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College Football Rankings, Week 9: Montana State Remains At No. 4 In FCS Top 25 After Defeating Northern Colorado

The top of the FCS Top 25 poll didn't change in the top four spots this week. Georgia Southern remained No. 1 after moving to 7-0. They defeated Presbyterian, 48-14. Northern Iowa and North Dakota also remained at Nos. 2 and 3, but one of them will fall on Saturday since they square off for the Missouri Valley Conference lead.

The Montana State Bobcats took one first-place vote as the No. 4 team. They defeated the Northern Colorado Bears, 31-21. While they have Idaho State and Weber State still on the schedule, the season-ender against Montana will be their toughest test before making the playoffs. The Bobcats lead the division at 7-1 (5-0 Big Sky).

The Montana Grizzlies check in at No. 11, up one spot from last week. They narrowly defeated Northern Arizona, 28-24.

The Northern Colorado Bears fell to 0-8 with the loss to Montana State. Earnest Collins Jr. is still looking for his first victory at the helm of UNC.

Here is the current Sports Network FCS Top 25:

Team (First-place votes) Record Prev.
1. Georgia Southern Eagles (131)  7-0 1
2. Northern Iowa Panthers (17)  6-1 2
3. North Dakota State Bison (10)  7-0 3
4. Montana State Bobcats (1)  7-1 4
5. Appalachian State Mountaineers  5-2 6
6. Sam Houston State Bearkats  7-0 7
7. Lehigh Mountain Hawks  6-1 8
8. Maine Black Bears  6-1 9
9. James Madison Dukes  5-2 11
10. New Hampshire Wildcats  5-2 13
11. Montana Grizzlies  6-2 12
12. Wofford Terriers  5-2 5
13. Towson Tigers  6-1 15
14. Jacksonville State Gamecocks  5-2 10
15. Old Dominion Monarchs  6-2 21
16. Alabama State Hornets  6-1 19
17. South Dakota Coyotes  5-3 25
18. William & Mary Tribe  4-4 14
19. Jackson State Tigers  6-1 23
20. Indiana State Sycamores  5-3 17
21. Delaware Blue Hens  4-4 16
22. Illinois State Redbirds  5-3 NR
23. Liberty Flames  5-3 NR
24. Harvard Crimson  5-1 NR
25. Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles  4-2 NR