FCS Football – Top Power Poll Following Week 2

FCS Football - Top Power Poll Following Week 2
FCS Football - Top Power Poll Following Week 2

This season’s FCS Football-over FBS upsets are again flowing in, but perhaps the key to pulling it off is being part of the Athlon Top 25 Power Poll.

The six teams that won wins over the top tier were ranked by the preseason poll – William & Mary (Delaware, Eastern Kentucky, Holy Cross and Weber State – and they are off to a strong start in the FCS Football season.

North Dakota State Bison

(2-0, 0-0 Missouri Valley)
Previous Ranking: 1.
Week 2:43-3 win against North Carolina A&T
Next Game: at Arizona (Sept. 17)

South Dakota State Jackrabbits

(1-1, 0-0 Missouri Valley)
Prior Ranking: 2
Week 2 Result24-22 win against UC Davis
Next Game: Butler (Sept. 17)

Montana Grizzlies

(2-0, 0-0 Big Sky)
Previous Ranking: 3
Week 2:24-7 win against South Dakota
Next Game: at Indiana State (Sept. 17)

Montana State Bobcats

(2-0, 0-0 Big Sky)
Previous ranking: 4
Week 2 Result: 63-13 win over Morehead State
Next Game: at Oregon State (Sept. 17)

Missouri State Bears

(2-0, 0-0 Missouri Valley)
Previous ranking: 5
Week 2 Result35-30 win against UTMartin
Next Game: at Arkansas (Sept. 17)

UIW Cardinals

(2-0, 0-0 Southland)
Previous ranking: 7
Week 2:55-41% win at Nevada
Next Game: at Prairie View A&M (Sept. 17)

Villanova Wildcats

(2-0, 0-0 CAA)
Prior Ranking: 6
Week 2 Result: 38-21 win at LIU
Next Game:at Army, September 17

Sacramento State Hornets

(1-0, 0-0 Big Sky)
Previous ranking: 8
Week 2:Bye
Next Game: at Northern Iowa (Sept. 17)

Chattanooga Mocs

(2-0, 1-0 Southern)
Previous ranking: 9
Week 2 Result: 38-20 win at Eastern Illinois
Next Game: North Alabama (Sept. 17)

Weber State Wildcats

(2-0, 0-0 Big Sky)
Previous Ranking: 12
Week 2 Result: 35-7 win at Utah State
Next Game: Utah Tech (Sept. 17)

Rhode Island Rams

(2-0, 1-0 CAA)
Previous Ranking: 11
Week 2 Result: 35-21 win at Bryant
Next Game:Delaware, Sept. 17

Delaware Blue Hens

(2-0, 0-0 CAA)
Previous Ranking: 13
Week 2:35-9 win against Delaware State
Next Game:at Rhode Island, September 17

Holy Cross Crusaders

(2-0, 0-0 Patriot)
Previous Ranking: 15
Week 2:37-31% win at Buffalo
Next Game: Yale (Sept. 17)

William & Mary Tribe

(2-0, 0-0 CAA)
Previous Ranking: 17
Week 2:37-21 victory over Campbell
Next Game: at Lafayette (Sept. 17)

Jackson State Tigers

(2-0, 1-0 SWAC)
Previous ranking: 20
Week 2:16-3 win against Tennessee State
Next Game:Grambling State, Sept. 17

Eastern Washington Eagles

(1-1, 0-0 Big Sky)
Previous Ranking: 14
Week 2:70-14 Loss at Oregon
Next Game: Montana State (Sept. 24)

UT Martin Skyhawks

(1-1, 0-0 Ohio Valley)
Previous Ranking: 19
Week 2:35-30 Loss at Missouri State
Next Game: at Boise State (Sept. 17)

Mercer Bears

(1-1, 0-0 Southern)
Previous Ranking: 18
Week 2:Bye
Next game: The Citadel (Sept. 17).

ETSU Buccaneers

(1-1, 0-1 Southern)
Previous Ranking: 16
Week 2:20-17 loss at The Citadel
Next Game: Furman (Sept. 17)

North Dakota Fighting Hawks

(1-1, 1-0 Missouri Valley)
Previous Ranking: Not Ranked
Week 2:29 – 27 win over Northern Iowa
Next Game:at Northern Arizona, September 17

Team of the Week


Eastern Kentucky Colonels

(1-1, 1-0 ASUN-WAC)
Prior Ranking: 24
Week 2 Results:59–57, 7-OT win in Bowling Green

For the first time since 2014, the Colonels won FBS. This was the latest overtime in which an FCS Football team has faced a Division I opponent. After Parker McKinney’s fourth touchdown pass in the fourth quarter, the ASUN program forced overtime. Bowling Green was outlasted by the ASUN program with six points in each of the seven additional sessions.

Next game: Charleston Southern (Sept. 24, 2008)

Northern Iowa Panthers

(0-2, 0-1 Missouri Valley)
Previous Ranking: 22
Week 2:29–27 loss at North Dakota
Next Game: Sacramento State (Sept. 17)

Elon Phoenix

(1-1, 0-0 Southern)
Previous Ranking: Not Ranked
Week 2:26-0 victory at Wofford
Next Game: Gardner-Webb (Sept. 17)

Kennesaw State Owls

(0-2, 0-1 ASUN-WAC)
Previous Ranking: 21
Week 2 Result: 63-10 loss at Cincinnati
Next Game:Wofford, Sept. 24,

UC Davis Aggies

(0-2, 0-0 Big Sky)
Previous Ranking: Not Ranked
Week 2:24-22 Loss at South Dakota State
Next Game: San Diego (Sept. 17)


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