College Football

Unbeaten Princeton rising in STATS FCS Top 25

By CRAIG HALEY

STATS FCS Senior Editor

(STATS) - Top-ranked North Dakota State tied for the second-longest winning streak in FCS history with its 26th straight victory this past Saturday.

Princeton is halfway behind with the second-longest active streak at 13. It's a run that will be put to the test in the Ivy League, according to the STATS FCS Top 25 on Monday.Princeton moved up four spots to No. 21 in the national media rankings, but Dartmouth and Yale weren't far behind among teams receiving votes just outside the Top 25. All three teams are 3-0, giving the Ivy League, which starts its season later than other conferences, a trio of the five unbeaten teams in the FCS, joining NDSU (5-0) and No. 5 Villanova (6-0).

On Saturday, Dartmouth will host Yale, while NDSU (No. 10 Northern Iowa) and Villanova (No. 2 James Madison) face Top 10 opponents. Princeton, whose program was one of the participants in the first college football game 150 years ago, will host winless Lafayette Friday night.

NDSU, the top-time defending FCS champion, collected all but one of the 156 first-place votes in the poll. James Madison claimed the other first-place vote.

A national panel of sports information and media relations directors, broadcasters, writers and other dignitaries select the STATS FCS Top 25. A first-place vote is worth 25 points, a second-place vote 24 points, all the way down to one point for a 25th-place vote.

---

STATS FCS Top 25 (Oct. 7)

1. North Dakota State (5-0), 3,899 points (155 first-place votes)

Previous Ranking: 1; Last Week's Result: 37-3 win over Illinois State

2. James Madison (5-1), 3,704 (1 first-place vote)

Previous Ranking: 2; Last Week's Result: 45-38 OT win over Stony Brook

3. South Dakota State (4-1), 3,611

Previous Ranking: 3; Last Week's Result: 28-10 win over Southern Illinois

4. Weber State (3-2), 3,286

Previous Ranking: 4; Last Week's Result: 41-35 win over Idaho

5. Villanova (6-0), 3,221

Previous Ranking: 5; Last Week's Result: 35-28 win over William & Mary

6. Montana State (5-1), 3,043

Previous Ranking: 6; Last Week's Result: 34-28 OT win over Cal Poly

7. Kennesaw State (4-1), 2,820

Previous Ranking: 7; Last Week's Result: Bye

8. Montana (5-1), 2,815

Previous Ranking: 8; Last Week's Result: 59-20 win over Idaho State

9. Towson (3-2), 2,497

Previous Ranking: 9; Last Week's Result: Bye

10. Northern Iowa (3-2), 2,357

Previous Ranking: 13; Last Week's Result: 21-14 win over Youngstown State

11. Furman (4-2), 2,271

Previous Ranking: 14; Last Week's Result: 58-14 win over Samford

12. Nicholls (3-2), 2,173

Previous Ranking: 16; Last Week's Result: 34-14 win over Central Arkansas

13. North Carolina A&T (4-1), 1,993

Previous Ranking: 15; Last Week's Result: 58-19 win over Norfolk State

14. Illinois State (3-2), 1,810

Previous Ranking: 10; Last Week's Result: 37-3 loss to North Dakota State

15. Delaware (3-2), 1,437

Previous Ranking: 19; Last Week's Result: Bye

16. Central Arkansas (3-2), 1,391

Previous Ranking: 11; Last Week's Result: 34-14 loss to Nicholls

17. Jacksonville State (4-2), 1,118

Previous Ranking: 21; Last Week's Result: 31-23 win over Tennessee State

18. Maine (2-3), 1,071

Previous Ranking: 20; Last Week's Result: Bye

19. Youngstown State (4-1), 985

Previous Ranking: 18; Last Week's Result: 21-14 loss to Youngstown State

20. Southeast Missouri (3-2), 959

Previous Ranking: 23; Last Week's Result: 43-37, 2-OT win over Tennessee Tech

21. Princeton (3-0), 775

Previous Ranking: 25; Last Week's Result: 21-10 win over Columbia

22. Stony Brook (4-2), 680

Previous Ranking: 24; Last Week's Result: 45-38 OT loss to James Madison

23. Southeastern Louisiana (3-2), 525

Previous Ranking: 17; Last Week's Result: 38-34 loss to McNeese

24. UC Davis (2-4), 414

Previous Ranking: 12; Last Week's Result: 38-36 loss to North Dakota

25. Sam Houston State (4-2), 351

Previous Ranking: N/R; Last Week's Result: 31-20 win over Stephen F. Austin

Dropped Out: Eastern Washington (22)

Others Receiving Votes: Sacramento State 350; Dartmouth 281; South Carolina State 198; North Dakota 195; Austin Peay 114; Yale 88; Central Connecticut State 70; Wofford 39; Alcorn State 28; Eastern Washington 26; New Hampshire 24; Tennessee Tech 23; McNeese 20; Houston Baptist 17; Samford 8; UT Martin 7; Elon 3; Georgetown 2; Cal Poly 1

Updated October 7, 2019

Sports Data API Powered by STATS © 2019 by STATS.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS is strictly prohibited.

Teams Score Time
NCAA MBB
Alcorn State 8 11:52 1st
North Carolina State 19
NHL
Hurricanes   8:30pm
Blackhawks  
Teams Score Time
Alcorn State 8 11:52 1st
North Carolina State 19
Vermont 7 14:07 1st
Virginia 8
East Tennessee State   8:00pm
Kansas  
Fairfield   8:30pm
Maryland  
UT Arlington   9:00pm
Gonzaga  
Maine   11:00pm
Washington  
Teams Score Time
Warriors   8:00pm
Grizzlies  
Trail Blazers   8:00pm
Pelicans  
Suns   10:00pm
Kings  
Thunder   10:30pm
Lakers  
Teams Score Time
Bruins 0 14:10 1st
Devils 0
Wild 0 16:30 1st
Sabres 0
Canadiens 0 14:59 1st
Blue Jackets 1
Islanders 0 15:29 1st
Penguins 0
Flyers 0 15:49 1st
Panthers 0
Senators   7:30pm
Red Wings  
Lightning   8:00pm
Blues  
Jets   8:00pm
Predators  
Hurricanes   8:30pm
Blackhawks  
Canucks   8:30pm
Stars  
Avalanche   9:00pm
Flames  
Maple Leafs   10:00pm
Golden Knights  
Oilers   10:30pm
Sharks  
MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES AT MIAMI
Pos # Name Start Pos
1 18 Kyle Busch 4
2 19 Martin Truex Jr 3
3 20 Erik Jones 16
4 4 Kevin Harvick 2
5 22 Joey Logano 5
6 14 Clint Bowyer 10
7 6 Ryan Newman 15
8 3 Austin Dillon 22
9 88 Alex Bowman 12
NASCAR XFINITY SERIES AT MIAMI
Pos # Name Start Pos
1 2 Tyler Reddick 1
2 00 Cole Custer 2
3 98 Chase Briscoe 5
4 9 Noah Gragson 10
5 20 Christopher Bell 7
6 36 John Hunter Nemechek 6
7 22 Austin Cindric 3
8 19 Brandon Jones 4
9 8 Jeb Burton 18
FORD ECOBOOST 200
Pos # Name Start Pos
1 16 Austin Hill 5
2 88 Matt Crafton 9
3 51 Christian Eckes 2
4 45 Ross Chastain 3
5 24 Brett Moffitt 4
6 13 Johnny Sauter 6
7 98 Grant Enfinger 7
8 4 Todd Gilliland 11
9 2 Sheldon Creed 12