Here are the Top 25 FCS rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Sept. 23rd, 2023 following the Week 4 games. We will will have a final ranking after all bowl games and the national championship game in January.
South Dakota State and North Dakota State stay at the top two spots respectively. Both the Jackrabbits and Bison had bye weeks this week before each start Missouri Valley Conference play this upcoming week.
Montana State also stays put at the #3 spot this week as the Bobcats opened up Big Sky Conference play with a convincing road victory over Weber State. Idaho also stays at the fourth position this week following the Vandals Big Sky opener at home over previously undefeated Sacramento State.
Rounding out the Top Five is another squad that stays where they were last week in Southern Illinois, who like the other MVFC teams in the Top 5 had a bye this past week and will start MVFC play this upcoming week.
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.
Originally from LaMoure, North Dakota, Kent is a 1996 graduate of North Dakota State University. His prior writing experience is over 15 years having previously worked with D2football.com, I-AA.org, and College Sporting News before coming to College Sports Journal in 2016. His main focus is college football is the Missouri Valley Football Conference within the Division I FCS. And in 2017, he began also to look at the FBS Group of Five conferences of the American Athletic, Conference USA, Mid-American, Mountain West, and Sun Belt.
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