North Dakota State Dominates FCS Coaches Poll

Monday, September 23, 2013

North Dakota State received all 26 first-place votes for the third straight week to remain the unanimous No.1 in the FCS Coaches Poll, while Towson slipped into second place in the rankings after moving to 4-0 on Saturday.

The Bison welcomed ESPN’s College Gameday to Fargo, N.D., on Saturday and proved to be a worthy host, dropping Delaware State 51-0 to move to 3-0 in 2013. Towson also remained undefeated following a 35-17 victory over North Carolina Central. The Tigers earned 616 points to take the No. 2 spot in the poll.

 Chattanooga is still receiving votes after an off week this past weekend.  The Mocs play at Georgia Southern on Saturday.

 Wofford is the only Southern Conference team to make the top 25. 

The FCS Coaches Poll is based exclusively on a voting panel of head coaches in the FCS under the cooperation of the Collegiate Commissioners Association (CCA) and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) and is administered by the Southern Conference.

Week 4 FCS Coaches Poll  (Sept. 23, 2013)

Team (No. 1 Votes)               Record                Points        Last Week

1. North Dakota State (26)         3-0                    650                   1

2. Towson                                 4-0                    616                   3

3. Eastern Washington               2-1                    598                   4

4. Sam Houston State               3-1                    573                   5

5. Northern Iowa                        3-0                    531                   7

6. South Dakota State               3-1                    465                   6

T-7. New Hampshire                   2-1                    460                   9

T-7. Montana                             3-0                    460                   11

9. McNeese State                      4-0                    409                   13

10. Montana State                     2-2                    402                   2

11. Coastal Carolina                  4-0                    372                   15

12. Eastern Illinois                     3-1                    354                   10

13. Central Arkansas                  2-2                    326                   14

14. James Madison                   3-1                    283                   16

15. Wofford                              2-2                    278                   8

16. Fordham                             4-0                    217                   21

17. Lehigh                                 3-0                    214                   18

18. Bethune-Cookman               3-1                    179                   17

19. Cal Poly                              1-2                    169                   19

20. Richmond                            2-2                    156                   20

21. Villanova                             1-2                    155                   23

22. Northern Arizona                  2-1                    117                   22

23. Stony Brook                        1-2                    107                   12

24. Illinois State                         1-2                    80                     24

25. Youngstown State               3-1                    47                     NR

 

Dropped from rankings:

No. 25 Maine

 

Others receiving votes: Maine 46, UT Martin 44, Gardner-Webb 35, William & Mary 27, Jacksonville State 21, Portland State 15, Southern Utah 8, Delaware 7, Tennessee State 6, Harvard 5, Chattanooga 4, Stephen F. Austin 4, Indiana State 2, North Carolina A&T 1, Sacred Heart 1


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