Eastern Washington Week 2 AFCA FCS Coaches Top 25 Poll - WP

Eastern Washington Survives Top 25 Battle To Stay At No. 5 In The AFCA FCS Coaches Top 25 Poll

Eastern Washington’s 31-26 victory over then-No. 20 Northern Arizona keeps them in the top 5 for the second week in a row. The Eagles are 2-0 on the season as they prepare to face FBS-opponent Washington State on Saturday. With the loss, Northern Arizona drops two spots to No. 22 in the AFCA FCS Coaches’ Top 25 Poll.

After their bye week, North Dakota State remains No. 1, receiving 25 first-place votes. James Madison checks in at No. 2, receiving one first-place vote. The top 5 is rounded out by South Dakota State, Sam Houston State and Eastern Washington.

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Maine had the biggest gain in the poll, jumping from No. 25 to No. 20 after beating Western Kentucky, 31-28. Both South Dakota and Colgate get their first glimpse of the top 25, coming in at No. 24 and No. 25, respectively. 

There are two Top 25 matchups coming up this week. In the first matchup, No. 13 Weber State hosts No. 24 South Dakota, while the second contest will showcase No. 12 Nicholls traveling to No. 15 McNeese.

2018 American Football Coaches Association FCS Coaches’ Poll – September 10, 2018
RankSchool (1st votes)RecordPts.Prev.Week 2Next Game
1North Dakota St. (25)1-06451IdleSept. 15 vs. North Alabama
2James Madison (1)1-16202D. Norfolk St., 17-0Sept. 15 vs. Robert Morris
3South Dakota St.1-05933D. Montana St., 45-14 Sept. 15 vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff
4Sam Houston St.1-05404D. Prairie View, 41-32Sept. 15 vs. North Dakota
5Eastern Washington2-05395D. No. 20 Northern Arizona, 31-26Sept. 15 vs. Washington St.
6North Carolina A&T3-05276D. Gardner-Webb, 45-6Sept. 15 vs. Morgan St.
7Wofford2-04887D. VMI, 59-14Sept. 15 at Wyoming
8Kennesaw St.1-14738D. Tennessee Tech, 49-10Sept. 15 vs. Alabama St.
9Samford1-14239Lost to Florida State, 36-26Sept. 15 vs. Mercer
10Villanova2-041911D. Lehigh, 31-9Sept. 15 vs. Towson
11Jacksonville St.1-136212D. Mississippi Valley St., 71-0Sept. 22 vs. Tennessee Tech
12Nicholls1-135410Lost to Tulane, 42-17Sept. 15 at No. 15 McNeese
13Weber St.1-134313D. Cal Poly, 24-17Sept. 15 vs. No. 24 South Dakota
14Elon1-131015D. No. 21 Furman, 45-7Sept. 14 at William & Mary
15McNeese2-029814D. Houston Baptist, 51-34Sept. 15 vs. No. 12 Nicholls
16Montana2-025916D. Drake, 48-16Sept. 15 at Western Illinois
17Central Arkansas1-123917D. Murray St., 26-13Sept. 15 vs. Southeastern Louisiana
18tNorthern Iowa0-118418IdleSept. 15 at Iowa
18tIllinois St. 2-018419D. Eastern Illinois, 48-10Sept. 22 at Colorado St.
20Maine2-017125D. Western Kentucky, 31-28Sept. 22 at Central Michigan
21Stony Brook1-110623D. Bryant, 50-21Sept. 15 at Fordham
22Northern Arizona1-19220Lost to No. 5 Eastern Washington, 31-26Sept. 15 at Missouri St.
23Austin Peay1-18024D. Presbyterian, 24-0Sept. 15 at Morehead St.
24South Dakota1-139NRD. Northern Colorado, 43-28Sept. 15 at No. 13 Weber St.
25Colgate2-032NRD. No. 22 New Hampshire, 10-3Sept. 15 at Furman

Dropped Out: Furman (21), New Hampshire (22)

Others Receiving Votes: UC Davis, 29; Rhode Island, 27; Furman, 17; New Hampshire, 11; Delaware, 10; Sacramento St., 8; Yale, 8; Southeastern Louisiana, 7; Western Carolina, 5; Monmouth (N.J.), 5; Montana St., 2; San Diego, 1.

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