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Anthony Chiusano | NCAA.com | September 24, 2019

FCS football rankings: Villanova makes big jump after knocking off Towson

Check out this week's FCS top plays

Villanova is the latest riser in the FCS Coaches' Poll, jumping five spots to No. 13 after knocking off then-No.  5 Towson in overtime. 

That CAA thriller could just be a prelude for what's expected to be a wild Week 5, featuring five ranked matchups and a jampacked slate of conference clashes.

Here is the full top 25, released Monday, Sept. 23:

RANK

SCHOOL

RECORD

POINTS

PREVIOUS

1 North Dakota State (26) 4-0 650 1
2 James Madison 3-1 622 2
3 South Dakota State 3-1 600 3
4 Kennesaw State 3-1 551 6
5 UC Davis 2-2 491 4
6 Weber State 1-2 462 7
7 Northern Iowa 2-1 455 8
8 Illinois State 3-1 424 10
9 Nicholls 2-1 404 9
10 Towson 3-1 397 5
11 Montana State 3-1 378 14
12 Jacksonville State 3-1 376 13
13 Villanova 4-0 356 18
14 Central Arkansas 3-1 351 12
15 Furman 2-2 310 15
16 Maine 2-2 252 16
17 Montana 3-1 240 19
18 North Carolina A&T 2-1 208 17
19 Delaware 3-1 177 20
20 Youngstown State 3-0 174 21
21 Eastern Washington 1-3 132 11
22 Southeastern Louisiana 2-1 109 23
23 Princeton 1-0 72 24
24 Elon 2-2 53 22
25 North Dakota 2-1 44 NR

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