FCS Coaches Poll Top 25: Week 5 College Football Rankings

The FCS wrapped up an exciting Week 4 of the 2018 college football season which means it’s time for the updated rankings. On Monday, Sept. 17, the American Football Coaches Association unveiled the updated AFCA FCS Coaches’ Poll ahead of Week 4.
This week, North Dakota State remains at No. 1 following their third straight win while defending national champion James Madison remains at No. 2 and South Dakota State finds itself sitting pretty at No. 3.
Kennesaw State and Eastern Washington round out the top five.
In the upcoming week, the FCS will see three top 25 matchups which include a meeting between No. 1 North Dakota State and No. 3 South Dakota State. No. 19 Sam Houston State will also find itself in a tough matchup against No. 12 Central Arkansas, while No. 14 Villanova takes on No. 17 Stony Brook.
This season, for the first time ever, the AFCA is in charge of the administration of the FCS. It had previously been run by the Southern Conference. The AFCA also administrates the Division II and Division III Top 25 polls.
The full AFCA FCS Coaches’ Top 25 Poll for Week 5 can be seen below.

AFCA FCS Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – Week 5


  1. North Dakota St. (26)
  2. James Madison
  3. South Dakota St.
  4. Kennesaw St.
  5. Eastern Washington
  6. Wofford
  7. Weber St.
  8. Jacksonville St.
  9. Elon
  10. Illinois St.
  11. McNeese
  12. Central Arkansas
  13. North Carolina A&T
  14. Villanova
  15. Nicholls
  16. Maine
  17. Stony Brook
  18. Montana
  19. Sam Houston St.
  20. Rhode Island
  21. Northern Iowa
  22. UC Davis
  23. Colgate
  24. Chattanooga
  25. Princeton

Dropped Out: Samford (17), Austin Peay (21)

Others Receiving Votes: Towson, 26; Montana St., 22; Samford, 21; Western Carolina, 16; Harvard, 9; South Dakota, 8; Austin Peay, 7; Southeastern Louisiana, 5; Sacramento St., 3; Northern Arizona, 2; Delaware, 1; Youngstown St., 1.

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