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FCS college football rankings: Villanova still #7 in latest poll

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Wildcats stay at No. 7 in the STATS FCS Poll, and No. 8 in the Coaches’ Poll.

NCAA Football: Villanova at Temple Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

After a 59-0 beatdown of Lafayette last Saturday, the Wildcats remain in the top 10. They retain their No. 7 ranking in the STATS FCS Poll and a No. 8 showing in the Coaches’ Poll.

With the win, Villanova improved to 2-1 overall on the season. It will receive its first conference test this week, when it goes on the road to play Albany.

As for the rest of the CAA, it was well represented. James Madison remains the top dog at No. 1 in both polls. Richmond (No. 8/6) and New Hampshire (No. 15/16) also made the list.

Albany, Delaware, Elon, Maine, Stony Brook, Towson, and William & Mary received votes.

Here’s a look at the polls:

STATS FCS TOP 25

RANK SCHOOL POINTS RECORD LAST WEEK
RANK SCHOOL POINTS RECORD LAST WEEK
1 James Madison (156) 4067 3-0 1
2 North Dakota State (5) 3898 2-0 2
3 Sam Houston State (1) 3680 2-0 3
4 South Dakota State (1) 3607 3-0 4
5 Jacksonville State 3309 1-1 5
6 Youngstown State 3198 2-1 6
7 Villanova 3088 2-1 7
8 Richmond 2930 2-1 8
9 Wofford 2660 2-0 11
10 Citadel 2264 3-0 13
11 Eastern Washington 2227 1-2 12
12 Central Arkansas 2094 2-1 14
13 South Dakota 1980 3-0 23
14 Illinois State 1691 2-0 18
15 New Hampshire 1448 2-1 9
16 Liberty 1353 3-0 19
17 North Dakota 1325 1-2 10
18 Samford 1234 2-1 17
19 Western Illinois 1222 2-0 20
20 Tennessee State 1026 3-0 22
21 North Carolina A&T 897 3-0 25
22 Grambling State 644 2-1 24
23 Weber State 460 2-1 NR
24 UT Martin 385 2-1 NR
25 Holy Cross 310 2-1 NR
Others: Charleston Southern (305), Chattanooga (252), Nicholls (251), Albany (250), Southern Utah (156), Northern Illinois (152), Montana (124), Stony Brook (90), Elon (66), North Carolina Central (57), Princeton (37), Colgate (35), Howard (33), Fordham (26), Maine (20), Western Carolina (18), McNeese (18), Kennesaw State (17), Idaho State (15), UC Davis (12), Saint Francis (8), Eastern Kentucky (7), Delaware (7), Southern Illinois (6), Cal Poly (4), Yale (4), Towson (4), Duquesne (3), Mercer (3), Penn (2), Monmouth (2), Harvard (1), San Diego (1), Alcorn State (1), William & Mary (1).

FCS COACHES’ POLL

RANK TEAM POINTS PREVIOUS RANKING RECORD
RANK TEAM POINTS PREVIOUS RANKING RECORD
1 James Madison (25) 649 1 3-0
2 North Dakota State (1) 625 2 2-0
3 Sam Houston State 591 3 2-0
4 South Dakota State 575 4 3-0
5 Youngstown State 530 5 2-1
6 Richmond 506 T-6 2-1
7 Jacksonville State 497 T-6 1-1
8 Villanova 476 8 2-1
9 Wofford 432 9 2-0
10 The Citadel 372 13 3-0
11 Eastern Washington 369 12 1-2
12 Illinois State 334 14 2-0
13 Central Arkansas 309 16 2-1
14 South Dakota 288 23 3-0
15 North Carolina A&T 256 20 3-0
16 New Hampshire 213 11 2-1
17 Samford 211 17 2-1
18 Weber State 196 21 2-1
19 North Dakota 168 10 1-2
20 Tennessee State 166 24 3-0
21 Western Illinois 162 22 2-0
22 Grambling State 104 25 2-1
23 Nicholls State 76 RV 2-1
24 Northern Iowa 56 18 1-2
25 Holy Cross 49 NR 2-1
Others receiving votes: Southern Utah (44), Chattanooga (35), Charleston Southern (35), UT Martin (20), William & Mary (20), Montana (20), Towson (13), Kennesaw State (11), McNeese State (10), Mercer (9), Idaho State (6), Yale (4), Stony Brook (3), Saint Francis (3), Albany (2), Howard (2), Montana State (2), Princeton (1).