Youngstown State plunges six spots to No. 9 in the FCS Coaches' Poll
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- After a devastating 48-7 defeat at the hands of No. 1 North Dakota State on Saturday, Youngstown State fell six spots to No. 9 in the latest FCS Coaches' Poll, released Monday.
North Dakota State maintained its No. 1 ranking this week, receiving all 26 first-place votes. Montana State also maintained its No. 2 ranking after defeating UC Davis 48-41 on Saturday.
For the second consecutive week, two previously unranked teams entered the FCS Coaches Poll after dominant victories. Albany enters the poll this week at No. 24, while Alabama A&M debuts at No. 25.
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Old Dominion (No. 3), Wofford (No. 4), James Madison (No.5), Eastern Washington (No. 6), Georgia Southern (No. 7) and Sam Houston State (No.8) each moved up one spot after all six teams were victorious Saturday. Lehigh remained at No.10.
Cal Poly made the largest jump in the poll this week, moving up to No.14. The Mustangs are a perfect 5-0 on the season after defeating Weber State 45-23 on Friday. Tennessee State (No.20) jumped four spots after defeating then-No.16 Eastern Kentucky 23-20. New Hampshire (No.13) jumped four spots as well.
Eleven conferences are represented in the poll. The Colonial Athletic Association has the most teams in the top 25 with five. The Big Sky is represented by four teams, while the Missouri Valley, Southern Conference, and Southland each have three teams in this week’s poll. The Ohio Valley conference is represented by two teams, and the Big South, Ivy League, Northeast, Patriot League and Southewestern Athletic Conference each have one team in the Top 25.