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|