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FCS Top 25: Villanova holds at #8 in TSN poll, #7 in Coaches

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The bye week brought no movement for 'Nova.

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

The latest FCS polls have been released, and as expected, the bye week brought no movement for the Villanova Wildcats with all the teams in front of them recording wins over the weekend.

The CAA placed just 4 teams in this week's poll - New Hampshire held on at #7 just above Villanova, but William & Mary jumped 3 spots after an impressive win over Norfolk State while Richmond jumped a spot after destroying Hampton. Maine fell out of the rankings after losing to Bryant.

Delaware, Towson, Maine and James Madison remain in the first 10 teams in the others receiving votes category, so continued success could allow them to break in to the rankings.

The Sports Network Top 25

Rank Team (first place votes) Record Points Previous Rank
1 North Dakota State Bison (146) 3-0 4010 1
2 Eastern Washington Eagles (15) 2-1 3865 2
3 Southeastern Louisiana Lions 2-1 3458 3
4 Montana Grizzlies 2-1 3406 4
5 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers 3-0 3225 5
6 McNeese State Cowboys 1-1 3117 6
7 New Hampshire Wildcats 1-1 3075 7
8 Villanova Wildcats 1-1 2986 8
9 Jacksonville State Gamecocks 1-1 2751 9
10 South Dakota State Jackrabbits 2-1 2585 11
11 Northern Iowa Panthers 0-2 2222 10
12 Bethune-Cookman Wildcats 2-0 1861 13
13 William & Mary Tribe 2-1 1712 16
14 Montana State Bobcats 2-1 1684 17
15 Chattanooga Mocs 1-2 1624 14
16 Southern Illinois Salukis 3-0 1590 20
17 Richmond Spiders 2-1 1581 18
18 Fordham Rams 2-1 1323 19
19 Youngstown State Penguins 2-1 1129 21
20 Tennessee State Tigers 2-1 827 22
21 Furman Paladins 2-1 759 12
22 Northern Arizona Lumberjacks 2-1 720 24
23 Eastern Kentucky Colonels 3-0 547 NR
24 Liberty Flames 2-1 377 NR
25 Sam Houston State Bearkats 1-3 241 15

Others receiving votes: Bryant 181, Delaware 172, Illinois State 171, Towson 136, Wofford 97, Maine 93, Albany 89, Samford 81, Princeton 81, James Madison 54, Indiana State 51, Missouri State 46, Presbyterian 43, Eastern Illinois 39, Harvard 38, Charleston Southern 35, Central Arkansas 33, North Carolina A&T 33, Sacred Heart 29, Mercer 20, Lehigh 19, South Carolina State 18, Alcorn State 18, Alabama State 16, Southern Utah 14, Gardner-Webb 8, Western Illinois 8, Abilene Christian 7, Butler 5, Stephen F. Austin 4, Sacramento State 4, Western Carolina 2, Cal Poly 2, South Dakota 2, Texas Southern 1

The FCS Coaches Poll

Rank Team (first place votes) Record Points Previous Rank
1 North Dakota State Bison (25) 3-0 649 1
2 Eastern Washington Eagles (1) 2-1 624 2
3 Southeastern Louisiana Lions 2-1 564 3
4 Montana Grizzlies 2-1 552 5
5 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers 3-0 546 4
6 McNeese State Cowboys 1-1 529 6
7 Villanova Wildcats 1-1 496 7
8 Jacksonville State Gamecocks 1-1 460 8
9 New Hampshire Wildcats 1-1 454 9
10 South Dakota State Jackrabbits 2-1 413 10
11 Northern Iowa Panthers 0-2 380 11
12 Bethune-Cookman Wildcats 2-0 321 13
13 Southern Illinois Salukis 3-0 307 14
14 Chattanooga Mocs 1-2 277 17
15 Youngstown State Penguins 1-2 269 16
16 Montana State Bobcats 2-1 266 18
17 William & Mary Tribe 2-1 251 19
18 Richmond Spiders 2-1 211 21
19 Fordham Rams 2-1 158 23
20 Tennessee State Tigers 2-1 150 22
21 Furman Paladins 2-1 118 12
22 Eastern Kentucky Colonels 3-0 114 25
23 Northern Arizona Lumberjacks 2-1 54 NR
24 Illinois State Redbirds 2-0 47 NR
25 Sam Houston State Bearkats 1-3 37 15
25 Bryant Bulldogs 3-0 37 NR

Others receiving votes: Missouri State 28, Liberty 24, Maine 20, Towson 17, Indiana State 13, Sacred Heart 13, Princeton 12, Alcorn State 8, Harvard 8, Samford 5, Central Arkansas 4, Charleston Southern 3, Wofford 3, Alabama State 2, James Madison 2, North Carolina A&T 2