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FCS college football rankings, week 4: Villanova #4,#5 in latest polls

Up in the poll that matters, down in the poll that doesn't.

Matt Gregory | VUhoops.com

The Villanova Wildcats dropped one spot in the Coaches Poll down to #4, but jumped in to the Top 5 in the STATS Poll for the first time since the preseason. Coastal Carolina and Jacksonville State retained their #1 rankings in the Coaches and STATS polls, respectively.

The CAA was well-represented yet again, with James Madison moving in to the Top 10 for the first time this season. Richmond, New Hampshire and William & Mary also make appearances.

STATS FCS Top 25 Poll

Rank School Record Points Previous
1 Jacksonville State 2-1 3834 (93) 1
2 Coastal Carolina 3-0 3676 (36) 2
3 North Dakota State 2-1 3555 (17) 4
4 Illinois State 2-1 3353 (2) 5
5 Villanova 2-1 3346 (4) 6
6 South Dakota State 2-0 3049 (6) 7
7 UNI 2-1 3029 9
8 Chattanooga 2-1 2585 10
9 James Madison 3-0 2522 12
10 Liberty 2-1 2460 15
11 Eastern Washington 1-2 2358 14
12 Sam Houston State 0-2 1905 3
13 Youngstown State 2-1 1861 16
14 Montana 1-2 1675 8
15 Montana State 1-1 1612 11
16 Fordham 2-1 1601 18
17 Portland State 2-0 1446 19
18 Eastern Kentucky 1-1 1013 21
19 Richmond 2-1 993 22
20 Cal Poly 1-2 758 17
21 New Hampshire 1-2 753 13
22 Indiana State 2-1 723 23
23 Southeastern Louisiana 2-1 702 20
24 Harvard 1-0 549 25
Also Receiving Votes: Eastern Illinois (431) , William & Mary (225) , Cal Poly (189) , Alcorn State (144) , South Carolina State (126) , North Carolina A&T (108) , Northern Arizona (74) , Western Carolina (65) , Bethune-Cookman (56) , Sacred Heart (46) , Charleston Southern (40) , Samford (38) , Southern Illinois (26) , Western Illinois (23) , Jackson State (19) , Jacksonville (16) , Lehigh (15) , Delaware (14) , Bryant (11) , San Diego (10) , Bucknell (9) , Northwestern State (9) , Lamar (9) , Towson (8) , Dartmouth (6) , Grambling State (6) , Central Arkansas (6) , Yale (5) , Southern University (4) , Wagner (3) , Duquesne (2) , Maine (2) , Mercer (2) , Missouri State (1) , Tennessee State (1) , Furman (1) , Abilene Christian (1) , South Dakota (1) , North Carolina Central (1)

FCS Coaches' Poll

Rank School Record Points Previous
1 Coastal Carolina (18) 3-0 631 1
2 North Dakota State (4) 2-1 617 2
3 Jacksonville State (3) 2-1 591 4
4 Villanova 2-1 579 3
5 Illinois State 2-1 531 6
6 Northern Iowa 2-1 483 11
7 South Dakota State (1) 2-0 481 8
8 James Madison 3-0 477 10
9 Chattanooga 2-1 438 12
10 Liberty 2-1 410 14
11 Eastern Washington 1-2 349 15
12 Youngstown State 2-1 328 16
13 Montana State 1-1 296 9
14 Sam Houston State 0-2 277 5
15 Montana 1-2 260 7
16 Fordham 2-1 239 19
17 McNeese State 2-0 231 21
18 Portland State 2-0 220 20
19 Southeastern Louisiana 2-1 164 17
20 Richmond 2-1 147 23
21 Eastern Kentucky 1-1 126 22
22 Cal Poly 1-2 114 18
23 Indiana State 2-1 112 25
24 New Hampshire 1-2 78 13
25 William & Mary 1-1 45 NR
Also Receiving Votes: Harvard 42, Northern Arizona 34, Samford 28, South Carolina State 23, Charleston Southern 21, Stony Brook 20, Towson 20, North Carolina A&T 14, Alcorn State 8, Furman 7, Lamar 5, Western Illinois 3, Jacksonville 1.