FCS Coaches Poll Top 25: Finals College Football Rankings Of The 2018 Season

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The FCS wrapped up an exciting 2018 college football season with the North Dakota State Bison once again claiming the national championship. Now that the season is over, it means it’s time for the updated rankings. On Monday, January 7, the American Football Coaches Association unveiled the updated AFCA FCS Coaches’ Poll for the final time until next season.

North Dakota ran the table in 2018, starting the season ranked No. 1 and ending atop the poll once again. The Bison claimed their seventh national championship in eight years with a win over No. 2 Eastern Washington.

Eastern Washington finished at No. 2, while South Dakota State, Kennesaw State, and Main rounded out the top 10.

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 can be seen below.


AFCA FCS Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – Final Rankings

Rank  School (1st votes)           Rec.    

  1. North Dakota St. (26)          15-0
  2. Eastern Washington           12-3
  3. South Dakota St.                10-3
  4. Kennesaw St.                    11-2
  5. Maine                              10-4
  6. Weber St.                         10-3
  7. Colgate                            10-2
  8. UC Davis                         10-3
  9. Princeton                          10-0
  10. James Madison                  9-4
  11. North Carolina A&T            10-2
  12. Wofford                             9-4
  13. Jacksonville St.                   9-4
  14. Nicholls                              9-4
  15. Dartmouth                          9-1
  16. Southeast Missouri St.         9-4
  17. Montana St.                       8-5
  18. Stony Brook                        7-5
  19. Elon                                  6-5
  20. San Diego                           9-3
  21. East Tennessee St.             8-4
  22. Towson                             7-5
  23. Delaware                            7-5
  24. Duquesne                           9-4
  25. Indiana St.                         7-4

Dropped Out: UIW (25)

Others Receiving Votes: Northern Iowa, 73; Alcorn St., 30; UIW, 21; Monmouth (N.J.), 17; Illinois St., 9; Lamar, 9; Rhode Island, 3; Idaho St., 1.