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Wofford Falls To 21st In FCS Rankings

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Twenty-three teams changed spots in the FCS Coaches Poll this week, but North Dakota State and Eastern Illinois keep hold of No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, for the fourth consecutive week.

The Bison took all 26 first-place votes from the coaches to retain the top spot, while Eastern Illinois earned 621 points, one fewer than the Panthers earned last week.

Eastern Washington moves to No. 3 following a 54-29 drubbing of Montana State on Saturday. The Eagles pulled in 598 points, followed by Sam Houston State (545), which jumped three spots form its No. 7 ranking last week. Undefeated Fordham rounds out the top five with 543 points.

Maine is sixth, moving three spots forward with 479 points. Towson (455) and Montana (426) each jumped four slots to No. 7 and No. 8, respectively. Coastal Carolina drops six spots to No. 9 after a 31-26 loss to Charleston Southern. Montana State (410) completes the top 10, falling five spots in the rankings.

McNeese State (404), Charleston Southern (376), Northern Arizona (343) and Southeastern Louisiana all moved forward to hold down the Nos. 11-14 spots in the poll. Youngstown State dropped a 22-20 decision to Northern Iowa and dropped seven spots to No. 15, tied for the biggest drop of the week.

Bethune-Cookman (247) comes in at No. 16 following a 27-24 home loss to Norfolk State, and Lehigh is 17th with 205 points. Chattanooga knocked off Wofford 20-10 on Saturday to move up five spots to No. 18, the biggest jump in the poll this week. South Dakota State (182) and William and Mary (175) close out the top 20.

Wofford (97) and Delaware (89) are No. 21 and No. 22 after both teams lost over the weekend. Jacksonville State (79) and Princeton (61) both enter the poll after being unranked last week, and James Madison rounds out the rankings with 54 points.

Samford and Central Arkansas dropped from the rankings.

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 11 FCS Coaches Poll  (Nov. 11, 2013)

Team (No. 1 Votes)               Record                Points        Last Week

1. North Dakota State (26)         9-0                    650                   1

2. Eastern Illinois                       9-1                    621                   2

3. Eastern Washington               8-2                    598                   4

4. Sam Houston State               8-2                    545                   7

5. Fordham                               10-0                  543                   6

6. Maine                                    9-1                    479                   9

7. Towson                                 8-2                    455                   11

8. Montana                                8-2                    426                   12

9. Coastal Carolina                    9-1                    412                   3

10. Montana State                     7-3                    410                   5

11. McNeese State                    8-2                    404                   13

12. Charleston Southern             10-1                  376                   16

13. Northern Arizona                  7-2                    343                   14

14. Southeastern Louisiana        8-2                    324                   17

15. Youngstown State               8-2                    305                   8

16. Bethune-Cookman               8-2                    247                   10

17. Lehigh                                 7-2                    205                   19

18. Chattanooga                        8-2                    194                   23

19. South Dakota State             6-4                    182                   20

20. William and Mary                 7-3                    175                   24

21. Wofford                              5-4                    97                     15

22. Delaware                             7-3                    89                     21

23. Jacksonville State                8-2                    79                     NR

24. Princeton                             7-1                    61                     NR

25. James Madison                   6-4                    54                     18

Dropped from rankings:

No. 22 Samford, No. 24 Central Arkansas

Others receiving votes: New Hampshire 52, Harvard 26, Samford 24, Tennessee State 19, Southern Utah 16, Jackson State 11, Cal Poly 7, South Carolina State 4, Sacred Heart 4, Central Arkansas 2


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