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AGS Poll: Final 2019 Top 25 Results

The 2019 FCS season is in the books and for the 2nd straight year North Dakota State went wire-to-wire at the top of the AGS Poll as they were the unanimous #1 selection in the final 2019 poll garnering all 69 first place votes after winning their record 8th FCS national title. They were followed by national number up James Madison at #2, a position they held in every AGS Poll release this year except for the preseason poll (where they were #3). Semifinalists Weber State and Montana State took the #3 and #4 spots, respectively, and Montana rounded out the top 5 at #5.

The teams on the rise since our Selection Sunday poll release were headlined by Illinois State and Austin Peay who used a surprising runs to the quarterfinals to move up 6 spots each to #7 and #8, respectively. Southland rivals Nicholls and Southeastern Louisiana each moved up 8 spots to #11 and #14, respectively, after picking up first round playoff wins. Kennesaw State was the biggest riser shooting up 10 spots to #13 after defeating SOCON champ Wofford and giving Big Sky champ Weber State all they could handle. San Diego became the first Pioneer League team in the AGS Top 25 this year moving up 3 spot to #24. Celebration Bowl champion North Carolina A&T also moved into the top 25 rising 3 spots to #25.

As for teams going in the opposite direction since Selection Sunday Sacramento State dropped 7 spots to #10 after being upset by Austin Peay in their first playoff game. Villanova and Wofford each fell 8 spots to #16 and #18 respectively after taking first round playoff losses. Southeast Missouri State took a 7 spot hit down to #19 after they dropped their playoff opener to Illinois State and Central Connecticut State also dropped 6 spots to #21 after losing their first round playoff game to Albany. Yale and Southern Illinois dropped out of the top 25 (but were the top 2 teams in the ORV).

In terms of conference representation the MVFC and Big Sky led the way placing 4 teams each into the top 25. They were followed by the CAA and Southland who each had 3 and the OVC and SOCON who each had 2 teams in the top 25. A season high 11 conferences (including FCS Independents) were represented in the top 25.

Full results below:

Rank Change Team Total Points First Place Votes
1 North Dakota State Bison 1725 69
2 James Madison Dukes 1656
3 1 Weber State Wildcats 1571
4 1 Montana State Bobcats 1488
5 2 Montana Grizzlies 1387
6 Northern Iowa Panthers 1360
7 6 Illinois State Redbirds 1337
8 6 Austin Peay Governors 1209
9 South Dakota State Jackrabbits 1089
10 -7 Sac State Hornets 1077
11 8 Nicholls State Colonels 902
12 -1 Central Arkansas Bears 852
13 10 Kennesaw State Owls 839
14 8 Southeastern Louisiana Lions 747
15 1 Monmouth Hawks 728
16 -8 Villanova Wildcats 705
17 3 Albany Great Danes 682
18 -8 Wofford Terriers 540
19 -7 Southeast Missouri State Redhawks 476
20 -3 Furman Paladins 292
21 -6 Central Connecticut State Blue Devils 286
22 -4 North Dakota Fighting Hawks 276
23 -2 Dartmouth Big Green 268
24 3 San Diego Torreros 192
25 3 North Carolina A&T Aggies 183
ORV:
26 -1 Yale Bulldogs 179
27 -3 Southern Illinois Salukis 146
28 -2 Florida A&M Rattlers 69
29 2 Eastern Washington Eagles 46
30 Towson Tigers 34
31 NR Holy Cross Crusaders 29
32 -3 South Carolina State Bulldogs 24
33 New Hampshire Wildcats 11
34 -2 Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks 6
35 -1 Princeton Tigers 5
36 NR Alcorn State Braves 3
37T -1 Chattanooga Mocs 2
37T NR Harvard Crimson 2
37T NR UC Davis Aggies 2
40 -2 McNeese State Cowboys 1

Most significant win: North Dakota State Bison
Most significant loss: James Madison Dukes

Dropped out of the poll:
Sam Houston State Bearkats
Southern Jaguars

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