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FCS Top 25: Villanova jumps up to #11

‘Cats climb five spots

Villanova and Rhode Island linemen face off. Matt Gregory | VU Hoops

The Villanova Wildcats football squad jumped up to #11 in the newest STATS FCS Top 25 following their 24-13 victory over Albany during Nova’s Homecoming Weekend.

Undefeated Sam Houston State (7-0) remains at #1 in the FCS Poll for the second consecutive week. Jacksonville State, Eastern Washington, North Dakota State, and the Citadel round out the top five.

The CAA is also represented by Richmond at #6, James Madison at #8, and Stony Brook at #22.

Villanova has a bye week this weekend. The Wildcats next return to action on November 5th when they travel to Orono to play the University of Maine.

‘Nova was tabbed at #13 in the FCS Coaches Poll.

STATS FCS Top 25

Rank School Votes (1st) Prev
1 Sam Houston State (7-0) 3990 (120) 1
2 Jacksonville State (6-1) 3810 (16) 2
3 Eastern Washington (6-1) 3680 (18) 3
4 North Dakota State (6-1) 3579 (6) 4
5 Citadel (7-0) 3341 (3) 5
6 Richmond (7-1) 3186 6
7 South Dakota State (5-2) 3153 7
8 James Madison (6-1) 3037 8
9 Charleston Southern (4-2) 2714 9
10 Chattanooga (7-1) 2678 11
11 Villanova (6-2) 2046 16
12 North Carolina A&T (6-1) 2038 14
13 Western Illinois (5-2) 1814 12
14 Cal Poly (5-2) 1716 17
15 Youngstown State (5-2) 1645 13
16 Montana (5-2) 1582 10
17 North Dakota (6-2) 1515 19
18 Coastal Carolina (5-2) 1426 17
19 Central Arkansas (6-1) 1372 20
20 Samford (6-1) 1094 21
21 Grambling State (5-1) 722 22
22 Stony Brook (5-2) 692 24
23 Eastern Illinois (5-3) 528 15
24 Harvard (5-1) 260 NR
25 Tennessee State (5-2) 236 25