McNeese scored a 20-10 victory over then-No. 12 Nicholls boosts them inside the top 10 of the AFCA FCS Coaches Poll for the first time this season.
Eastern Washington survives with 31-26 victory over then-No. 20 Northern Arizona keeps them in the top 5 for the second week in a row.
North Carolina A&T jumped into the Top 10 of the AFCA Top 25 FCS Coaches Poll at No. 6 this week after two straight outstanding performances.
North Dakota State begins 2018 the same way they ended last year, at No. 1, in the first-ever AFCA FCS Coaches’ Top 25 Poll.