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FCS college football rankings, week 2: Villanova #2 in Coaches, #6 in STATS poll

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The NDSU reign of terror is on temporary hiatus

David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

With North Dakota State falling to Montana in the opening week of the season, it allowed for some upward movement in the FCS media poll. Sam Houston State, who lost an offensive firefight to Texas Tech, is the new #1 team in the country despite an 0-1 record. In fact, the only other Top 10 schools to record an opening week victory were Coastal Carolina (over Furman), Jacksonville State (over #10 Chattanooga), and South Dakota State (over FBS Kansas).

Villanova fell 2 spots to #6 after a close loss to UConn - they'll take on #16 Fordham this week, who rose up 4 spots.

In the Coaches' Poll, Villanova got more respect (or, call it the benefit of ignorance). The Wildcats are up 1 spot in a tie for #2 with NDSU, while Coastal Carolina took the #1 overall spot courtesy of their aforementioned victory. The CAA placed five teams in the Coaches' Poll, with William & Mary joining the mix.

STATS FCS Top 25

Rank School Record Points Previous
1 Sam Houston State 0-1 3132 (31) 3
2 North Dakota State 0-1 3123 (22) 1
3 Coastal Carolina 1-0 3115 (24) 5
4 Illinois State 0-1 3068 (20) 2
5 Jacksonville State 1-0 3047 (24) 7
6 Villanova 0-1 2972 (6) 4
7 Eastern Washington 0-1 2688 (6) 6
8 Montana 1-1 2401 (2) 13
9 South Dakota State 1-0 2374 (8) 16
10 Chattanooga 0-1 2040 8
11 Montana State 1-0 1994 11
12 New Hampshire 0-1 1864 9
13 James Madison 1-0 1776 12
14 UNI 0-1 1689 10
15 Liberty 1-0 1465 15
16 Fordham 1-0 1446 20
17 Youngstown State 0-1 1442 14
18 Cal Poly 1-0 1144 (1) NR
19 Eastern Kentucky 1-0 1127 17
20 Southeastern Louisiana 1-0 908 19
21 Indiana State 1-0 665 21
22 Richmond 0-1 646 18
23 Idaho State 1-0 498 22
24 Portland State 1-0 326 NR
25 Harvard 0-0 324 23
Dropped from rankings: None
Others receiving votes: Northern Arizona 238 , McNeese State 213, William & Mary 212 , North Dakota 186, Western Illinois 109, Samford 89, Southern Illinois 88, Stephen F. Austin 81, South Carolina State 58, North Carolina A&T 48, Western Carolina 43, Eastern Illinois 32, Sacred Heart 31, Charleston Southern 28, Bryant 9, Florida A&M 8, Bucknell 8, Sacramento State 7, Alcorn State 7, Lamar 7, Dartmouth 4), Bethune-Cookman 4, Delaware 3, Southern Utah 2, Duquesne 2, Furman 2 , Towson 2, North Carolina Central 2, Norfolk State 1 , Jacksonville 1, Stony Brook 1.

FCS Coaches' Poll

Rank Team Record Points Previous
1 Coastal Carolina (4) 1-0 517 5
T-2 North Dakota State (6) 0-1 490 1
T-2 Villanova 0-1 490 3
4 Sam Houston State (2) 0-1 487 4
5 Illinois State (6) 0-1 481 2
6 Jacksonville State (1) 1-0 453 9
7 Eastern Washington 0-1 437 6
8 Montana (3) 1-1 393 12
9 Montana State 1-0 384 11
10 South Dakota State (1) 1-0 363 15
11 James Madison 1-0 312 13
12 Chattanooga 0-1 301 8
13 Liberty 1-0 280 14
14 Northern Iowa 0-1 274 10
15 New Hampshire 0-1 257 7
16 Fordham 1-0 233 21
17 Youngstown State 0-1 219 16
18 Southeastern Louisiana 1-0 175 19
19 Eastern Kentucky 1-0 174 17
20 Cal Poly 1-0 130 NR
21 Indiana State 1-0 128 20
22 Richmond 0-1 77 18
23 McNeese State 0-0 75 23
24 Idaho State 1-0 68 24
T-25 Harvard 0-1 44 22
T-25 William & Mary 1-0 44 NR
Dropped from rankings: Eastern Illinois
Others receiving votes: Northern Arizona (36), Portland State (22), Jackson State (19), South Carolina State (18), Samford (17), North Dakota (17), Towson (12), Western Illinois (12), Western Carolina (11), South Dakota (10), Charleston Southern (8), Alcorn State (4), Furman (2), Jacksonville (1), Southern Illinois (1).