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FCS college football rankings, week 8: Villanova drops out of both polls following loss

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No real surprise there.

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Following a road loss to Towson on Saturday night, the Villanova Wildcats fell out of both major FCS polls on upon their release Monday afternoon. The Wildcats, 3-4 (2-2 CAA), have likely put themselves in a position where only a CAA championship can save their playoff hopes. One more loss, and they'll officially be out of the running.

Jacksonville State and Coastal Carolina maintained their #1 rankings in the STATS and Coaches polls, respectively.

The CAA has just 3 teams remaining in a season that has seen the conference beat the crap out of each other. Richmond, James Madison and William & Mary are all in the Top 20

STATS FCS Top 25

Rank School Record Points Previous
1 Jacksonville State 6-1 3923 (107) 1
2 Coastal Carolina 7-0 3783 (33) 2
3 Illinois State 6-1 3754 (20) 3
4 Chattanooga 6-1 3323 5
5 Eastern Washington 5-2 3095 7
6 Richmond 6-1 3029 11
7 North Dakota State 5-2 3012 8
8 Sam Houston State 5-2 2745 9
9 James Madison 7-1 2677 4
10 McNeese State 7-0 2477 12
11 Fordham 7-1 2462 10
12 Portland State 6-1 2170 14
13 Eastern Kentucky 5-2 2082 13
14 South Dakota State 5-2 2076 6
15 Harvard 6-0 1727 15
16 William & Mary 5-2 1566 17
17 Montana 4-3 1281 19
18 UNI 3-4 1044 22
19 Montana State 4-3 1010 21
20 North Carolina A&T 6-1 786 24
21 Indiana State 4-3 695 18
22 Dartmouth 6-0 575 25
23 Western Illinois 4-3 566 20
24 Charleston Southern 6-1 517 NR
25 Youngstown State 3-4 426 16
Others: Southern Utah (354) , Grambling State (147) , South Dakota (117) , Southeastern Louisiana (92) , Bethune-Cookman (65) , Alcorn State (63) , UT Martin (61) , Citadel (60) , Eastern Illinois (33) , Villanova (32) , Southern Illinois (26) , New Hampshire (26) , Western Carolina (19) , Liberty (18) , Towson (15) , Central Arkansas (14) , Dayton (12) , Cal Poly (10) , North Dakota (9) , Northern Arizona (6) , Prairie View A&M (5) , Southern University (4) , Jacksonville (4) , Furman (2) , Kennesaw State (2) , Penn (1) , South Carolina State (1) , Bryant (1)

FCS Coaches' Poll

Rank School Record Points Previous
1 Coastal Carolina (15) 7-0 632 1
2 Jacksonville State (8) 6-1 629 2
3 Illinois State (3) 6-1 605 4
4 Chattanooga 6-1 559 5
5 Eastern Washington 4-2 513 7
6 North Dakota State 5-2 498 8
7 McNeese State 7-0 491 9
8 Richmond 6-1 453 12
9 James Madison 7-1 417 3
10 Sam Houston State 5-2 416 10
11 Fordham 7-1 385 11
12 Portland State 6-1 370 13
13 South Dakota State 5-2 342 6
14 Eastern Kentucky 5-2 328 14
15 William & Mary 5-2 277 16
16 Harvard 6-0 259 15
17 Montana 4-3 216 18
18 Montana State 4-3 208 19
19 Charleston Southern 6-1 172 20
20 North Carolina A&T 6-1 142 24
21 Northern Iowa 3-4 112 25
22 Dartmouth 6-0 57 NR
23 Indiana State 4-3 55 21
24 (t) Southern Utah 5-2 51 NR
24 (t) Youngstown State 3-4 51 17
Others: The Citadel 50, Western Illinois 46, Grambling State 29, Southeastern Louisiana 18, Bethune-Cookman 14, Towson 11, Villanova 9, South Dakota 8, Eastern Illinois 7, Liberty 7, New Hampshire 4, Delaware 3, Alcorn State 3, Central Arkansas 2, UT Martin 1
Dropped: Western Illinois, Villanova