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Wofford Up To Eighth In Latest FCS Rankings

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The North Dakota State Bison remain the unanimous No. 1 selection in the FCS Coaches Poll, while Montana State and Towson climb to the No. 2 and No. 3 positions in the rankings, respectively.

The Bison (650 points) received all 26 first-place votes for the third week in a row following their bye week. Montana State received 613 points to move to No. 2 after a 26-0 shutout of Colorado Mesa on Saturday. Towson also moved up this week, settling in at No. 3 with 582 points. The Tigers dropped Delaware State (49-7) on Saturday to move to 3-0 in 2013.

Eastern Washington fell to fourth following a 33-21 setback to Toledo, while Sam Houston State (556) and South Dakota State (526) remain idle at No. 5 and No. 6, respectively.

Northern Iowa is No. 7 with 479 points, followed by the Wofford Terriers (447), who topped Southern Conference rival Georgia Southern to move to 2-1 this season. New Hampshire (420) and Eastern Illinois (415) round out the top 10.

Montana jumped four spots in the poll to No. 11, receiving 367 points. Stony Brook moved up one spot to 12th despite losing to Buffalo 26-23 in five overtimes, while McNeese State jumped five spots in the rankings to No. 13.

Central Arkansas fell from No. 7 to No. 14 after losing a 24-23 heartbreaker to UT Martin. Coastal Carolina (245) is No. 15 after handling Eastern Kentucky 51-32 Saturday, followed by James Madison (222) and Bethune-Cookman (214) at No. 16 and No. 17, respectively.

Lehigh is No. 18 after receiving 211 points this week and Cal Poly settles in at No. 19, getting 194 points. Richmond fell to No. 20 after a 12-10 loss to Gardner-Webb, notching 140 points.

Fordham (128) makes its debut in the rankings at No. 21, with Northern Arizona and Villanova both receiving 100 points to tie at No. 22 Illinois State (83) and Maine (61) round out the poll.

Youngstown State and Eastern Kentucky drop from the rankings after being ranked No. 23 and No. 25, respectively, last week.

The FCS Coaches Poll is based exclusively on a voting panel of head coaches in the FCS under the cooperation of the Collegiate Commissioners Association (CCA) and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) and is administered by the Southern Conference.

Week 3 FCS Coaches Poll  (Sept. 16, 2013)

Team (No. 1 Votes)               Record                Points        Last Week

1. North Dakota State (26)         2-0                    650                   1

2. Montana State                       2-1                    613                   3

3. Towson                                 3-0                    582                   4

4. Eastern Washington               2-1                    560                   2

5. Sam Houston State               2-1                    556                   5

6. South Dakota State               3-0                    526                   6

7. Northern Iowa                        2-0                    479                   8

8. Wofford                                2-1                    447                   10

9. New Hampshire                     1-1                    420                   9

10. Eastern Illinois                     3-0                    415                   12

11. Montana                              2-0                    367                   15

12. Stony Brook                        1-1                    285                   13

13. McNeese State                    3-0                    283                   18

14. Central Arkansas                  1-2                    265                   7

15. Coastal Carolina                  3-0                    245                   21

16. James Madison                   2-0                    222                   17

17. Bethune-Cookman               3-0                    214                   22

18. Lehigh                                 2-0                    211                   19

19. Cal Poly                              1-2                    194                   14

20. Richmond                            1-2                    140                   11

21. Fordham                             3-0                    128                   NR

T-22. Northern Arizona               1-1                    100                   24

T-22. Villanova                          0-2                    100                   20

24. Illinois State                         0-2                    83                     16

25. Maine                                  3-0                    61                     NR

Dropped from rankings:

No. 23 Youngstown State

No. 25 Eastern Kentucky

Others receiving votes: UT Martin 56, Youngstown State 55, Samford 43, William & Mary 20, Jacksonville State 20, North Carolina A&T 20, Tennessee State 11, Gardner-Webb 8, Portland State 8, Chattanooga 6, Delaware 5, Southern Utah 4, Harvard 3, Jackson State 3, Eastern Kentucky 2, Penn 2, Indiana State 2, Sacred Heart 1

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