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I don’t officially vote in any of the FCS Top 25 polls, but I do share who I think deserves to be in the Top 25. And this wasn’t a week where a lot of teams dropped out, but it was a week where there were a bunch of epic Top 25 clashes that caused some reshuffling in the ranks.
For example, Youngstown State humbled South Dakota State 19-7 at home in a defensive feast, Central Arkansas overcame Sam Houston State 41-30 in a shootout, and South Dakota continued their dominant early-season performance by jumping to a 38-6 lead and then holding off a furious Leatherneck rally to survive in a 38-33 win over Western Illinois.
I don’t officially vote in any of the FCS Top 25 polls, but I do share who I think deserves to be in the Top 25. And, well, was I completely wrong about Villanova and Richmond, who were two of my Top 10 teams that got upset this week?
CAA fans will say that conference games in their conference are hard, but… Albany and Elon aren’t known as being the giant-killers in the conference, let’s just say. It’s great to see Albany do well, who were awful close to an FCS playoff team last season, and Elon as well, former home of former Lehigh head coach Pete Lembo as well as the new home of former Lehigh offensive coordinator Drew Folmar. But are they Top 25 teams?
You didn’t ask for them, but here’s my pick for this week’s FCS Top 25.
(Photo Credit: Elon Athletics)
Let’s see, are there any other teams I can curse into losses this week?
Last time I was here, I was extolling the virtues of William and Mary and Stony Brook in this space. This week? Um, not so much.