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 Montana in Big Sky Conference play and two Top 5 teams in the Sagarin rankings. Sacramento State defeated Montana in overtime in front of a national television audience on ESPN2.

With the win, Sacramento State remained as the top ranked team, while Montana stayed at the #5 position.. South Dakota State moved up to the #2 position this week after defeating North Dakota on the road in Missouri Valley Football Conference play. Idle North Dakota State also from the MVFC, moved up a spot to the #3 position. Weber State moved down from the #2 spot to the #4 spot after falling at Montana State in Big Sky play.

Please note that FBS transitioning teams of Sam Houston and Jacksonville State will be a part of the FCS Sagarin rankings this year, while James Madison will be with the Group of Five rankings. This is due to the conference that each play in. Sam Houston and Jacksonville State will remain members of a FCS conference this fall, while James Madison is part of a FBS conference.

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 The USA Today and 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.