The Sports Network's FCS Top 25 Poll has a new No. 1 following a wild weekend of action. The Big Sky Conference's Eastern Washington Eagles are the new No. 1 team in the nation. The Eagles beat then-No. 2 Montana State, 27-24, on Saturday to improve to 5-1.
The James Madison Dukes (5-1) moved up to No. 2 after defeating William & Mary in double overtime, 27-26. Georgia Southern took the No. 3 spot with a 17-9 victory over Wofford.
Former No. 1 North Dakota State, the reigning FCS champions, lost to Indiana State, 17-14, and dropped to No. 4. Montana State followed at No. 5 and former No. 3 Old Dominion came in at No. 7. Sam Houston State moved up three spots to No. 6.
Eastern Washington took 92 first-place votes, but eight other teams received at least one first-place votes. James Madison had the second most with 42. Big Sky member Cal Poly (6-0) defeated Northern Colorado to move up one spot to No. 14 and garnered three first-place votes.
Here is this week's Top 25:
|1.||Eastern Washington Eagles (92)||5-1||6|
|2.||James Madison Dukes (42)||5-1||4|
|3.||Georgia Southern Eagles (9)||5-1||7|
|4.||North Dakota State Bison (12)||5-1||1|
|5.||Montana State Bobcats||6-1||2|
|6.||Sam Houston State Bearkats (2)||4-2||9|
|7.||Old Dominion Monarchs||5-1||3|
|9.||Lehigh Mountain Hawks (3)||7-0||10|
|10.||Stony Brook Seawolves (1)||6-1||11|
|11.||Illinois State Redbirds||6-1||14|
|12.||New Hampshire Wildcats||5-2||12|
|13.||Appalachian State Mountaineers||5-2||13|
|14.||Cal Poly Mustangs (3)||6-0||15|
|15.||Youngstown State Penguins||4-2||8|
|16.||Northern Arizona Lumberjacks||5-1||16|
|17.||Tennessee State Tigers||7-0||18|
|19.||Central Arkansas Bears||5-2||21|
|20.||South Dakota State Jackrabbits||5-1||20|
|21.||Indiana State Sycamores||5-2||NR|
|22.||Harvard Crimson (1)||5-0||22|
|23.||Eastern Kentucky Colonels||5-2||23|
|25.||Delaware Blue Hens||4-2||24|