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My FCS Top 25, 9/6/2011

Below the flip, see my Top 25 for this week.  (more)
 1: Eastern Washington Eagles
2: Georgia Southern Eagles
3: William & Mary Tribe
4: Richmond Spiders
5: North Dakota State Bison
6: Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens
7: Wofford Terriers
8: Northern Iowa Panthers
9: Appalachian State Mountaineers
10: Lehigh Mountain Hawks
11: Sacramento State Hornets
12: Montana State Bobcats
13: Jacksonville State Gamecocks
14: Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks
15: New Hampshire Wildcats
16: Southern Illinois Salukis
17: James Madison Dukes
18: Pennsylvania Quakers
19: Bethune-Cookman Wildcats
20: South Carolina State Bulldogs
21: Montana Grizzlies
22: Liberty Flames
23: Chattanooga Mocs
24: McNeese State Cowboys
25: Colgate Raiders

Three quick hits on my Top 25:
1) Villanova, with a giant loss to Temple this year, could have been a huge reality check that the Wildcats will struggle.  That's why they're not in my Top 25.

2) Not a lot of love for the OVC in my poll.  Jacksonville State struggled to beat an (admittedly) good team in UT-Martin, but struggled to get a late lead at home and was helped by the officials denying a late-game FG attempt for the Skyhawks.  The Gamecocks might recover and make this a successful season yet, but the nail-biter to start the year might be the sign that the OVC might not be all that.

3) Appalachian State and Delaware, both victims of lopsided losses to (admittedly) pretty good FBS competition in Virginia Tech and Navy, still barely remained in my Top Ten - mainly because, frankly, it was hard to see who was going to remain in the Top Ten after a tough week.  It made Northern Iowa, a team who would normally have dropped after a tough week, into, surprisingly, a team on the rise by "only" losing by one to Iowa State.

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