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North Carolina A&T Jumps Into Top 10 Of The AFCA FCS Coaches Poll

North Carolina A&T jumped into the Top 10 of the AFCA FCS Coaches’ Top 25 Poll at No. 6 this week after two straight outstanding performances. The Aggies upset then-No. 6 Jacksonville State, 20-17, on August 25, then traveled to East Carolina and handed the Pirates a 28-23 loss on Sunday after sitting through a one-day weather delay. This vaulted them to No. 6 overall in the latest FCS Coaches Poll.

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North Dakota State still sits at No. 1 with all 26 first-place votes. The Bison are followed by James Madison, South Dakota State, Sam Houston State and Eastern Washington, who round out the Top 5.

Montana had the biggest gain in the poll, jumping from No. 25 to No. 16 after beating then-No. 11 Northern Iowa, 26-23. The biggest loser this week was New Hampshire, who fell 13 spots to No. 22 after its loss to Maine.

There are two Top 25 matchups coming up this week. In the first matchup, No. 5 Eastern Washington travels to No. 20 Northern Arizona in a key Big Sky Conference battle while the second contest has No. 15 Elon hosting No. 21 Furman.

2018 American Football Coaches Association FCS Coaches’ Poll – September 3, 2018
RankSchool (1st votes)RecordPts.Previous RankSeason OpenerNext Game
1North Dakota St. (26)1-06501D. Cal Poly, 49-3Sept. 15 vs. North Alabama
2James Madison0-16142Lost to NC State, 24-13Sept. 8 at Norfolk St.
3South Dakota St.0-05853Sept. 1 at Iowa St. – cancelled Sept. 8 vs. Montana St.
4Sam Houston St.0-05654IdleSept. 8 vs. Prairie View A&M
5Eastern Washington1-05247D. Central Washington, 58-17Sept. 8 at No. 20 Northern Arizona
6North Carolina A&T2-047914D. East Carolina, 28-23Sept. 8 vs. Gardner-Webb
7Wofford1-046111D. The Citadel, 28-21Sept. 8 vs. VMI
8Kennesaw St.0-14475Lost to Georgia St., 24-20Sept. 6 at Tennessee Tech
9Samford1-043410D. Shorter, 66-9Sept. 8 at Florida St.
10Nicholls1-039217D. Kansas, 26-23 (OT)Sept. 8 at Tulane
11Villanova1-036819D. Temple, 19-17Sept. 8 at Lehigh
12Jacksonville St.0-13486Lost to No. 14 North Carolina A&T, 20-17Sept. 8 vs. Mississippi Valley St.
13Weber St.0-13158Lost to Utah, 41-10Sept. 8 at Cal Poly
14McNeese1-029618D. Northern Colorado, 17-14Sept. 8 at Houston Baptist
15Elon0-125013Lost to South Florida, 34-14Sept. 8 vs. No. 21 Furman
16Montana1-024825D. No. 11 Northern Iowa, 26-23Sept. 8 vs. Drake
17Central Arkansas0-124715Lost to Tulsa, 38-27Sept. 8 vs. Murray St.
18Northern Iowa0-120612Lost to No. 25 Montana, 26-23Sept. 15 at Iowa
19Illinois St. 1-020520D. Saint Xavier, 46-0Sept. 8 vs. Eastern Illinois
20Northern Arizona1-0175NRD. UTEP, 30-10Sept. 8 vs. No. 5 Eastern Washington
21Furman0-110221Lost to Clemson, 48-7Sept. 8 at No. 15 Elon
22New Hampshire0-1959Lost to Maine, 35-7Sept. 8 vs. Colgate
23Stony Brook0-17922Lost to Air Force, 38-0Sept. 8 vs. Bryant
24Austin Peay0-15923Lost to Georgia, 45-0Sept. 8 vs. Presbyterian
25Maine1-054NRD. No. 9 New Hampshire, 35-7Sept. 8 at Western Kentucky

Dropped Out: Delaware (16), Youngstown St. (24)

Others Receiving Votes: South Dakota, 46; Delaware, 40; Sacramento St., 27; UC Davis, 23; Yale, 22; San Diego, 20; Colgate, 18; Montana St., 11; Rhode Island, 11; Dayton, 9; Western Carolina, 9; Youngstown St., 5; Southeastern Louisiana, 4; Alabama St., 3; Charleston Southern, 3; Grambling St., 1.


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