Here are the Top 25 FCS rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Oct. 7th, 2023 following the Week 6 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 defeated after defeating Illinois State rather easily on the road this week.
Montana State stays at the #2 position this week after the Bobcats had their bye week this week.
North Dakota State stays at the #3 position this week after the Bison easily defeated Missouri State on the road this week.
Idaho moves up a spot to the #4 position this week following the Vandals easy road win over Cal Poly this past week.. Sacramento State moves up one spot to get back into the Top 5 at the #5 position despite the Hornets having a bye week this past week.
Both Idaho and Sacramento State moved up after prior #4 Southern Illinois lost its first game of the season at Youngstown State and the Salukis sit now at the #6 position–moving down two spots.
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.
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