Posted on 29 October 2013 by WNST Staff
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Youngstown State is the only newcomer to the top 10 in this week’s FCS Coaches’ Poll.
North Dakota State still sits at No.1, taking all 26 first-place votes for the sixth time in 2013. Eastern Illinois (618), Coastal Carolina (580), Eastern Washington (574) and Montana State (533) keep their respective spots in the top five, with each team increasing its point total from last week.
Towson (518), McNeese State (494), Fordham (473) and Sam Houston State (452) hold the 6-9 spots, respectively, and Youngstown State enters the top 10 for the first time this season after earning 394 points from the coaches.
Maine jumps two spots to No. 11 with 371 points, followed by Bethune-Cookman at No. 12 with 362 points. Montana drops three spots to No. 13 after losing to Eastern Washington on Saturday.
No. 14 Northern Arizona (283) and No. 15 Central Arkansas (246) both jump four spots to round out the top 15. Wofford falls five spots to No. 16, earning 235 points from the coaches. No. 17 New Hampshire (188) and No. 18 Charleston Southern (175) break into the top 20, while Samford (138) makes this week’s biggest leap, jumping to No. 19 after being unranked.
South Dakota State (112) and Lehigh (110) are No. 20 and No. 21, respectively, followed by Villanova at No. 22 with 105 points. James Madison earned 99 points to take No. 23 and Tennessee State (94) drops three spots to No. 24 after losing to Eastern Illinois. Southeastern Louisiana enters the poll in the final slot after receiving 67 points from the coaches.
UNI and Harvard drop from the poll after being ranked No. 18 and No. 23, respectively, last week.
Posted on 21 October 2013 by WNST Staff
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Eastern Illinois used a Sam Houston State loss to becomes the third different No. 2 team in three weeks, while North Dakota State took all 26 first-place votes in this week’s FCS Coaches’ Poll.
The Bison dropped Southern Illinois 31-10 on Saturday to win their 16th consecutive game and keep hold of the No. 1 ranking. Eastern Illinois jumped to the No. 2 slot after being ranked third last week. The Panthers earned 617 points following their 55-33 win against Southeast Missouri State.
Coastal Carolina also moved up one position in the poll to No. 3, as the 7-0 Chanticleers received 562 points from the coaches. Eastern Washington entered the top five with 543 points, leapfrogging Montana State (522), who remained at No. 5.
Towson is sixth with 509 points, followed by last week’s 10th-ranked team, McNeese State (505). Fordham and Sam Houston State share the No. 8 ranking after both teams received 470 points this week. Montana (431) rounds out the top 10, dropping one spot from last week.
Wofford (380), Youngstown State (347) and Bethune-Cookman (339) are next, followed by Maine and Lehigh with 298 and 272 points, respectively.
James Madison is No. 16 after notching 226 points, and Villanova droped six spots to No. 17 following a loss to New Hampshire. Northern Iowa (184), Northern Arizona (182) and Central Arkansas (177) round out the top 20.
Tennessee State (144) and New Hampshire (135) each move up one spot to No. 21 and No. 22, respectively, while Harvard jumps two spots to No. 23 with 56 points. Charleston Southern and South Dakota State round out the rankings tied at No. 24 with 49 points.