CHICAGO – Sept. 16, 2019 –
To the winners go the … national ranking.
Two days after there were a number of high-profile matchups, some of the winning teams were rewarded Monday in the STATS FCS Top 25, the national media poll.
Towson (3-0), which beat defending CAA champion Maine on the road, jumped three spots to No. 5 – its highest ranking since finishing second as the 2013 national runner-up. Jacksonville State (2-1) beat last year’s national runner-up, Eastern Washington, and soared seven spots to No. 10.
CHICAGO – Sept. 9, 2019
– The Big Sky Conference is building off one of its stronger seasons with an even bigger statement in the early season STATS FCS Top 25.
Five of the 13 teams in the largest FCS conference held spots in the national media poll Monday, including a whopping four in the top 10.
Eastern Washington, last year’s FCS runner-up, maintained its No. 4 ranking and was followed by the conference’s other two 2018 tri-champs and national quarterfinalists, No. 5 UC Davis and No. 6 Weber State. Montana State, which also made the playoffs and contributed to the Big Sky’s six postseason wins, moved up three spots to No. 10 after beating nationally ranked Southeast Missouri and Montana moved up two to No. 20.