AGS Poll: Top 25 Week 8 Results

Multiple upsets gave the AGS rankings quite the shake-up in week 8. Despite that the top 2 remained the same as they have been in every ranking so far this year with James Madison and North Dakota State coming in at #1 and #2, respectively. Jacksonville State moved up to their highest ranking of the year coming in at #3. Central Arkansas made their first appearance in the top 5 this year next at #4 and South Dakota dropped two spots to #5 following their loss to Illinois State.

Among the biggest risers of the week was Samford who moved up 7 spots to #10 following their win over previously top 5 ranked Wofford. Delaware also continued their climb rising 7 spots to #13 following their double OT victory over Richmond. Southern Utah shot up 9 spots to #16 after their convincing win over Eastern Washington. Illinois State re-emerged in the top 25 after a one week absence coming in at #20 following their win over previously 3rd ranked South Dakota. Northern Iowa also returned to the top 25 coming in at #22 after their 2nd straight win over a top 25 opponent.

Youngstown State took the biggest tumble of the week dropping 14 spots to #23 following their loss to Northern Iowa which was their 3rd loss in a row. Eastern Washington also dropped 9 spots to #17 following their aforementioned loss to Southern Utah. Richmond was another team to take a big hit this week as they took a 12 spot tumble following their loss to Delaware. Even though New Hampshire beat Towson and Montana was on bye both teams dropped out of the top 25.

The MVFC led the way placing 7 teams into the top 25. They were followed by the CAA with 6, the Big Sky with 4, and the SOCON and Southland who each placed 3 teams into the top 25.

Full results below:

Rank Team Total Points First Place Votes
1 James Madison Dukes 1920 72
2 North Dakota State Bison 1851 5
3 Jacksonville State Gamecocks 1749
4 Central Arkansas Bears 1638
5 South Dakota Coyotes 1452
6 Sam Houston State Bearkats 1437
7 Elon Phoenix 1310
8 Western Illinois Leathernecks 1304
9 Wofford Terriers 1237
10 Samford Bulldogs 1096
11 Western Carolina Catamounts 922
12 North Carolina A&T Aggies 868
13 Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens 865
14T Northern Arizona Lumberjacks 863
14T South Dakota State Jackrabbits 863
16 Southern Utah Thunderbirds 645
17 Eastern Washington Eagles 636
18 Villanova Wildcats 617
19 Stony Brook Seawolves 569
20 Illinois State Redbirds 455
21 McNeese State Cowboys 429
22 Northern Iowa Panthers 415
23 Youngstown State Penguins 362
24 Richmond Spiders 347
25 Weber State Wildcats 340
26 Montana Grizzlies 322
27 New Hampshire Wildcats 259
28 Monmouth Hawks 69
29 Grambling State Tigers 53
30 Furman Paladins 48
31 Nicholls State Colonels 22
32 Southern Illinois Salukis 15
33 Columbia Lions 14
34T Austin Peay Governors 8
34T Sacramento State Hornets 8
36 North Carolina Central Eagles 6
37 Maine Black Bears 4
38T Kennessaw State Owls 3
38T Southeastern Louisiana Lions 3
40 The Citadel Bulldogs 1

Most Significant Win: Samford Bulldogs
Most Significant Loss: Youngstown State Penguins

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