December 4, 2022

Photo Cred: Sacramento State Athletics

We have the honor of being one of the 54 voters in the FCS Stats Perform Top-25 for the 2022 season. Each week we will release our official ballot and provide some explanation for the biggest movers in our FCS Top-25 each week at the FCS level. You can also hear the rationale on our weekly FCS Recap on our YouTube channel every Sunday/Monday night.

Week 10 Top-25 Ballot

25. Southeastern Louisiana (6-3)

Week 10: 47-31 Win Over Lamar

24. Fordham (7-2)

Week 10: 59-17 Win Over Bucknell

23. Rhode Island (6-3)

Week 10: 26-22 Win Over Maine

22. New Hampshire (6-3)

Week 10: 40-34 Loss To #14 Richmond

21. North Dakota (6-3)

Week 10: 42-7 Win Over Indiana State

20. Southeast Missouri State (7-2)

Week 10: 42-0 Win Over Tennessee State

19. Princeton (8-0)

Week 10: 17-14 Win Over Dartmouth

18. Montana (6-3)

Week 10: 57-0 Win Over Cal Poly

17. Delaware (7-2)

Week 10: 49-17 Win Over Monmouth

16. Elon (7-3)

Week 10: 27-3 Win Over UAlbany

15. Mercer (7-2)

Week 10: Bye Week

14. Chattanooga (7-2)

Week 10: 31-21 Win Over The Citadel

13. Idaho (6-3)

Week 10: 48-16 Win Over Eastern Washington

12. Richmond (7-2)

Week 10: 40-34 Win Over #17 New Hampshire

11. Furman (7-2)

Week 10: Bye Week

10. Samford (8-1)

Week 10: 34-15 Win Over VMI

9. Incarnate Word (9-1)

Week 10: 73-20 Win Over Houston Christian

8. Jackson State (9-0)

Week 10: 41-14 Win Over Texas Southern

7. William & Mary (8-1)

Week 10: 20-14 Win Over Hampton

6. Weber State (7-2)

Week 10: 33-30 Loss To #2 Sacramento State

5. Holy Cross (9-0)

Week 10: 42-14 Win Over Lehigh

4. North Dakota State (7-2)

Week 10: 56-17 Win Over Western Illinois

3. Montana State (8-1)

Week 10: 41-38 Win Over Northern Arizona

2. South Dakota State (9-1)

Week 10: 31-28 Win Over Northern Iowa

1. Sacramento State (9-0)

Week 10: 33-30 Win Over #5 Weber State

Analysis On Week 10 Performances:

New teams on my Top-25 ballot: Southeastern Louisiana

Teams who dropped out of my Top-25: UT Martin

Southeastern Louisiana is the only new team in my ballot this week after a 47-31 win over Lamar. The Lions sit at 6-3 with a Top-10 win over Incarnate Word on their resume. That win gives the Lions full control of their destiny and wins in the final two weeks will lock up the auto bid for the Southland.

UT Martin drops out of the Top-25 for the first time this season after being a preseason Top-15 program. The Skyhawks fall to 5-4 with a 44-27 loss to Kennesaw State as the Owls defense forced 5 interceptions this weekend.

Sacramento State takes over the #1 spot on our ballot for the first time this season. The Hornets have three Top-15 wins & a 41-10 win over Colorado State on their resume. Rankings should be based on resume & on-field performance; not a hypothetical matchup that has not happened or previous success in the postseason. Nobody has a better resume for the #1 spot than Sacramento State after the first ten weeks of the season.

Richmond enters the Top-15 for the first time this season after an impressive win over New Hampshire. The Spiders are 7-2 with their only losses coming to Virginia & a 2-OT loss to Elon on the road. The final two weeks will be huge tests for the Spiders with games against William & Mary and Delaware.

Princeton also made a move into the Top-20 of our ballot after the Tigers kept their undefeated season alive with a win over Dartmouth. The Tigers have two big games to end the season against Yale and Penn, but could have their 2nd undefeated season since 2018.

Notable Week 11 Games: #10 Samford @ #14 Chattanooga, #11 Furman @ #15 Mercer, #12 Richmond @ #17 Delaware, #23 Rhode Island @ #22 New Hampshire, #4 North Dakota State @ Southern Illinois, #19 Princeton @ Yale, UC Davis @ #13 Idaho, Illinois State @ #1 South Dakota State, Villanova @ #7 William & Mary

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