No way! But with the current state of mess at the NCAA and with all this “superconference” talk thrown about like a poorly schemed screen play, I think my study, thought, and enjoyment goes to the FCS teams around the country. They seem content to play football instead of banker.

It started with a game back in January. You know, I did go to that game and thoroughly enjoy sitting with the EWU folks. It was the Eastern Washington-Delaware championship game last season played in Frisco. It was a good time and I was glad to see Delaware beaten (for reasons I won’t go into here…and now). If interested, check out that post: Crown Those Champions

But here you go – the FCS rankings as of September 12th. Looky here, there are 2 Texas schools in the top 25. Hmmm, I wonder what happened to my newest favorite team, the Fighting Sioux of the University of North Dakota? Remember that rant? We’ll have none of that from here on out…

Rankings

RANK SCHOOL (FIRST-PLACE) RECORD POINTS PREVIOUS
1 Georgia Southern (23) 2-0 695 2
2 Northern Iowa (4) 1-1 631 T3
3 Appalachian State 1-1 621 T3
4 Montana State 1-1 588 6
5 William & Mary 1-1 582 5
6 North Dakota State 2-0 532 8
7 Delaware 1-1 510 7
8 Wofford 1-1 486 9
9 Richmond 2-0 482 11
10 Eastern Washington (1) 0-2 457 1
11 Montana 1-1 398 13
12 New Hampshire 1-1 353 16
13 Stephen F. Austin 1-1 272 12
14 James Madison 1-1 269 17
15 Southern Illinois 1-1 268 15
16 Jacksonville State 1-1 243 10
17 Chattanooga 1-1 221 25
18 Central Arkansas 1-1 207 20
19 Lehigh 1-1 200 14
20 Liberty 1-1 181 21
21 South Carolina State 1-1 160 23
22 McNeese State 0-1 120 22
23 South Dakota 1-1 96 NR
24 Sacramento State 1-1 92 18
25 Massachusetts 1-0 68 NR

Dropped out: No. 19 Villanova, No. 24 Bethune-Cookman.

Others receiving votes: Pennsylvania (41), Murray State (29), Youngstown State (29), Villanova (22), Southern Utah (22), Eastern Kentucky (28), Bethune-Cookman (18), Eastern Illinois (18), Indiana State (18), Jackson State (14), Sam Houston State (14), Harvard (9), Coastal Carolina (9), Western Illinois (9), Illinois State (7), UC Davis (6), Butler (6), Towson (6), South Dakota State (5), Dayton (5), Cal Poly (4), Hampton (2), Jacksonville (2), Weber State (2), Furman (1), Central Connecticut State (1).

Shall we talk DIII college football now? Five words: Mount Union and Wisconsin Whitewater. I’ve watched them play the last couple years on some obscure ESPN channel at some crazy hour of the day (night).

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