moves up to the top spot in the ranking after having […]