Less than a week until Selection Sunday as the penultimate regular season release of the AGS Poll saw some good movement as 5 of last week’s top 15 took losses. South Dakota State was once again the unanimous #1 team and followed again by Furman at #2. Montana and Montana State each moved up a spot to #3 and #4, respectively, ahead of their Brawl of the Wild showdown this week. South Dakota also moved up a spot to round out the top 5.
Teams moving up this week were headlined by Austin Peay who moved up 6 spots to #13 after their 8th consecutive victory. Tennessee-Martin and Mercer both moved up 5 spots to #15 and #16, respectively, after picking up impressive wins this past Saturday. Lafayette climbed back into the top 25 to come in at #25 after a big win over Patriot League rival Fordham.
As for teams dropping this week Southern Illinois fell 7 spots to #18 after their 2nd straight loss. North Carolina plummeted 9 spots into a tie at #19 after being stunned by Howard. Northern Iowa fell 6 spots to #21 after a surprising loss at Missouri State and Youngstown State dropped 5 spots to #22 after betting blanked at home by top ranked SDSU. Elon fell out of the top 25 after taking a loss to Richmond.
In terms of conference representation the MVFC led the way once again placing 7 teams in the top 25. They were followed by the Big Sky and SOCON with 4 each and the CAA with 3 teams in the top 25. A season high tying 11 conferences were represented in this week’s AGS Top 25.
Full results below:
|Rank||Change||Team||Total Points||First Place Votes|
|1||–||South Dakota State Jackrabbits||1200||48|
|4||1||Montana State Bobcats||1077|
|5||1||South Dakota Coyotes||1015|
|6||2||Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens||843|
|8||4||Albany Great Danes||828|
|10||-3||Sac State Hornets||786|
|11||3||North Dakota State Bison||753|
|13||6||Austin Peay Governors||526|
|14||4||Western Carolina Catamounts||521|
|17||-4||North Dakota Fighting Hawks||422|
|18||-7||Southern Illinois Salukis||417|
|19T||-9||North Carolina Central Eagles||226|
|19T||4||Florida A&M Panthers||226|
|21||-6||Northern Iowa Panthers||216|
|22||-5||Youngstown State Penguins||212|
|23||-1||Incarnate Word Cardinals||211|
|27||–||Central Arkansas Bears||133|
|29||2||Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs||42|
|31||-3||Holy Cross Crusaders||32|
|32||1||Eastern Illinois Panthers||16|
|33||1||William & Mary Tribe||8|
Most significant win: North Dakota State Bison
Most significant loss: North Carolina Central Eagles
Dropped out of the poll:
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NOTE: Next week the AGS Poll will be releasing early on Sunday 11/19 ahead of the FCS Playoff Selection Show.