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Six MVFC Teams Ranked in FCS Top 25 Poll Again This Week

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Six MVFC Teams Ranked in FCS Top 25 Poll Again This Week
SDSU's Jake Wieneke leads the nation in scoring. The Jackrabbits host Cal Poly this Saturday.

Photo - WR Cooper Kupp - Eastern Washington

Six league teams, led by top-10 spots by North Dakota State (1), Illinois State (5), UNI (9) and South Dakota State (9) are ranked in the three polls this week. Western Illinois (15) and Youngstown State (20) are also in the Top 25, while South Dakota and Southern Illinois received votes.

Four league teams (Illinois State, Missouri State, North Dakota State, Western Illinois) have started the season with 2-0 records. Only one team (South Dakota State, 3-0) started last year with an unblemished record after two contests. The last time the MVFC had four or more teams at 2-0 was in 2013, when five teams started the year with at least two-straight wins.

NDSU has been ranked in 82-straight top-25 regular-season polls, the league’s best active streak. The Bison hold the top spot in the FCS Coaches poll, the STATS FCS poll and the HERO Sports rankings.

FCS Poll 2016 - Week 2
Rankings as of 9/12/2016

Rank / School / Votes / Prev
1 North Dakota State (2-0) 4205 (151) - 1
2 Richmond (2-0) 4046 (18) - 2
3 Sam Houston State (1-0) 3757 - 4
4 Jacksonville State (1-1) 3350 - 5
5 Illinois State (2-0) 3293 - 10
6 Chattanooga (2-0) 3291 - 6
7 Montana (2-0) 3103 - 14
8 Eastern Washington (1-1) 2851 - 8
9 South Dakota State (1-1) 2789 - 9
10 UNI (1-1) 2741 - 3
11 James Madison (2-0) 2560 - 12
12 Charleston Southern (1-2) 2381 - 7
13 William & Mary (1-1) 2116 - 13
14 McNeese (1-1) 1869 - 11
15 Citadel (2-0) 1860 - 15
16 Western Illinois (2-0) 1765 - 18
17 Coastal Carolina (2-0) 1514 - 17
18 North Carolina A&T (2-0) 1238 - 23
19 Portland State (1-1) 1044 - 16
20 Youngstown State (1-1) 771 - 20
21 Villanova (1-1) 757 - 22
22 New Hampshire (1-1) 618 - 24
23 Colgate (0-1) 606 - 21
24 Northern Arizona (0-2) 443 - 19
25 Albany (2-0) 385 - NR

Others: Towson (212) , Harvard (153) , Eastern Illinois (144) ,Samford (128) , Fordham (112) , Grambling State (112) ,Eastern Kentucky (101) , Southern Utah (92) , North Dakota (92) , Alcorn State (71) , Stony Brook (59) , Western Carolina (47) ,Nicholls (38) , Delaware (31) , Montana State (22) , Cal Poly (20) , Penn (20) , Tennessee State (17) , Furman (16) , Central Arkansas (16) , South Dakota (13) , Dayton (12) , Dartmouth (8) , Liberty (6) , Bethune-Cookman (5) , Florida A&M (5) , UT Martin(5) , Monmouth (5) , Wofford (5) , Weber State (2) , Southern Illinois (2) , Northern Colorado (1)

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites

2016 Draft Insiders’ Digest - Top 25 Preseason Poll

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2016 Preseason Draft Insiders’ Digest Top 25 Poll

Defending national champion Alabama topped both heads the AP and Coaches preseason polls. Draft Insiders.com picks Clemson to avenge their title game lose to the Crimson Tide and win the ACC title once again. Clemson ranks second nationally in other polls after seeing their perfect 2015 season end with a loss to Alabama in the championship game. The top ten is filled with strong programs including Oklahoma, Florida St, Ohio St, LSU and Notre Dame all with talented squads and capable of pressing for the coveted BCS trophy.

2016 Preseason Top 25 Draft Inisders’ Poll

Photo - RB Leonard Fournette - LSU

Draft Insiders’ will have our 2016 All–American Team this week

1. Clemson
2. Oklahoma
3. Ohio St
4. Alabama
5. Florida St
6. LSU
7. Notre Dame
8. Stanford
9. Michigan
10. Michigan St
11. Ole Miss
12. Houston
13. Tennessee
14. TCU
15. Georgia
16. Iowa
17. USC
18. Washington
19. Oklahoma St
20. Baylor
21. UCLA
22. North Carolina
23. Oregon
24. Louisville
25. Florida

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites

Top 25 AP Preseason Poll - Alabama Holds Top Spot

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2016 Preseason Top 25 AP Poll

Draft Insiders’ will have their Preseason Top 25 Poll in late August along with our 2016 All–American Team

Defending national champion Alabama heads the AP preseason poll following the top ranking in the Coaches poll a few weeks ago. The Crimson Tide hopes to defend their title with 13 starters returning after winning their 4th national championship over HC Nick Saban's seven seasons in Tuscaloosa. The Tide hopes to repeat and duplicate their 2011-2012 back to back titles. National title loser Clemson ranks second nationally after seeing their perfect 2015 season end with a loss to Alabama in the championship game. The top ten is filled with strong programs including Oklahoma, Florida St, LSU, Ohio St, Michigan, Stanford, Tennessee and Notre Dame rounding out the top ten teams. All have have talented squads and capable of pressing for the coveted BCS trophy.

