College Sports Journal Top 25 – Week 1 Ending 9/7/2021

We finally got to stop talking about football and start watching it. And what a week one it was! There were six FCS over FBS upsets including two against Power five teams, one of whom was ranked. Some teams matched what we thought they would do, others fell short. But at the end of the day, its just one week. Do not overreact! Let the season play out and watch the trends. But for now, here is this week’s top 25 as voted on by our panel of writers.

Team (first place votes), total points [175 max)

  1. South Dakota State (5), 173
  2. Sam Houston (2), 167
  3. North Dakota State, 153
  4. James Madison, 152
  5. Montana, 144
  6. Delaware, 134
  7. Southern Illinois, 125
  8. Eastern Washington, 122
  9. North Dakota, 121
  10. Weber State, 117
  11. Montana State, 93
  12. Villanova, 87
  13. UC Davis 67
  14. Austin Peay, 66
  15. VMI, 65
  16. Monmouth, 63
  17. Southeastern Louisiana, 60
  18. East Tennessee State, 59
  19. Northern Iowa, 52
  20. Central Arkansas, 50
  21. Murray State, 36
  22. Jacksonville State, 33
  23. Alabama A&M, 21
  24. Samford, 20
  25. Holy Cross, 19

Others Receiving Votes: Chattanooga 15, Missouri State 14, Richmond 13, Sacramento State 8, Furman 6, New Hampshire 6, Stephen F Austin 5, North Carolina A&T 4, Yale 4, Jackson State 1, Prairie View A&M 1, Kennesaw State 1

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