Here are the Top 25 FCS rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Sept. 9th, 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 its narrow win at home over Montana State, who stays at the #3 spot despite the loss. SDSU had opened the season with a home win over DII Western Oregon, while Montana State also opened with a home win over FCS newcomer Utah Tech.
North Dakota State stays in the #2 position. The Bison opened the season with a neutral site game in the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings stadium over Eastern Washington and last week, won its home opener over Maine.
Southern Illinois moves up to the #4 position following the Salukis’ win at Northern Illinois. SIU had opened the season with a win at home over Austin Peay.
Rounding out the Top Five is Weber State who also started the season with two wins. This past week, the Wildcats won impressively at Northern Iowa this past week. This was after a home win over DII Central Washington.
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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