Photo - RB Christian McCaffrey - Stanford

2016 Preseason Associated Press Poll
(first-place votes in parentheses and total points received)

1. Alabama (33) - 1,469
2. Clemson (16) - 1,443
3. Oklahoma (4) - 1,352
4. Florida State (5) - 1,325
5. LSU (1) - 1,269
6. Ohio State (1) - 1,224
7. Michigan (1) - 1,147
8. Stanford - 1,029
9. Tennessee - 1,021
10. Notre Dame - 1,006
11. Ole Miss - 718
12. Michigan State - 710
13. TCU - 707
14. Washington - 651
15. Houston - 644
16. UCLA - 496
17. Iowa - 484
18. Georgia - 448
19. Louisville - 447
20. USC - 344
21. Oklahoma State - 316
22. North Carolina - 283
23. Baylor - 280
24. Oregon - 218
25. Florida - 180

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites

2016 Preseason Top 25 Coaches Poll

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2016 Preseason Top 25 Coaches Poll

Draft Insiders’ will have their Preseason Top 25 Poll in late August along with our 2016 All–American Team

Defending national champion Alabama heads the Coaches preseason poll. The Crimson Tide hopes to defend their title with 13 starters returning after winning their 4th national championship over HC Nick Saban's seven seasons in Tuscaloosa. The Tide hopes to repeat and duplicate their 2011-2012 back to back titles. National title loser Clemson ranks second nationally after seeing their perfect 2015 season end with a loss to Alabama in the championship game. The top ten is filled with strong programs including Oklahoma, Florida St, Ohio St, LSU and Notre Dame all with talented squads and capable of pressing for the coveted BCS trophy.

Photo - RB Leonard Fournette - LSU

2016 Preseason Coaches Poll
(first-place votes in parentheses with total points received)

1. Alabama (55) - 1,585
2. Clemson (7) - 1,524
3. Oklahoma - 1,398
4. Florida State (1) - 1,351
5. Ohio State - 1,321
6. LSU - 1,241
7. Stanford - 1,149
8. Michigan - 1,062
9. Notre Dame - 1,034
10. Tennessee (1) - 960
11. Michigan State - 901
12. Ole Miss - 792
13. Houston - 668
14. TCU - 649
15. Iowa - 579
16. Georgia - 525
17. USC - 468
18. Washington - 454
19. Oklahoma State - 426
20. North Carolina - 422
21. Baylor - 383
22. Oregon - 361
23. Louisville - 331
24. UCLA - 296
25. Florida - 245

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites

College Football Final Rankings - Clemson & Alabama Hold Top Two

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College Football Final Rankings

Clemson & Alabama Hold Top Two Spots
Oklahoma & Michigan St. Complete Top Four

Team of Week - Michigan St.

Players of Week
Offense - RB Christian McCaffrey - Stanford
Defense – LB Reggie Ragland - Alabama

Photo – RB Christian McCaffrey - Stanford

Draft Insiders’ 2015 Top 25 Poll –
Frank Coyle - scout

Rank/ Team /Record
1. Clemson - 13-0
2. Alabama - 12-1
3. Oklahoma - 12-1
4. Michigan St. - 12-1
5. Iowa - 12-1
6. Ohio St. - 11-1
7. Stanford - 11-2
8. Notre Dame - 10-2
9. Florida St - 10-2
10. North Carolina - 11-2
11. TCU - 10-2
12. Oklahoma St. - 10-2
13. Ole Miss - 9-3
14. Northwestern - 10-2
15. Michigan - 9-3
16. Oregon - 9-3
17. Baylor - 9-3
18. Florida - 10-3
19. Houston - 12-1
20. Navy - 9-2
21. Wisconsin - 9-3
22. Utah - 9-3
23. Temple -10-3
24. LSU - 8-3
25. USC - 8-5

The CFP Committee's Final Top 25 Ranking of 2015:
1 Clemson 13-0
2 Alabama 12-1
3 Michigan State 12-1
4 Oklahoma 11-1
5 Iowa 12-1
6 Stanford 11-2
7 Ohio State 11-1
8 Notre Dame 10-2
9 Florida State 10-2
10 North Carolina 11-2
11 TCU 10-2
12 Ole Miss 9-3
13 Northwestern 10-2
14 Michigan 9-3
15 Oregon 9-3
16 Oklahoma State 10-2
17 Baylor 9-3
18 Houston 12-1
19 Florida 10-3
20 LSU 8-3
21 Navy 9-2
22 Utah 9-3
23 Tennessee 8-4
24 Temple 10-3
25 USC 8-5

