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College football rankings, Week 9: Big Sky's Cal Poly moves to No. 11 in FCS Top 25

Cal Poly is 7-0 and received three-first-place votes in the latest FCS Top 25 Poll, but all that got them was the No. 11 ranking this week.

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Seven different teams received first-place votes in the latest Sports Network FCS Top 25 Poll, including three for the Big Sky's Cal Poly Mustangs (7-0), but fellow conference member Eastern Washington (6-1) remained No. 1 in the nation by taking 125 first-place votes. Cal Poly, one of two remaining undefeated FCS teams, is on the outside of the top 10 at No. 11.

The Mustangs defeated Portland State on Saturday and will face Eastern Washington on Nov. 3, a game that will likely determine the team's automatic bid for the FCS playoffs. Both teams are 5-0 in conference play.

Eastern Washington held off Sacramento State, 31-28, to keep the No. 1 spot. Georgia Southern moved up one spot to No. 2 after the James Madison Dukes lost to Richmond, 35-29. Georgia Southern, No. 3 North Dakota State, No. 5 Sam Houston State, No. 8 Lehigh and No. 10 Stony Brook also received first-place votes. But Lehigh, at 8-0, is the only undefeated team among the group.

In addition to Eastern Washington and Cal Poly, the Big Sky has two other ranked teams: No. 4 Montana State (6-1) and No. 13 Northern Arizona (6-1).

Here are the latest top 25 poll results:

Rank Team (1st place votes) Rec. Points Prev.
1. Eastern Washington Eagles (125) 6-1 4014 1
2. Georgia Southern Eagles (14) 6-1 3787 3
3. North Dakota State Bison (13) 6-1 3746 4
4. Montana State Bobcats 6-1 3489 5
5. Sam Houston State Bearkats (5) 5-2 3218 6
6. Old Dominion Monarchs 6-1 3089 7
7. Wofford Terriers 6-1 3060 8
8. Lehigh Mountain Hawks (3) 8-0 2839 9
9. James Madison Dukes 5-2 2779 2
10. Stony Brook Seawolves (1) 7-1 2704 10
11. Cal Poly Mustangs (3) 7-0 2437 14
12. New Hampshire Wildcats 6-2 2434 12
13. Northern Arizona Lumberjacks 6-1 2083 16
14. Central Arkansas Bears 6-2 1654 19
15. Indiana State Sycamores 6-2 1416 21
16. Appalachian State Mountaineers 5-3 1404 13
17. Illinois State Redbirds 6-2 1394 11
18. Eastern Kentucky Colonels 6-2 1152 23
19. Villanova Wildcats 6-2 1135 24
20. Delaware Blue Hens 5-2 837 25
21. Tennessee State Tigers 7-1 786 17
22. Youngstown State Penguins 4-3 686 15
23. Towson Tigers 3-4 515 15
24. Albany Great Danes 6-1 483 NR
25. Richmond Spiders 5-3 456 NR