It has certainly been a crazy year in the FCS. The year kicked off with Montana pulling off an upset win over the four-time defending national champion, North Dakota State Bison.
We have also seen a larger number of FCS over FBS upsets this season. Portland State has beaten two FBS opponents this year, with a few others winning big games as well.
The latest FCS Coaches Poll released on Monday was pretty jumbled. The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers, who will be leaving for the Sun Belt in two seasons, remained undefeated and ranked number one in the country.
That was the only consistent this week as the Bison suffered their second loss of the season and fell from number 2 down to 8 on the year. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks are still perfect on the season outside of their overtime loss to Auburn in Week 2.
James Madison, who hosts College Gameday this week against Richmond, is 7-0 and ranked third. Their opponents for this week, the Spiders, are 5-1 and ranked twelfth.
One big name missing from the list is New Hampshire. The Wildcats are 3-3 on the season and 1-2 in the CAA after falling to William & Mary, 34-18, on Saturday. This is the first time the Wildcats are unranked since 2004.
The Wildcats have made the playoffs every year since 2004 and have appeared in the semifinals the last two seasons. With three losses on the year, it’s very possible that the Wildcats will miss the FCS playoffs for the first time since 2003.
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