AP Top 25 Ranking
1 Clemson(51) 13-0 1510
2 Alabama(9) 12-1 1465
3 Michigan State(1) 12-1 1382
4 Oklahoma 11-1 1376
5 Stanford 11-2 1221
6 Iowa 12-1 1214
7 Ohio State 11-1 1208
8 Notre Dame 10-2 1070
9 Florida State 10-2 972
10 North Carolina 11-2 949
11 TCU 10-2 936
12 Northwestern 10-2 776
13 Oklahoma State 10-2 767
14 Houston 12-1 710
15 Oregon 9-3 685
16 Ole Miss 9-3 656
17 Michigan 9-3 578
18 Baylor 9-3 426
19 Florida 10-3 420
20 Utah 9-3 323
21 Navy 9-2 271
22 LSU 8-3 270
23 Wisconsin 9-3 197
24 Temple 10-3 94
25 Western Kentucky 11-2 70

Dropped from rankings: USC 24

Others receiving votes: Georgia 67, USC 57, BYU 28, Tennessee 23, San Diego State 22, Arkansas 20, Washington State 20, Memphis 10, Bowling Green 8, South Florida 8, Mississippi State 6, Toledo 4, UCLA 4, Arkansas State 2

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

Top 25 Poll - Michigan St. & Oklahoma Score Key Conference Victories

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Draft Insiders’ 2015 Top 25 Poll – Week #13 Rankings
Clemson & Iowa Remain Undefeated
Michigan St. & Oklahoma Score Key Conference Victories

Team of Week - Oklahoma

Players of Week
Offense - RB Ezekiel Elliott - Ohio St.
Defense - DE Joey Bosa - Ohio St.
Special Teams - RB/RS Christian McCaffrey - Stanford

Photo - RB Ezekiel Elliott - Ohio St.

Draft Insiders’ 2015 Top 25 Poll –
Frank Coyle - scout

Rank/ Team /Record
1. Clemson - 12-0
2. Alabama - 11-1
3. Oklahoma - 11-1
4. Iowa - 12-0
5. Michigan St. - 11-1
6. Ohio St. - 11-1
7. North Carolina - 11-1
8. Stanford – 10-2
9. Notre Dame - 10-2
10. Florida St - 10-2
11. Baylor - 9-2
12. Florida - 10-2
13. TCU - 10-2
14. Oklahoma St. - 10-2
15. Ole Miss - 9-3
16. Oregon - 9-3
17. Houston - 11-1
18. Northwestern - 10-2
19. Michigan - 9-3
20. Navy - 9-2
21. Wisconsin - 9-3
22. Utah - 9-3
23. Temple -10-2
24. LSU - 8-3
25. USC - 8-4

AP Top 25
Rank/Team /Record /Points
1 Clemson(53) 12-0 1511
2 Alabama(8) 11-1 1469
3 Oklahoma 11-1 1367
4 Iowa 12-0 1345
5 Michigan State 11-1 1318
6 Ohio State 11-1 1197
7 Stanford 10-2 1137
8 North Carolina 11-1 1085
9 Notre Dame 10-2 1022
10 Florida State 10-2 951
11 TCU 10-2 927
12 Baylor 9-2 842
13 Northwestern 10-2 711
14 Oklahoma State 10-2 699
15 Oregon 9-3 616
16 Ole Miss 9-3 584
17 Houston 11-1 571
18 Florida 10-2 566
19 Michigan 9-3 518
20 Temple 10-2 269
21 Utah 9-3 244
22 Navy 9-2 206
23 LSU 8-3 199
24 USC 8-4 189
25 Wisconsin 9-3 124

Dropped from rankings: Washington State 20, UCLA 22, Mississippi State 23, Toledo 24

Others receiving votes: Georgia 47, Western Kentucky 24, BYU 20, Arkansas 17, South Florida 9, Memphis 9, Tennessee 9, Washington State 8, UCLA 4, Mississippi State 4, San Diego State 3, Arkansas State 2, Toledo 1, West Virginia 1

Coaches Poll
Rank /Team /Record /Points
1 Clemson(52) 12-0 1558
2 Alabama(8) 11-1 1508
3 Iowa(1) 12-0 1412
4 Oklahoma(2) 11-1 1408
5 Michigan State 11-1 1350
6 Ohio State 11-1 1252
7 Stanford 10-2 1155
8 North Carolina 11-1 1107
9 Florida State 10-2 1054
10 Notre Dame 10-2 994
11 TCU 10-2 931
12 Baylor 9-2 836
13 Northwestern 10-2 768
14 Oklahoma State 10-2 688
15 Florida 10-2 655
16 Oregon 9-3 634
17 Ole Miss 9-3 595
18 Houston 11-1 526
19 Michigan 9-3 515
20 Utah 9-3 287
21 Temple 10-2 276
22 Navy 9-2 223
23 LSU 8-3 207
24 USC 8-4 164
25 Wisconsin 9-3 148

