Monday, January 9, 2017 | Valley Football
Three in MVFC Ranked in Final 6 of Both Polls

Youngstown State (2/2), North Dakota State (3/3) and South Dakota State (6/7) represent the MVFC in the final STATS and FCS Coaches polls, announced Jan. 9.   Illinois State was 26th in both polls while Western Illinois and UNI also received votes in STATS' final poll of 2016.

 

STATS FCS Top 25

 

Team (First-Place Votes)

W-L

Pts

Prev

1

James Madison (154)

14-1

3850

5

2

Youngstown State

12-4

3631

13

3

North Dakota State

12-2

3492

4

4

Eastern Washington

12-2

3428

3

5

Sam Houston State

12-1

3067

1

6

South Dakota State

9-4

2944

7

7

Jacksonville State

10-2

2776

2

8

Richmond

10-4

2666

12

9

Wofford

10-4

2532

19

10

Citadel

10-2

2386

6

11

Villanova

9-4

2225

9

12

North Dakota

9-3

2133

8

13

Chattanooga

9-4

2091

11

14

Central Arkansas

10-3

1798

14

15

Charleston Southern

7-4

1605

10

16

Grambling State

11-1

1496

16

17

New Hampshire

8-5

1323

22

18

Coastal Carolina

10-2

1164

15

19

San Diego

10-2

956

24

20

North Carolina A&T

9-3

915

17

21

Lehigh

9-3

776

18

22

North Carolina Central

9-3

716

20

23

Samford

7-5

624

23

24

Cal Poly

7-5

538

21

25

Weber State

7-5

284

25


Others receiving votes: Illinois State (167), Saint Francis (116), Princeton (83), Albany (65), UT Martin (31), Montana (30), Penn (22), Western Illinois (19), Fordham (17), Maine (17), Southeastern Louisiana (17), Northern Iowa (8), Kennesaw State (8), Duquesne (6), Southern University (6), Northern Arizona (5), Tennessee State (5), Southern Utah (4), Stony Brook (4), Dayton (2), McNeese State (2).

 

FCS Coaches Poll

 

Team (First-Place Votes)

W-L

Pts

Prev

1

James Madison (26)

14-1

650

5

2

Youngstown State

12-4

607

12

3

North Dakota State

12-2

599

3

4

Eastern Washington

12-2

574

4

5

Sam Houston State

12-1

519

1

6

Jacksonville State

10-2

494

2

7

South Dakota State

9-4

469

7

8

Richmond

10-4

444

13

9

The Citadel

10-2

404

6

10

Chattanooga

9-4

388

9

11

Wofford

10-4

374

19

12

North Dakota

9-3

373

8

13

Villanova

9-4

355

12

14

Charleston Southern

7-4

292

10

15

Grambling State

12-1

286

14

16

Central Arkansas

10-3

281

16

17

New Hampshire

8-5

217

21

18

Lehigh

9-3

206

15

19

North Carolina Central

9-3

176

18

20

North Carolina A&T

9-3

169

17

T21

Cal Poly

7-5

121

20

T21

San Diego

10-2

121

25

23

Samford

7-5

104

24

24

Weber State

7-5

73

23

25

Montana

6-5

33

22


Others receiving votes: Illinois State (25), Saint Francis (21), Princeton (20), Albany (15), Southeastern Louisiana (14), Kennesaw State (9), Southern Utah (7), Fordham (4), Penn (4), UT Martin (2).