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.