FCS Fans Nation Broadcast Media Top 25, 9/26/2022

CHENEY, WA – Four new teams entered the the FCS Fans Nation Broadcast Media Top 25 in Week 4 of the 2022 FCS football season, including the first appearance by a team from the MEAC.

North Dakota State remains at No. 1 in the poll, followed by No. 2 Montana, and No. 3 South Dakota State, which is unchanged from last week.

Four teams dropped out of the Top 25 this week. Villanova fell out thanks to a stunning 49-42 loss to Monmouth (unranked), Eastern Kentucky fell to Southeast Missouri State (No. 19), North Dakota lost to Southern Illinois 34-17, and Weber State (No. 7) upended UC Davis 17-12.

49 - 42
Villanova Stadium

Monmouth 49, Villanova 42

Highlights: Available
17 - 34
Saluki Stadium

Southern Illinois 34, North Dakota 17

Highlights: Available
17 - 12
UC Davis Health Stadium

Weber State 17, UC Davis 12

Highlights: Available

The aforementioned Salukis re-enter the FCS Fans Nation Media Top 25 at No. 20. Joining them are Idaho at 21 (who beat Northern Arizona 27-10), North Carolina Central at 22 (who beat an NAIA team, Virginia-Lynchburg, 59-14), and Furman at 25 (who beat -). Furman adds a third SoCon team to the Top 25, joining Mercer (No. 10) and Chattanooga (No. 11).

The poll consists of select FCS Nation media and community members.

14 - 59
O'Kelly-Riddick Stadium

North Carolina Central 59, Virginia-Lynchburg 14

Highlights: Available
24 - 19
Buccaneer Field

Furman 24, Charleston Southern 19

Highlights: Available

FCS Fans Nation Broadcast Media Top 25

(last week’s ranking in parenthesis)

  1. North Dakota State (1)
  2. Montana (2)
  3. South Dakota State (3)
  4. Montana State (5)
  5. Delaware (6)
  6. Sacramento State (8)
  7. Weber State (9)
  8. Jackson State (10)
  9. Missouri State (7)
  10. Mercer (16)
  11. Chattanooga (12)
  12. Holy Cross (14)
  13. Incarnate Word (4)
  14. UT Martin (15)
  15. Austin Peay (21)
  16. Southeastern Louisiana (24)
  17. Richmond (23)
  18. Samford (22)
  19. Southeast Missouri State (25)
  20. Southern Illinois (–)
  21. Idaho (–)
  22. North Carolina Central (–)
  23. William and Mary (13)
  24. Eastern Washington (16)
  25. Furman (–)

Dropping out: Villanova (11), Eastern Kentucky (18), North Dakota (19), UC Davis (20),

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