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Final 2015-16 FCS Rankings: North Dakota State at #1, Villanova unranked

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The North Dakota State Bison are in the conversation for one of the top dynasties in all of sports history as Chris Klieman's squad won their fifth straight title on Saturday. Unsurprisingly the Bison are at the top of the STATS final poll for FCS teams.

The CAA finished with 3 teams in the Top 25 as Richmond (#4), James Madison (#11), and William & Mary (#12) got the nod for the conference. Fordham, another opponent that 'Nova played in 2015, finished at #19. The Wildcats went 2-2 against that foursome last season.

Villanova, who finished 6-5 (5-3 CAA), finished with 2 votes in the poll.

STATS FCS Top 25

Rank School Votes Prev
1 North Dakota State (13-2) 3750 (150) 2
2 Jacksonville State (13-2) 3599 1
3 Sam Houston State (11-4) 3315 6
4 Richmond (10-4) 3267 12
5 Illinois State (10-3) 3081 4
6 Charleston Southern (10-3) 2698 9
7 McNeese State (10-1) 2683 3
8 UNI (9-5) 2679 15
9 Chattanooga (9-4) 2620 7
10 Portland State (9-3) 2339 5
11 James Madison (9-3) 1909 8
12 William & Mary (9-4) 1839 13
13 Citadel (9-4) 1782 18
14 Montana (8-5) 1773 16
15 South Dakota State (8-4) 1675 10
16 Coastal Carolina (9-3) 1667 10
17 Colgate (9-5) 1320 NR
18 Southern Utah (8-4) 1178 17
19 Fordham (9-3) 1067 14
20 Harvard (9-1) 857 19
21 North Carolina A&T (10-2) 679 22
22 Western Illinois (7-6) 580 NR
23 Dartmouth (9-1) 536 20
24 Grambling State (9-3) 285 21
25 Eastern Illinois (7-5) 278 24
Others: Eastern Washington (220) , Bethune-Cookman (182) , Alcorn State (143) , New Hampshire (131) , Duquesne (117) , Northern Arizona (113) , Dayton (108) , North Dakota (91) , Central Arkansas (40) , Penn (35) , Eastern Kentucky (33) , UT Martin (31) , North Carolina Central (15) , Youngstown State (14) , Western Carolina (8) , Towson (7) , Montana State (2) , Villanova (2) , Liberty (2)