AGS Poll: Top 25 Week 9 Results

The week 9 AGS poll didn’t see a lot of movement at the top but the middle and bottom were a much different story as 9 top 25 teams from the week 8 rankings sustained losses. The top 5 remained unchanged from last week as James Madison, North Dakota State, Jacksonville State, Central Arkansas, and South Dakota formed the top 5 in that order.

A lot of teams took advantage of teams in front of them losing such as South Dakota State who moved up 5 spots to #9 following their big win over previously top 10 ranked Western Illinois. Big Sky conference mates Northern Arizona and Southern Utah climbed 4 and 5 spots to #10 and #11, respectively. Illinois State continued their resurgence climbing 7 spots to #13 and Stony Brook rose 5 spots to #14 following their respective wins over fading Youngstown State and Richmond teams. Weber State used a big home over Montana to climb up 8 spots to #17. In all though the biggest gainer of the week was Furman who made their 2017 debut in the AGS top 25 by shooting up 12 spots to #18 following their convincing win over Western Carolina. Monmouth also cracked the top 25 for the first time this year coming in at #22.

On the flip side Western Illinois dropped 8 spots to #16 following their big home loss to SDSU. SOCON mates Samford and Western Carolina each dropped 9 spots to #19 and #20, respectively, after being upset by Chattanooga and Furman. Delaware gave back some of the ground they had gained in recent weeks sliding 8 spots to #21 after a head scratching one point loss at Towson. Youngstown State and Richmond dropped out of the top 25 for the first time all year for each after sustaining losses last Saturday.

The MVFC led the way placing 6 teams into the top 25. They were followed by the CAA with 5, the Big Sky and SOCON with 4 each, and the Southland with 3 teams ranked in the top 25.

Full results below:

Rank Team Total Points First Place Votes
1 James Madison Dukes 1967 71
2 North Dakota State Bison 1903 8
3 Jacksonville State Gamecocks 1757
4 Central Arkansas Bears 1734
5 South Dakota Coyotes 1638
6 Sam Houston State Bearkats 1511
7 Elon Phoenix 1510
8 Wofford Terriers 1379
9 South Dakota State Jackrabbits 1285
10 Northern Arizona Lumberjacks 1221
11 Southern Utah Thunderbirds 1136
12 North Carolina A&T Aggies 945
13 Illinois State Redbirds 936
14 Stony Brook Seawolves 909
15 Eastern Washington Eagles 789
16 Western Illinois Leathernecks 776
17 Weber State Wildcats 755
18 Furman Paladins 612
19 Samford Bulldogs 462
20 Western Carolina Catamounts 447
21 Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens 381
22 Monmouth Hawks 313
23 Villanova Wildcats 234
24 Northern Iowa Panthers 226
25 McNeese State Cowboys 213
26 Nicholls State Colonels 157
27 Grambling State Tigers 121
28 New Hampshire Wildcats 103
29 Kennessaw State Owls 80
30 Richmond Spiders 51
31 Montana Grizzlies 35
32 Yale Bulldogs 26
33 Duquesne Dukes 21
34T North Carolina Central Eagles 10
34T Maine Black Bears 10
36T Youngstown State Penguins 4
36T The Citadel Bulldogs 4
36T Southeastern Louisiana Lions 4


Most Significant Win: Furman Paladins
Most Significant Loss: Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens

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