Monday, November 19, 2012 | Valley Football
Four Valley Teams Ranked in Polls

Four Missouri Valley Football Conference teams are ranked in the Top 25 in the final regular-season Sports Network and FCS Division I Coaches polls.   North Dakota State ended the regular-season ranked No. 1 in both polls and enter the playoffs as the top-seeded team.

A total of seven teams received votes in the season-ending Sports Network poll.   The top-ranked Bison are joined by Illinois State, South Dakota State and Indiana State in the Top 25.   Southern Illinois, UNI and Youngstown State also received votes.

 

The Sports Network FCS Top 25
College Football Poll
 
Team (First-place votes) 2012 Record Points Previous Rank
1. North Dakota State Bison (126) 10-1 3653 1
2. Montana State Bobcats (12) 10-1 3461 2
3. Old Dominion Monarchs (6) 10-1 3310 4
4. Eastern Washington Eagles 9-2 3176 5
5. Sam Houston State Bearkats (3) 8-3 3141 3
6. Georgia Southern Eagles 8-3 2779 6
7. Appalachian State Mountaineers 8-3 2688 8
8. Central Arkansas Bears 9-2 2510 10
9. Wofford Terriers 8-3 2318 9
10. Stony Brook Seawolves 9-2 1953 12
11. New Hampshire Wildcats 8-3 1910 7
12. Cal Poly Mustangs 9-2 1817 17
13. Lehigh Mountain Hawks 10-1 1802 14
14. Villanova Wildcats 8-3 1627 16
15. Towson Tigers 7-4 1626 19
16. Illinois State Redbirds 8-3 1611 11
17. James Madison Dukes 7-4 1290 13
18. Richmond Spiders 8-3 1244 20
19. South Dakota State Jackrabbits 8-3 1178 21
20. Northern Arizona Lumberjacks 8-3 1073 15
21. Eastern Kentucky Colonels 8-3 803 22
22. Bethune-Cookman Wildcats 9-2 612 24
23. Indiana State Sycamores 7-4 442 18
24. Colgate Raiders 8-3 336 NR
25. Eastern Illinois Panthers 7-4 258 24
Others receiving votes: UT Martin 244, Albany 204, Youngstown State 167, Samford 99, Harvard 91, Tennessee State 71, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 70, Wagner 49, The Citadel 29, McNeese State 22, Penn 21, Sacramento State 21, Southern Illinois 17, Coastal Carolina 15, Northern Iowa 10, Drake 8, North Dakota 8, Delaware 4, Howard 3, Chattanooga 2, North Carolina A&T 1, Liberty 1

 

2012 FCS Coaches Week 12 Poll (November 19, 2012)

Team (No. 1 Votes)                Record                             Points                      Last Week

1. North Dakota State (24)         10-1                                 647                               1

2. Montana State                       10-1                                 619                               2

3. Old Dominion (1)                   10-1                                 586                               4

4. Eastern Washington               9-2                                  556                               5

5. Sam Houston State (1)           8-3                                  552                               3

6. Appalachian State                  8-3                                  503                               8

7. Georgia Southern                   8-3                                  492                               6

8. Central Arkansas                    9-2                                  473                              10

9. Wofford                                 8-3                                  430                               9

10. Lehigh                                 10-1                                 355                              12

11. Stony Brook                         9-2                                  345                              13

12. Cal Poly                               9-2                                  324                              18

13. New Hampshire                    8-3                                  322                               7

14. Towson                                7-4                                  303                              16

15. Illinois State                         8-3                                  268                              11

16. Eastern Kentucky                 8-3                                  246                              17

17. Richmond                            8-3                                  238                              20

18. Villanova                              8-3                                  226                              21

19. Northern Arizona                   8-2                                  176                              15

20. James Madison                    7-4                                  162                              14

21. South Dakota State              8-3                                  154                              23

22. Bethune-Cookman                9-2                                  148                              22

23. Harvard                                8-2                                   58                               24

24. Indiana State                        7-4                                   51                               19

25. Colgate                                8-3                                   46                               NR

 

Others Receiving Votes: Eastern Illinois (40), Albany (28), UT Martin (16), The Citadel (14), Samford (12), Youngstown State (10), Wagner (10), Tennessee State (9), Pennsylvania (4), Jackson State (2), Arkansas Pine Bluff (2), Tennessee Tech (1).