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McNeese Jumps Into The Top 10 Of The AFCA FCS Coaches Poll

McNeese’s 20-10 victory over then-No. 12 Nicholls makes them one of the biggest movers in the AFCA FCS Coaches’ Top 25 Poll this week, jumping them five spots to No. 10. The Cowboys’ win moves Nicholls down six spots to No. 18.

Following their 38-7 win over North Alabama, North Dakota State remains No. 1, receiving all 26 first-place votes. James Madison checks in at No. 2 for third straight week. The Top 5 is rounded out by South Dakota State, North Carolina A&T and Kennesaw State.

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Weber State also had a five-place jump in the poll, moving from No. 13 to No. 8 after beating then-No. 24 South Dakota, 27-10. Both Rhode Island and UC Davis get their first glimpse of the Top 25, coming in at No. 23 and No. 25, respectively.

The lone Top 25 matchup this week will send No. 11 Sam Houston State to Thibodaux, Louisiana, to take on No. 18 Nicholls.

2018 American Football Coaches Association FCS Coaches’ Poll – September 17, 2018
RankSchool (1st votes)Rec.Pts.Prev.Week 3Next Game
1.North Dakota St. (26)2-06501D. North Alabama, 38-7Sept. 22 vs. Delaware
2. James Madison2-16222D. Robert Morris, 73-7Sept. 22 vs. William & Mary
3.South Dakota St.2-05983D. AR-Pine Bluff, 90-6 Sept. 29 at No. 1 North Dakota St.
4.North Carolina A&T3-05666IdleSept. 22 vs. Morgan St.
5.Kennesaw St.2-15268D. Alabama St., 62-13Sept. 22 vs. Clark Atlanta
6t.Eastern Washington2-14985Lost to Washington St., 59-24Sept. 22 vs. Cal Poly
6t.Wofford2-14987Lost to Wyoming, 17-14Sept. 29 at Gardner-Webb
8.Weber St.2-145713D. No. 24 South Dakota, 27-10Sept. 22 vs. Northern Colorado
9.Jacksonville St.1-144111IdleSept. 22 vs. Tennessee Tech
10.McNeese3-039315D. No. 12 Nicholls, 20-10Sept. 22 at Brigham Young
11.Sam Houston St.1-13864Lost to North Dakota, 24-23Sept. 22 at No. 18 Nicholls
12.Elon1-135214at William & Mary - CancelledSept. 22 at Charleston Southern
13.Central Arkansas2-132217D. Southeastern Louisiana, 33-25Sept. 29 at No. 11 Sam Houston St.
14.Villanova2-125410Lost to Towson, 45-35Sept. 22 vs. Bucknell
15.Illinois St.2-025318tIdleSept. 22 at Colorado St.
16.Maine2-024820IdleSept. 22 at Central Michigan
17.Samford1-22369D. Mercer, 30-24Sept. 22 at Chattanooga
18. Nicholls1-222812Lost to No. 15 McNeese, 20-10Sept. 22 vs. No. 11 Sam Houston St.
19.Stony Brook2-117621D. Fordham, 28-6Sept. 22 vs. Richmond
20.Montana2-111516Lost to Western Illinois, 31-27Sept. 22 vs. Sacramento St.
21.Austin Peay2-111423D. Morehead St., 78-40Sept. 22 at Tennessee-Martin
22.Northern Iowa0-28818tLost to Iowa, 38-14Sept. 22 vs. Hampton
23.Rhode Island2-183NRLost to Connecticut, 56-49Sept. 28 at Harvard
24.Colgate2-06425at Furman - CancelledSept. 22 vs. Lafayette
25.UC Davis2-147NRLost to Stanford, 30-10Sept. 22 vs. Idaho

Dropped Out: Northern Arizona (22), South Dakota (24)

Others Receiving Votes: Delaware, 36; North Dakota, 36; South Dakota, 32; Mercer, 23; Sacramento St., 22; Towson, 17; Western Carolina, 12; Harvard, 10; Montana St., 10; Southeastern Louisiana, 10; Northern Arizona, 7; Chattanooga, 6; Monmouth (N.J.), 6; Princeton, 5; Richmond, 2; Youngstown St., 1.

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