Here are the Top 25 FCS rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Oct. 14th, 2023 following the Week 7 games. We will will have a final ranking after all bowl games and the national championship game in January.
South Dakota State remains in the top spot as the Jackrabbits have started the season at the #1 team. The Jackrabbits remain undefeated after defeating Northern Iowa rather easily at home during Hobo Days (Homecoming).
Montana State stays at the #2 position this week after the Bobcats easily defeated Cal Poly at home this week.
North Dakota State stays at the #3 position this week despite the Bison falling at in-state rival North Dakota this past week.
That North Dakota team moves up three spots to the #4 position this week following that first win over the former Nickel Trophy rival NDSU. It was the first win for UND over NDSU in two decades and first in six tries at the Division I level.
Idaho rounds out the Top 5 and the Vandals fall one spot to #5 this week. Idaho lost the Little Brown Stein game at home this week to Montana.
Sagarin rankings provide the only rankings that actually ranks all Division I schools but our rankings will show just the FCS side of things and have been used for several years with his own computer ranking system to distinguish strength of schedule and strength of team when comparing teams.
You can see the full Division I Sagarin rankings at Jeff’s site itself.
In the rankings, you will see the the FCS rankings first and the overall Division I ranking to the right of the the FCS ranking.
The numbers show the ranking in the FCS Top 25 as well as the overall Division I ranking.
The Top 10 and Top 30 are the overall Division I Sagarin rankings.
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The following are the individual FCS conference rankings and the overall rankings within overall ranking in Division I.
Originally from LaMoure, North Dakota, Kent is a 1996 graduate of North Dakota State University. His prior writing experience is over 15 years having previously worked with D2football.com, I-AA.org, and College Sporting News before coming to College Sports Journal in 2016. His main focus is college football is the Missouri Valley Football Conference within the Division I FCS. And in 2017, he began also to look at the FBS Group of Five conferences of the American Athletic, Conference USA, Mid-American, Mountain West, and Sun Belt.
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