The Villanova Wildcats football squad jumped up to #9 in the newest STATS FCS Top 25 following their 26-7 victory on the road over the Maine Black Bears this weekend.
Undefeated Sam Houston State (9-0) remains at #1 in the FCS Poll. Jacksonville State, Eastern Washington, North Dakota State, and the Citadel round out the top five and remain unchanged.
The CAA is also represented by James Madison at #6, Richmond at #8, and New Hampshire at #21.
Stony Brook fell from the rankings, leaving CAA Football in a tie with the Big Sky and Missouri Valley conferences for the most Top 25 teams with four each. Eleven conferences had at least one ranked team.
A national panel of sports information and media relations directors, broadcasters, writers and other dignitaries select the STATS FCS Top 25. In the voting, a first-place vote is worth 25 points, a second-place vote 24 points, all the way down to one point for a 25th-place vote.
Villanova approaches a mega matchup as they host those sixth-ranked Dukes from JMU. Kickoff is slated for 1p ET.
FCS Top 25
|1||Sam Houston State (113)||3940||9-0||1|
|2||Jacksonville State (19)||3781||8-1||2|
|3||Eastern Washington (19)||3728||8-1||3|
|4||North Dakota State (4)||3618||8-1||4|
|10||North Carolina A&T||2377||8-1||11|
|11||South Dakota State||2371||6-3||13|
|Others receiving votes: Wofford (127) , North Carolina Central (123) , Saint Francis U (47) , Northern Arizona (42) , UT Martin (39) , Illinois State (38) , UNI (37) , San Diego (34) , Stony Brook (25) , Maine(18) , Eastern Illinois (14) , Tennessee State (10) , Nicholls (10) , Fordham (6) , Kennesaw State (6) , Southern Utah (4) ,Princeton (3) , Duquesne (2) , Southern University (2) , Weber State (1) , Dayton (1)|