The FCS wrapped up an exciting Week 5 of the 2018 college football season which means it’s time for the updated rankings. On Monday, October 1, the American Football Coaches Association unveiled the updated AFCA FCS Coaches’ Poll ahead of Week 6.
This week, North Dakota State continues to hold the top spot with all 26 first-place votes in the poll following its win over then-No. 3 South Dakota State. The Bisons return to action over the weekend with another ranked opponent when they face No. 22 Northern Iowa.
Week 6 also features a top ten matchup between No. 2 James Madison and No. 9 Elon.
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 6 can be seen below.
AFCA FCS Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – Week 6
Rank School (1st votes) Rec. Pts. Prev. Week 5 Next Game
- North Dakota St. (26)
- James Madison
- Kennesaw St.
4t. Eastern Washington
4t. South Dakota St.
- Weber St.
- Jacksonville St.
- North Carolina A&T
- Stony Brook
- Illinois St.
- Sam Houston St.
- Rhode Island
- Central Arkansas
- UC Davis
- Northern Iowa
Dropped Out: Chattanooga (24)
Others Receiving Votes: East Tennessee St., 17; South Dakota, 15; Chattanooga, 14; Missouri St., 13; Western Illinois, 10; Sacramento St., 7; Southeastern Louisiana, 5; Yale, 4; Dartmouth, 3; Montana St., 3; Delaware, 2; Idaho St., 2; Harvard, 1; Tennessee St., 1.