Despite 8 losses amongst teams previously ranked in the AGS top 25 week 12 wasn’t as tumultuous as last week was. However some teams did see their playoff hopes dashed on the eve of Selection Sunday. The top of the poll stayed the same once again with North Dakota State as the unanimous #1 team and Eastern Washington remaining at #2. Behind them Weber State and Kennesaw State switched spots to come in at #3 and #4, respectively, and South Dakota State rounded out the top 5 maintaining their #5 spot from last week.
As for other teams moving up Wofford and Nicholls each moved up 4 and 5 spots to #11 and #12, respectively, after claiming each of their respective conference’s autobids. Montana State moved up 4 spots to #21 after winning their annual “Brawl of the Wild” tilt against in-state rival Montana in dramatic fashion. Southeast Missouri State moved back into the top 25 after a one week absence moving up 4 spots to #23. Northern Iowa also climbed back into the top 25 after a one week absence moving up 5 spots to #25.
The teams going in the opposite direction were headlined by Stony Brook who fell 6 spots to #15 after being upset by unranked Albany with a walk-off FG. CAA league-mates Delaware and Elon each feel 5 spots to #18 and #19, respectively, after dropping games yesterday. East Tennessee State took a 6 spot tumble after dropping their game against Samford and lost the SOCON autobid in the process. Incarnate Word, despite being idle, and Idaho State both dropped out of the top 25.
In terms of conference representation the CAA once again led the way placing 6 teams into the top 25. They were followed by the Big Sky and MVFC with 4 teams each, the SOCON with 3 teams, and the Ivy League and OVC with 2 teams each in the top 25. Once again 10 conference were represented in the top 25.
Full results below:
|Rank||Change||Team||Total Points||First Place Votes|
|1||–||North Dakota State Bison||2075||83|
|2||–||Eastern Washington Eagles||1929|
|3||1||Weber State Wildcats||1834|
|4||-1||Kennesaw State Owls||1807|
|5||–||South Dakota State Jackrabbits||1782|
|6||1||UC Davis Aggies||1594|
|7||1||James Madison Dukes||1576|
|9||1||Maine Black Bears||1446|
|12||5||Nicholls State Colonels||1104|
|14||2||Jacksonville State Gamecocks||893|
|15||-6||Stony Brook Seawolves||823|
|16||3||Dartmouth Big Green||785|
|17||3||North Carolina A&T Aggies||725|
|18||-5||Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens||555|
|20||2||Indiana State Sycamores||496|
|21||4||Montana State Bobcats||457|
|23||4||Southeast Missouri State Redhawks||300|
|24||-6||East Tennessee State Buccaneers||266|
|25||5||Northern Iowa Panthers||178|
|26||-2||Incarnate Word Cardinals||144|
|28||1||San Diego Toreros||123|
|29||-8||Idaho State Bengals||88|
|31||6||Rhode Island Rams||18|
|34||2||Illinois State Redbirds||6|
|35T||4||Alcorn State Braves||4|
|35T||NR||Eastern Kentucky Colonels||4|
|39||NR||Northern Arizona Lumberjacks||1|
Dropped out of the poll:
North Dakota Fighting Hawks
Western Illinois Leathernecks
Abilene Christian Wildcats
McNeese State Cowboys
New Hampshire Wildcats
NOTE: The FCS Championship Selection Show will air at 12:30PM ET/9:30AM PT on ESPNU.