AGS Poll: Week 12 Top 25 Results

Selection Sunday 2017 is here and with that comes the final regular season release of the AGS Poll. There wasn’t much movement at the top this week but towards the middle and bottom there was a figurative earthquake with 8 of the 11 teams ranked between #12 and #22 sustaining losses to end their regular season. The top 5 remained unchanged as James Madison went wire-to-wire as #1 in the regular season picking up all 64 first place votes after their undefeated regular season. North Dakota State, Central Arkansas, Jacksonville State, and South Dakota State all maintained their positions at #2-#5 after holding serve this week with wins.

As for teams moving up Samford jumped 5 spots to #13 after snapping Furman’s 7 game win streak. Kennesaw St was the biggest riser of the week jumping 7 spots to #17 after dominating Monmouth in the de facto Big South championship game. McNeese and Eastern Washington took advantage of teams in front of them losing to move up 4 and 5 spots to #19 and #20, respectively, despite winning games they were expected to win. Yale made their first appearance, and also the first appearance by an Ivy League team, in the top 25 this year jumping 5 spots to come in at #25 after finishing their season 9-1.

As for the teams that went the other way Furman dropped 4 spots to #18 after dropping their aforementioned game against Samford. Northern Arizona dropped 5 spots to #21 following their loss to Southern Utah. Several bubble teams like South Dakota, Furman, Northern Arizona, Delaware, New Hampshire, and Monmouth didn’t drop too far due to the teams around them all losing as the furthest any of those teams dropped was 3 spots. Montana dropped out of the top 25 after losing their final regular season game to in-state rival Montana State.

The CAA and MVFC led the way in terms of conference representation each placing 5 teams into the top 25. They were followed by the Big Sky with 4, the Southland and SOCON with 3 each, and the Big South with 2 teams in the top 25.

Full results below:

Rank Team Total Points First Place Votes
1 James Madison Dukes 1600  64
2 North Dakota State Bison 1512
3 Central Arkansas Bears 1449
4 Jacksonville State Gamecocks 1399
5 South Dakota State Jackrabbits 1370
6 Sam Houston State Bearkats 1227
7 Southern Utah Thunderbirds 1208
8 Wofford Terriers 1137
9 Stony Brook Seawolves 1032
10 Weber State Wildcats 1019
11 Western Illinois Leathernecks 995
12 North Carolina A&T Aggies 799
13 Samford Bulldogs 795
14 Northern Iowa Panthers 770
15 Elon Phoenix 675
16 South Dakota Coyotes 593
17 Kennessaw State Owls 547
18 Furman Paladins 472
19 McNeese State Cowboys 441
20 Eastern Washington Eagles 407
21 Northern Arizona Lumberjacks 332
22 Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens 185
23 New Hampshire Wildcats 129
24 Monmouth Hawks 113
25 Yale Bulldogs 104
26 Grambling State Tigers 102
27 Sacramento State Hornets 83
28 Austin Peay Governors 71
29 Montana Grizzlies 68
30 Illinois State Redbirds 58
31 Nicholls State Colonels 39
32 Richmond Spiders 20
33 Western Carolina Catamounts 18
34 Colgate Raiders 17
35 Central Connecticut State Blue Devils 7
36 Youngstown State Penguins 4
37 San Diego Toreros 2
38 Columbia Lions 1


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