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If you’d like, you can check out my FCS Top 25 vote below.
A question FCS voters frequently get is: How to rank FCS over FBS upsets?
Bascially, the same questions plaguing rankings on the FBS side (“Is Jacksonville State simply a really, really good FCS team? Or is Auburn really bad?) cuts the other way in the FCS world.
Jacksonville State almost beat Auburn. But the meaning of that close shave is still undetermined. Auburn didn’t look like much last week after being dominated by LSU. What if the Tigers finish under .500? How will Jacksonville State’s close shave look then?
With Furman’s upset over UCF 16-15, we have another opportunity to play the game of “how good is this team, really?” Furman’s in my Top 25, barely, mostly on the back of their upset win against a team that quite recently was seen as a quality mid-major in the FBS world. But the Paladins are 1-2, though with one of the toughest schedules in FCS. So, again: How good was the win?
My vote for the FCS Top 25 for the week ending 10/7/2013 follows below the flip.
But firstcheck out this great picture from the Fargo Dome last weekend as the other battle of unbeatens, Northern Iowa against North Dakota State, unfolded. (Photo Credit: David Samson/The Forum)
The battle of unbeatens in the Missouri Valley lived up to its billing, but also had an awful injury to Panther LB Jake Farley, who had to leave with UNI ahead 23-17 with 5 minutes remaining with a broken leg that will likely sideline the all-American candidate.
As if that wasn’t bad enough for his father, head coach Mark Farley, he then had to then endure watching the Panther lead slip away in the final minutes, as the Bison completed the come-from-behind win to pull it out, 24-23. It would be the Bison’s first lead of the game, and one that would hold up.