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FCS Top-25 released; Villanova ranked 9th

The Villanova offensive line takes their stance against the Rhode Island Rams. Matt Gregory | VUhoops.com

Villanova moved back up into the top-10 after a dominating performance at Delaware yesterday. The 9th-ranked Wildcats joined James Madison (5th) as the only CAA teams to finish the regular season in the top-10.

CAA rivals Richmond and New Hampshire also were included in the poll, finishing 12th and 22nd, respectively.

Final Regular Season FCS Poll:

Rank School Votes Prev
1 Sam Houston State (11-0) 3676 (111) 1
2 Jacksonville State (10-1) 3531 (15) 2
3 Eastern Washington (10-1) 3468 (14) 3
4 North Dakota State (10-1) 3415 (10) 4
5 James Madison (10-1) 3185 (1) 6
6 Citadel (10-1) 2990 5
7 South Dakota State (8-3) 2739 8
8 North Dakota (9-2) 2598 10
9 Villanova (8-3) 2270 13
10 Charleston Southern (7-3) 2124 14
11 Chattanooga (8-3) 2093 12
12 Richmond (8-3) 2033 7
13 Youngstown State (8-3) 1938 15
14 Central Arkansas (9-2) 1805 11
15 Coastal Carolina (9-2) 1602 16
16 Grambling State (8-1) 1434 17
17 North Carolina A&T (9-2) 1328 9
18 Lehigh (9-2) 1252 19
19 Wofford (8-3) 1186 20
20 North Carolina Central (9-2) 1147 24
21 Cal Poly (7-4) 778 21
22 New Hampshire (7-4) 574 NR
23 Samford (7-4) 497 18
24 San Diego (9-1) 300 NR
25 Weber State (7-4) 280 NR