AGS Poll: Top 25 Week 12 Results

With the regular season for most FCS teams in the books the AGS top 25 took some interesting turns ahead of this morning’s release of the NCAA tournament bracket. For the first time since week 7 there was a change at the top as North Dakota State edged in front of Eastern Washington. James Madison pulled into a tie at #3 with Jacksonville State and Sam Houston State cracked back into the top 5 at #5 pushing The Citadel down to #6.

South Dakota State, North Dakota, Youngstown State, and Villanova all took advantage of teams in front of them losing to move into the top 10. New Hampshire shot up 8 spots to crack the top 25 at #18 after their huge road win at Maine. Weber State and North Carolina Central each moved up 6 spots to get into the top 25 at #21 and #22, respectively. Albany also got back into the top 25 coming in at #25, a 5 spot jump from last week.

We saw the typical last week chaos as several teams sustained losses to either give themselves a Selection Sunday sweat or end their playoff hopes altogether. Richmond and Central Arkansas likely lost playoff seeds each falling 5 and 4 spots, respectively, to come in tied at #12. Samford dropped 8 spots all the way to #20 after their head scratching loss to East Tennessee State. North Carolina A&T also plummeted 9 spots to #24 following their loss to North Carolina Central which, while knocking them out of the Celebration Bowl, may allow them to be selected for the FCS playoffs. Maine, Montana, Western Illinois, and Northern Iowa all lost to drop out of the 25 this week and likely end their seasons when wins would’ve likely put any one of them in the playoffs.

The CAA led the way placing 5 teams in the top 25. They were followed by the Big Sky, MVFC, and SOCON who each played 4. The FCS playoff bracket will be revealed at 11AM ET on ESPNU.

Full results below:

Rank    Team: Total Points First Place Votes
1 North Dakota State Bison 1636 32
2 Eastern Washington Eagles 1631 24
3T Jacksonville State Gamecocks 1509 4
3T James Madison Dukes 1509 4
5 Sam Houston State Bearkats 1505 4
6 The Citadel Bulldogs 1364
7 South Dakota State Jackrabbits 1284
8 North Dakota Fighting Hawks 1208
9 Youngstown State Penguins 1019
10 Villanova Wildcats 1004
11 Chattanooga Mocs 966
12T Richmond Spiders 917
12T Central Arkansas Bears 917
14 Charleston Southern Buccaneers 814
15 Lehigh Mountain Hawks 788
16 Wofford Terriers 755
17 Cal Poly Mustangs 585
18 New Hampshire Wildcats 393
19 Grambling State Tigers 357
20 Samford Bulldogs 334
21 Weber State Wildcats 277
22 North Carolina Central Eagles 270
23 Illinois State Redbirds 267
24 North Carolina A&T Aggies 216
25 Albany Great Danes 214
26 Fordham Rams 89
27 San Diego Toreros 56
28 Princeton Tigers 51
29 Southeastern Louisiana Lions 36
30 Saint Francis Red Flash 27
31 Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks 25
32 Maine Black Bears 24
33 Pennsylvania Quakers 17
34 Western Illinois Leathernecks 12
35 Montana Grizzlies 11
36 Southern Utah Thunderbirds 6
37 Northern Iowa Panthers 4
38t Duquesne Dukes 1
38t Northern Colorado Bears 1
38t Southern Jaguars 1

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