Top 25 College Football Rankings 2022: Week 7 FCS Coaches Poll

Close up of an american football on the field, players in the background - retro styled photo


The college football season is back in full swing and the FCS delivered some quality games for another action-packed weekend. 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 7 was announced and there were some major shakeups at the top after the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the country suffered defeat.

After having a stranglehold on the top spot for a number of weeks, North Dakota State was upset by its rival South Dakota State. As a result, South Dakota State jumped to No. 1 in the rankings, while North Dakota State fell to No. 4.

The new No. 2 team is Montana State, followed by Sacramento State to round out the top three.

There are two big Top 25 matchups this coming weekend, and both are from the Big Sky Conference. No. 2 Montana State hosts No. 5 Weber State while No. 3 Sacramento State plays host to No. 7 Montana.

Both games will have an impact on who sits at the top of the conference standings.

Where does your favorite team rank?

A full look at the Week 7 FCS AFCA Coaches Poll can be seen below.

Week 7 FCS AFCA Coaches Poll 

Team (1st votes)RecordPoints Previous Rank
1South Dakota St. (26)6-16713
2Montana St.6-16214
3Sacramento St. (1)6-06165
4North Dakota St.5-25931
5Weber St.6-05736
6Jackson St.6-05137
9Holy Cross6-04678
13William & Mary5-134313
14UT Martin4-229514
17Southern Illinois5-223719
18Southeast Missouri St.5-117121
19Rhode Island4-217022
20Stephen F. Austin4-314720
22Austin Peay5-29324

Dropped Out: Villanova (16)

Others Receiving Votes: North Carolina Central, 48; Furman, 39; Villanova, 31; North Dakota, 23; New Hampshire, 18; Pennsylvania, 14; Florida A&M, 11; Abilene Christian, 10; St. Thomas (Minn.), 7; Merrimack, 5; Eastern Kentucky, 4; Illinois St., 2; Campbell, 1; Hampton, 1; Stetson, 1.

Heisman Trophy Odds 2022: CJ Stroud Clear Favorite After Week 7
Heisman Trophy Odds 2022: CJ Stroud Clear Favorite After Week 7