The Montana Grizzlies dropped to No. 21 in the FCS Top 25 Poll after losing their Big Sky Conference opener to Northern Arizona. They fell to 2-2 on the season as NAU made a jump into the top 25, coming in right behind Montana at No. 22.
The Lumberjacks defeated Montana 41-31 on Saturday, and the victory ended a 14-game streak of defeats at the hands of the Grizzlies.
Meanwhile, Montana State remains No. 2 in the FCS poll after defeating Northern Colorado 41-16 on Saturday. The Bobcats are now 4-0 and sit behind the top-ranked North Dakota State Bison, who have put the anchor down at the No. 1 spot this season. The Bison earned 154 of the 169 first-place votes.
Rounding out the top five are No. 3 Youngstown State, No. 4 Old Dominion and No. 5 James Madison.
The Big Sky placed five teams in the top 25. Eastern Washington is ranked No. 7, and Cal Poly found itself No. 23 in the updated rankings:
|1||North Dakota State Bison (154)||1|
|2||Montana State Bobcats (5)||2|
|3||Youngstown State Penguins (10)||4|
|4||Old Dominion Monarchs||5|
|5||James Madison Dukes||6|
|7||Eastern Washington Eagles||9|
|8||Delaware Blue Hens||12|
|9||Sam Houston State Bearkats||3|
|10||Georgia Southern Eagles||11|
|11||The Citadel Bulldogs||10|
|13||Illinois State Redbirds||15|
|14||Northern Iowa Panthers||8|
|15||Lehigh Mountain Hawks||16|
|16||Central Arkansas Bears||25|
|17||Appalachian State Mountaineers||17|
|18||Stony Brook Seawolves||20|
|19||Eastern Kentucky Colonels||21|
|20||New Hampshire Wildcats||18|
|22||Northern Arizona Lumberjacks||NR|
|23||Cal Poly Mustangs||NR|
|24||McNeese State Cowboys||19|
|25||South Dakota State Jackrabbits||NR|
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