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NDSU Finishes as Unanimous Number One in Final STATS FCS Poll

North Dakota State was the unanimous No. 1 in the final STATS FCS Top 25 poll released Monday, Jan. 8, following NDSU's 17-13 victory over previously unbeaten James Madison in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Game.

North Dakota State (14-1), previously ranked fourth but the No. 2 overall seed for the FCS playoffs, earned all 158 first-place votes and finished ahead of second-place James Madison (14-1).

South Dakota State (11-3), Sam Houston State (12-2) and Weber State (11-3) rounded out the top five followed by Wofford (10-3), North Carolina A&T (12-0), Kennesaw State (12-2), Jacksonville State (10-2) and Central Arkansas (10-2).

The Missouri Valley Football Conference had five teams in the final media poll including No. 13 Western Illinois (8-4), No. 15 South Dakota (8-5) and No. 17 Northern Iowa (8-5).

Full story: STATS FCS Top 25: Once again, North Dakota State is No. 1

 STATS FCS Top 25 – Final (Jan. 8, 2018)   

 

Team (First-Place Votes)

W-L

Pts

Prev

1

North Dakota State (158)

14-1

3950

4

2

James Madison

14-1

3788

1

3

South Dakota State

11-3

3512

6

4

Sam Houston State

12-2

3508

5

5

Weber State

11-3

3045

11

6

Wofford

10-3

2964

8

7

North Carolina A&T

12-0

2830

7

8

Kennesaw State

12-2

2748

18

9

Jacksonville State

10-2

2700

2

10

Central Arkansas

10-2

2560

3

11

Stony Brook

10-3

2155

10

12

New Hampshire

9-5

2141

21

13

Western Illinois

8-4

1857

9

14

Southern Utah

9-3

1831

12

15

South Dakota

8-5

1765

16

16

Grambling State

11-2

1451

13

17

Northern Iowa

8-5

1365

20

18

Samford

8-4

1302

14

19

Furman

8-5

1297

22

20

Elon

8-4

1117

15

21

Eastern Washington

7-4

693

17

22

McNeese State

9-2

675

19

23

San Diego

10-3

552

NR

24

Yale

9-1

299

24

25

Nicholls State

8-4

293

NR


Others receiving votes: Illinois State (220), Austin Peay (215), Northern Arizona (163), Monmouth (132), Delaware (53), Central Connecticut State (37), Columbia (27), Sacramento State (26), Richmond (22), Montana (16), Youngstown State (14), Alcorn State (8), Western Carolina (6), Southeastern Louisiana (6), Lehigh (3), Bethune-Cookman (2), Dartmouth (1), North Carolina Central (1).

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