Here are the Top 25 FCS rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Sept. 16th, 2023 following the Week 2 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 following the Jackrabbits neutral site win at Target Field in Minneapolis over Drake. North Dakota State stays in the #2 position following the Bison rather easy win over Central Arkansas.
Montana State also stays in the same position of the third spot as last week as the Bobcats defeated Stetson easily at home. Idaho is the first mover this week as the Vandals move up two spots to the #4 position. The move-up was despite Idaho losing at Power Five California. Idaho, though did lead the game 17-0 before the game turned around for a 31-17 win for Cal.
Rounding out the Top Five is Southern Illinois who remained undefeated following the Salukis come-from-behind victory at rival Southeast Missouri State by a single point. SIU actually moved down a spot from last week despite the win.
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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