Here are the Top 25 FCS rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Oct. 21st, 2023 following the Week 8 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 Southern Illinois narrowly on the road this week.

Montana State stays at the #2 position this week after the Bobcats won a highly anticipated Top 5 matchup at Sacramento State this week.

North Dakota State stays at the #3 position this week after the Bison easily defeated Western Illinois at home this past week.

Idaho moves up a spot to the #4 position even after the Vandals had a bye week this week.

Southern Illinois as mentioned above lost a competitive game at home to the #1 South Dakota State but the Salukis still move up two spots from last week to get back in the Top 5.

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.