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Associated Press , Published September 10 2013

Bison remain on top of FCS polls

FARGO — North Dakota State and South Dakota State remain among the top 10 ranked teams in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision.

Two-time defending champion NDSU remains atop both the coaches' poll and the Sports Network poll, after a 56-10 blowout of Ferris State on Saturday.

SDSU is No. 6 in both polls, following a 35-28 win over the University of North Dakota.

UND and the University of South Dakota both received votes in the Sports Network poll but didn't crack the top 25.

TSN FCS Poll

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The top 25 teams in the Sports Network Football Championship Subdivision poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Sept. 8, points and previous ranking:

Record Pts Pvs

1. North Dakota State (146) 2-0 3769 1

2. Eastern Washington (6) 2-0 3639 2

3. Montana State 1-1 3234 3

4. Towson 2-0 3233 5

5. Sam Houston State 1-1 3033 4

6. South Dakota State 2-0 2941 6

7. Northern Iowa 2-0 2855 9

8. Central Arkansas 1-1 2461 7

9. Eastern Illinois 2-0 2218 14

10. Georgia Southern 2-0 2203 10

11. Montana 1-0 2073 13

12. New Hampshire 0-1 1944 11

13. McNeese State 2-0 1789 18

14. Cal Poly 1-1 1663 12

15. Richmond 1-1 1645 15

16. Wofford 1-1 1573 16

17. Stony Brook 1-0 1482 17

18. Illinois State 0-1 1100 19

19. Villanova 0-2 978 8

20. James Madison 1-1 944 20

21. Coastal Carolina 2-0 712 24

22. Lehigh 1-0 603 23

23. Bethune-Cookman 2-0 580 25

24. Youngstown State 2-0 551 —

25. Northern Arizona 0-1 523 22

FCS Coaches Poll

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — The top 25 teams in the Coaches Football Championship Subdivision poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Sept. 8 and previous ranking:

Record Pts Pv

1. North Dakota St. (25) 2-0 650 1

2. Eastern Washington 2-0 624 2

3. Montana State 1-1 576 3

4. Towson 2-0 540 6

5. Sam Houston State 1-1 526 4

6. South Dakota State 2-0 517 7

7. Central Arkansas 1-1 503 5

8. Northern Iowa 2-0 462 9

9. New Hampshire 0-1 421 8

10. Wofford 1-1 363 14

11. Richmond 1-1 349 12

12. Eastern Ilinois 2-0 346 16

13. Stony Brook 1-0 341 13

14. Cal Poly 1-1 334 10

15. Montana 1-0 255 18

16. Illinois State 1-0 238 27

17. James Madison 1-1 216 15

18. McNeese State 2-0 212 20

19. Lehigh 1-0 190 19

20. Villanova 0-2 166 11

21. Coastal Carolina 2-0 138 22

22. Bethune-Cookman 2-0 124 23

23. Youngstown State 2-0 104 25

24. Northern Arizona 0-1 59 24

25. Eastern Kentucky 1-1 54 21

Others receiving votes: Maine 29, Southern Utah 18, Fordham 18, Samford 13, Delaware 11, Penn 8, North Carolina A&T 7, UT Martin 6, Northwestern State 4, Harvard 3, William and Mary 2, Indiana State 2, Jacksonville 2, Portland State 2, Colgate 1, Jacksonville State 1, Tennessee State 1.


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