Here are the Top 25 FCS rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Oct. 28th, 2023 following the Week 9 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 in-state rival South Dakota.

Montana State stays at the #2 position this week despite the Bobcats falling at Idaho this week

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

Southern Illinois moves up a spot to the #4 position even after the Salukis easily defeated Western Illinois on the road.

Idaho moves down a spot to the #5 position despite the Vandals winning the Top 5 match-up at home over Montana State.

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.