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My FCS Top 25, 11/12/2012

My vote follows below the flip, along with the ECAC Lambert Meadowlands Cup poll for this week.



1: Montana State Bobcats
2: North Dakota State Bison
3: Old Dominion Monarchs
4: Eastern Washington Eagles
5: Georgia Southern Eagles
6: Sam Houston State Bearkats
7: New Hampshire Wildcats
8: Appalachian State Mountaineers
9: Central Arkansas Bears
10: Cal Poly Mustangs
11: Lehigh Mountain Hawks
12: Stony Brook Seawolves
13: James Madison Dukes
14: Wofford Terriers
15: South Dakota State Jackrabbits
16: Villanova Wildcats
17: Illinois State Redbirds
18: Bethune-Cookman Wildcats
19: Indiana State Sycamores
20: Richmond Spiders
21: Colgate Raiders
22: Northern Arizona Lumberjacks
23: Towson Tigers
24: Wagner Seahawks
25: Albany Great Danes

Let it not be said I didn't make my voice known as to whether Lehigh should be in the 20-team field.

It's also worth mentioning that Lehigh tumbled to No. 5 in the ECAC Lambert Meadowlands poll this weekend as well.  As a proxy for the best teams in the East, it's encouraging that Lehigh is ranked just above Stony Brook - something that may be important come playoff selection time if Lehigh wins - but it also shows how much Lehigh is rooting for Delaware to upset Villanova and William & Mary to upset Richmond.  One, or both, upsets would seem to really help the Mountain Hawks.

Division I - Championship Subdivision Record
1. Old Dominion 9-1
2. New Hampshire 8-2
3. Richmond 8-3
4. Villanova 7-3
5. Lehigh 9-1
6. Stony Brook 9-2
7. Towson 6-4
8. James Madison 7-3
9. Colgate 7-3
10. Albany 8-2
Also Receiving Votes: Harvard, Wagner

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