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FCS Top 25 polls: Villanova #8 in TSN, #7 in Coaches

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Villanova comin', y'all.

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

The latest FCS polls have been released, and on the heels of a dominating 50-6 victory over the Fordham Rams, the Villanova Wildcats have jumped 3 spots to #7 in the TSN poll.

At the top, North Dakota State held on to the top spot during the bye week, while Eastern Washington held on to the second spot after an impressive 59-52 shootout loss to the FBS Washington Huskies. The biggest riser was Furman, who jumped 7 spots to #12, while Eastern Illinois suffered the biggest drop, 9 spots to #25.

The CAA placed 5 teams in this week's poll - New Hampshire fell one spot to 6th following their bye week, while William & Marry jumped 5 spots following a big win over Hampton. Richmond fell just one spot to 18th after a big loss at Virginia, while Maine fell one spot to 23rd after a bye week. Towson dropped from the Top 25 after getting pummeled by West Virginia 54-0.

The Sports Network Top 25

Rank Team (first place votes) Record Points Previous Rank
1 North Dakota State Bison (137) 2-0 3928 1
2 Eastern Washington Eagles (21) 2-1 3744 2
3 Southeastern Louisiana Lions 2-0 3613 3
4 Montana Grizzlies 1-1 3249 4
5 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers 2-0 3023 5
6 McNeese State Cowboys 0-1 2971 7
7 New Hampshire Wildcats 0-1 2964 6
8 Villanova Wildcats 1-1 2919 10
9 Jacksonville State Gamecocks 1-1 2790 9
10 Northern Iowa Panthers 0-1 2682 8
11 South Dakota State Jackrabbits 1-1 2407 12
12 Furman Paladins 2-0 1523 19
13 Bethune-Cookman Wildcats 1-0 1473 18
14 Chattanooga Mocs 0-2 1460 13
15 Sam Houston State Bearkats 1-2 1376 15
16 William & Mary Tribe 1-1 1325 21
17 Montanta State Bobcats 1-1 1289 20
18 Richmond Spiders 1-1 1229 17
19 Fordham Rams 1-1 1223 11
20 Southern Illinois Salukis 2-0 1180 NR
21 Youngstown State Penguins 1-1 863 23
22 Tennessee State Tigers 1-1 762 14
23 Maine Black Bears 1-0 635 24
24 Northern Arizona Lumberjacks 1-1 549 25
25 Eastern Illinois Panthers 0-2 479 16

Others receiving votes: Towson 261, Liberty 235, Central Arkansas 204, Eastern Kentucky 142, Wofford 100, Delaware 84, Princeton 75, SC State 73, Samford 72, Albany 61, James Madison 50, Harvard 41, Alabama State 36, Southern Utah 35, North Carolina A&T 33, Charleston Southern 32, Missouri State 22, Sacred Heart 22, Illinois State 21, Southern 14, Alcorn State 12, Sacramento State 11, Cal Poly 11, Gardner-Webb 8, Florida A&M 8, Bryant 7, Western Illinois 7, Central Connecticut State 7, SE Missouri State 4, Texas Southern 2, Western Carolina 1, San Diego 1, Duquesne 1, Bucknell 1

The FCS Coaches Poll

Rank Team (first place votes) Record Points Previous Rank
1 North Dakota State Bison (25) 2-0 649 1
2 Eastern Washington Eagles 2-1 619 2
3 Southeastern Louisiana Lions (1) 2-0 600 3
4 Montana Grizzlies 1-1 536 5
5 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers 2-0 528 4
6 McNeese State Cowboys 0-1 521 6
7 Villanova Wildcats 1-1 514 7
8 Jacksonville State Gamecocks 1-1 441 9
9 New Hampshire Wildcats 0-1 430 8
10 South Dakota State Jackrabbits 1-1 416 11
11 Northern Iowa Panthers 0-1 408 12
12 Furman Paladins 2-0 294 17
13 Bethune-Cookman Wildcats 1-0 287 18
14 Southern Illinois Salukis 2-0 252 25
15 Sam Houston State Bearkats 1-2 242 13
16 Youngstown State Penguins 1-1 202 21
17 Chattanooga Mocs 0-2 193 15
18 Montana State Bobcats 1-1 185 23
19 William & Mary Tribe 1-1 166 24
20 Maine Black Bears 1-0 153 22
21 Richmond Spiders 1-1 146 20
22 Tennessee State Tigers 1-1 121 16
23 Fordham Rams 1-1 112 10
24 Eastern Illinois Panthers 0-2 102 14
25 Eastern Kentucky Colonels 2-0 92 NR

Others receiving votes: Towson 261, Liberty 235, Central Arkansas 204, Eastern Kentucky 142, Wofford 100, Delaware 84, Princeton 75, SC State 73, Samford 72, Albany 61, James Madison 50, Harvard 41, Alabama State 36, Southern Utah 35, North Carolina A&T 33, Charleston Southern 32, Missouri State 22, Sacred Heart 22, Illinois State 21, Southern 14, Alcorn State 12, Sacramento State 11, Cal Poly 11, Gardner-Webb 8, Florida A&M 8, Bryant 7, Western Illinois 7, Central Connecticut State 7, SE Missouri State 4, Texas Southern 2, Western Carolina 1, San Diego 1, Duquesne 1, Bucknell 1