Top 25 College Football Rankings 2021: Week 9 FCS Coaches Poll

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The college football season is back in full swing and the FCS has returned to action this fall after playing in the spring due to the coronavirus-delayed season just months ago. Ahead of the upcoming week, we get a look at how each team stacks up against the competition.

On Monday, the AFCA Coaches Poll for Week 9 was announced and Sam Houston continues to hang on to the top spot. Sam Houston earned 27 first-place votes following its shellacking of Tarleton, while North Dakota State steamrolled Indiana State to hang on at No. 2.

Checking in at No. 3 is James Madison which jumped two spots, while Montana State and Eastern Washington round out the top five.

Southern Illinois, previously ranked No. 3, fell six spots to No. 9 after a loss to No. 15 Northern Iowa, while the Villanova Wildcats crashed from No. 4 to No. 13 after falling to William & Mary.

Where does your favorite team rank?

A full look at the Week 9 FCS AFCA Coaches Poll can be seen below.

Rank   School (1st votes)         

1 Sam Houston (27) 7-0
2 North Dakota St. 8-0
3 James Madison 7-1
4 Montana St. 7-1
5 Eastern Washington 7-1
6 Southeastern Louisiana 7-1
7 UC Davis 7-1
8 Kennesaw St. 7-1
9 Southern Illinois 6-2
10 Montana 6-2
11 UT Martin 7-1
12 South Dakota St. 6-2
13 Villanova 6-2
14 East Tennessee St. 7-1
15 Northern Iowa 5-3
16 Princeton 7-0
17 Jackson St. 7-1
18 VMI 6-2
19 Eastern Kentucky 6-2
20 Missouri St. 5-3
21 South Dakota 5-3
22 Sacramento St. 6-2
23 William & Mary 6-2
24 Weber St. 4-4
25 Chattanooga 5-3

Dropped Out: Harvard (21), Rhode Island (25)

Others Receiving Votes: Harvard, 27; Monmouth (N.J.), 21; Mercer, 16; Dartmouth, 14; Prairie View A&M, 14; Central Arkansas, 13; Florida A&M, 13; Stephen F. Austin, 12; Holy Cross, 11; Delaware, 10; UIW, 8; Maine, 6; Nicholls, 5; Davidson, 2.

AP Top 25 College Football Rankings 2021: Week 10 AP Poll
AP Top 25 College Football Rankings 2021: Week 10 AP Poll
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