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FCS Top 25: Villanova jumps to #6 in TSN poll

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The Wildcats continue their march up the rankings.

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

The latest FCS polls have been released, and Villanova jumped two spots to #6 in the country, passing both Montana and SE Lousiana who lost on the weekend.

Two new CAA teams jumped in to the rankings this weekend with Albany and Delaware entering at #24 and #25, respectively. William & Mary rose one spot to #12 while Richmond dropped three spots to #20 following a close loss to New Hampshire, who leads the way at #4 in the country.

The Sports Network Top 25

Rank Team (first place votes) Record Points Previous Rank
1 North Dakota State Bison (150) 4-0 3966 1
2 Eastern Washington Eagles (9) 3-1 3819 2
3 Costal Carolina Chanticleers 4-0 3405 5
4 New Hampshire Wildcats 2-1 3292 7
5 McNeese State Cowboys 1-1 3207 6
6 Villanova Wildcats 2-1 3180 8
7 Montana Grizzlies 2-2 3008 4
8 Jacksonville State Gamecocks 2-1 2825 9
9 South Dakota State Jackrabbits 3-1 2710 10
10 Northern Iowa Panthers 1-2 2350 11
11 Southeastern Louisiana Lions 2-2 2323 3
12 William & Mary Tribe 3-1 2008 13
13 Montana State Bobcats 2-2 1739 14
14 Chattanooga Mocs 1-2 1619 15
15 Bethune-Cookman Wildcats 2-1 1539 12
16 Fordham Rams 3-1 1500 18
17 Southern Illinois Salukis 3-1 1500 16
18 Youngstown State Penguins 3-1 1383 19
19 Eastern Kentucky Colonels 4-0 1186 23
20 Richmond Spiders 2-2 1124 17
21 Tennessee State Tigers 3-1 906 20
22 Liberty Flames 3-1 739 24
23 Illinois State Redbirds 2-0 291 NR
24 Albany Great Danes 3-0 269 NR
25 Delaware Blue Hens 2-1 181 NR

Others receiving votes: Sam Houston State 161, Northern Arizona 145, Towson 137, Furman 136, Samford 118, Missouri State 116, Southeast Missouri State 73, James Madison 65, Indiana State 61, Charleston Southern 60, Harvard 55, Bryant 55, Alabama State 46, North Carolina A&T 42, Alcorn State 36, Eastern Illinois 35, South Carolina State 33, South Dakota 27, Maine 25, Presbyterian 23, Wofford 19, Northwestern State 18, Bucknell 18, Sacramento State 17, Gardner-Webb 17, San Diego 14, Abilene Christian 13, Texas Southern 10, Tennessee Tech 8, Princeton 6, Western Illinois 4, Stephen F. Austin 3, Cal Poly 2, Sacred Heart 2, Central Arkansas 2, Western Carolina 1, Lamar 1

The FCS Coaches Poll

1. North Dakota State 4-0
2. Eastern Washington 3-1
3. Coastal Carolina 4-0
4. McNeese State 1-1
5. Villanova 2-1
6. Montana 2-2
7. New Hampshire 2-1
8. Jacksonville State 2-1
9. South Dakota State 3-1
10. Northern Iowa 1-2
11. Southeastern Louisiana 2-2
12. Youngstown State 3-1
13. William & Mary 3-1
14. Bethune-Cookman 2-1
15. Chattanooga 1-2
16. Southern Illinois 3-1
17. Montana State 2-2
18. Eastern Kentucky 4-0
]9. Fordham 3-1
20. Tennessee State 3-1
21. Richmond 2-2
22. Illinois State 2-0
23. Liberty 3-1
24. Missouri State 3-1
25. Charleston Southern 4-0