The FCS wrapped up an exciting Week 9 of the 2018 college football season which means it’s time for the updated rankings. On Monday, November 5, the American Football Coaches Association unveiled the updated AFCA FCS Coaches’ Poll ahead of Week 12.
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.
Once again, North Dakota State sits in the No. 1 spot, earning all 26 first-place votes for the eighth time this season.
Dropping out of the poll were Central Arkansas, Sam Houston State, and North Dakota, while the newcomers to the Top 25 include Maine, Northern Iowa, and Idaho State.
The full AFCA FCS Coaches’ Top 25 Poll for Week 11 can be seen below.
AFCA FCS Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – Week 11
Rank School (1st votes)
- North Dakota St. (26)
- Kennesaw St.
- Eastern Washington
- Weber St.
- South Dakota St.
- UC Davis
- Jacksonville St.
- James Madison
- North Carolina A&T
- Stony Brook
- East Tennessee St.
- Southeast Missouri St.
- Illinois St.
- Northern Iowa
- Idaho St.
Dropped Out: Central Arkansas (19), Sam Houston St. (22), North Dakota (25)
Others Receiving Votes: Central Arkansas, 18; Samford, 14; San Diego, 13; Western Illinois, 11; Indiana St., 9; Sam Houston St., 7; Florida A&M, 2; Monmouth (N.J.), 2; North Dakota, 2; Rhode Island, 2; UIW, 2; Alcorn St., 1; Chattanooga, 1; Montana St., 1.