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FCS football rankings, week 10: North Dakota State still #1, Villanova #4

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Newest FCS polls were released on Monday

David Purdy

The latest FCS college football rankings have been released for Week 10 with some movement in the Top 5 and Villanova has inched a spot up to #4 following the Wildcats' victory over Morgan State.

North Dakota State remains the country's #1 after the Bison knocked off South Dakota, 47-7. Eastern Washington who was ranked #2 going into the weekend, lost to Northern Arizona, 27-28 and dropped to #5. New Hampshire, the new #2 knocked off Stony Brook 28-20 and #4 Coastal Carolina downed Charleston Southern, 43-22 and also jumped up a spot.

'Nova is one of five CAA teams ranked as they join New Hampshire, this weekend's opponent Richmond (#13), William & Mary (#17), and Albany (#23).

Southern Illinois and Sacred Heart fell out of the Top 25 after losing on Saturday.

Villanova also moved up to the #3 spot in the NCAA Coaches Poll.

The Sports Network FCS Top 25

Rank Team Record Pts Prev
1. North Dakota State Bison (157) 8-0 3925 1
2. New Hampshire Wildcats 6-1 3616 3
3. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers 8-0 3582 4
4. Villanova Wildcats 7-1 3516 5
5. Jacksonville State Gamecocks 6-1 3254 6
6. Eastern Washington Eagles 7-2 2996 2
7. Illinois State Redbirds 7-0 2924 9
8. Montana State Bobcats 6-2 2708 10
9. McNeese State Cowboys 5-2 2534 11
10. Fordham Rams 7-1 2433 12
11. Youngstown State Penguins 6-2 2058 17
12. Montana Grizzlies 5-3 2025 7
13. Richmond Spiders 6-2 1986 16
14. Chattanooga Mocs 5-3 1848 15
15. Southeastern Louisiana Lions 6-3 1758 8
16. Eastern Kentucky Colonels 7-1 1472 19
17. William & Mary Tribe 5-3 1453 18
18. South Dakota State Jackrabbits 5-3 1160 13
19. Indiana State Sycamores 5-3 1044 22
20. Harvard Crimson 6-0 887 21
21. Bethune-Cookman Wildcats 6-2 738 14
22. Northern Iowa Panthers 4-4 504 23
23. Albany Great Danes 6-2 393 25
24. Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks 6-2 320 NR
25. Bryant Bulldogs 6-1 249 NR
Others receiving votes: Southern Illinois 247, Northern Arizona 245, Cal Poly 203, Liberty 191, Western Carolina 160, James Madison 58, North Carolina A&T 54, Sam Houston State 53, South Carolina State 51, Central Arkansas 47, Dartmouth 44, Alcorn State 33, Bucknell 32, Grambling State 31, Jacksonville 29, Sacred Heart 26, Charleston Southern 23, Presbyterian 20, Missouri State 16, Idaho State 16, Wofford 13, Eatern Illinois 8, Samford 7, Yale 6, Lamar 4, Delaware 4, Duquesne 1.

FCS Coaches Poll

RANK SCHOOL RECORD POINTS PREVIOUS
1 North Dakota State (26) 8-0 650 1
2 Coastal Carolina 8-0 617 3
3 Villanova 7-1 594 4
4 New Hampshire 6-1 569 5
5 Jacksonville State 6-1 541 7
6 Illinois State 7-0 501 9
7 Eastern Washington 7-2 495 2
8 McNeese State 5-2 460 10
9 Montana State 6-2 437 11
10 Fordham 7-1 384 12
11 Montana 5-3 354 6
12 Chattanooga 5-3 344 14
13 Youngstown State 6-2 343 16
14 Richmond 6-2 324 17
15 Southeastern Louisiana 6-3 313 8
16 Eastern Kentucky 7-1 234 18
17 William & Mary 5-3 225 20
18 Harvard 6-0 197 21
19 South Dakota State 5-3 162 16
20 Bethune-Cookman 6-2 149 13
21 Indiana State 5-3 143 24
22 UNI 4-4 98 23
23 Stephen F. Austin 6-2 71 NR
24 Bryant 6-1 56 25
25 Southern Illinois 5-4 42 19