Dropped from rankings: Washington State 20, Mississippi State 22, UCLA 23

Others receiving votes: Georgia 82, Western Kentucky 22, UCLA 20, San Diego State 14, Memphis 14, BYU 13, Washington State 13, Mississippi State 9, Tennessee 8, West Virginia 8, Arkansas State 7, Toledo 6, Appalachian State 5, Texas A&M 2, Bowling Green 1

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

Clemson & Iowa Stand Alone Undefeated - Top 25 Poll

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Draft Insiders’ 2015 Top 25 Poll – Week #12 Rankings
Clemson & Iowa Stand Alone Undefeated
Michigan St. & Oklahoma Continue to Rise Up Ranks

Team of Week - Michigan St.

Players of Week
Offense - QB Vernon Adams - Oregon
Defense – DE Shilique Calhoun - Michigan St.
Special Teams - PK Michael Geiger - Michigan St.

Photo – DE Shilique Calhoun - Michigan St.

Draft Insiders’ 2015 Top 25 Poll –
Frank Coyle - scout

Rank/ Team /Record
1. Clemson - 11-0
2. Alabama - 10-1
3. Notre Dame - 10-1
4. Iowa - 11-0
5. Michigan St. - 10-1
6. Oklahoma - 10-1
7. Florida - 10-1
8. Ohio St. - 10-1
9. Baylor - 9-1
10. Oklahoma St. - 10-1
11. North Carolina - 10-1
12. Stanford - 9-2
13. Michigan - 9-2
14. Florida St - 9-2
15. TCU - 9-2
16. Navy - 9-1
17. Wisconsin - 8-2
18. Northwestern - 9-2
19. Ole Miss - 8-3
20. Houston - 10-1
21. Oregon - 8-3
22. UCLA - 7-3
23. Washington St. - 8-3
24. Utah - 8-3
25. Miss St. - 8-3

AP Top 25

Rank/Team /Record /Points
1 Clemson(55) 11-0 1518
2 Alabama(6) 10-1 1469
3 Iowa 11-0 1325
4 Notre Dame 10-1 1317
5 Oklahoma 10-1 1295
6 Michigan State 10-1 1286
7 Baylor 9-1 1161
8 Ohio State 10-1 1051
9 Oklahoma State 10-1 995
10 Florida 10-1 926
11 North Carolina 10-1 900
12 Michigan 9-2 855
13 Stanford 9-2 816
14 Florida State 9-2 680
15 TCU 9-2 652
16 Navy 9-1 647
17 Northwestern 9-2 593
18 Oregon 8-3 470
19 Ole Miss 8-3 358
20 Washington State 8-3 354
21 Houston 10-1 275
22 UCLA 8-3 230
23 Mississippi State 8-3 132
24 Toledo 9-1 123
25 Temple 9-2 107

Dropped from rankings: LSU 17, Utah 18, Wisconsin 21, USC 22

Others receiving votes: Utah 100, Pittsburgh 60, LSU 33, Texas A&M 27, Wisconsin 21, Air Force 15, USC 8, Arkansas 7, Western Kentucky 6, Georgia 5, BYU 3, Tennessee 2, Arkansas State 1, West Virginia 1, South Florida 1

Coaches Poll

Rank /Team /Record /Points
1 Clemson(58) 11-0 1590
2 Alabama(5) 10-1 1531
3 Iowa(1) 11-0 1419
4 Notre Dame 10-1 1373
5 Oklahoma 10-1 1364
6 Michigan State 10-1 1302
7 Baylor 9-1 1201
8 Ohio State 10-1 1138
9 Florida 10-1 1047
10 Oklahoma State 10-1 956
11 North Carolina 10-1 929
12 Stanford 9-2 881
Michigan 9-2 881
14 Florida State 9-2 783
15 Navy 9-1 674
16 TCU 9-2 626
17 Northwestern 9-2 569
18 Oregon 8-3 482
19 Ole Miss 8-3 383
20 Washington State 8-3 327
21 Houston 10-1 256
22 Mississippi State 8-3 230
23 UCLA 8-3 224
24 Temple 9-2 116
25 Utah 8-3 101

Dropped from rankings: LSU 17, Wisconsin 20, USC 24

Others receiving votes: LSU 82, Toledo 69, Wisconsin 58, Texas A&M 54, Pittsburgh 46, Georgia 34, USC 27, Western Kentucky 12, Arkansas 7, West Virginia 6, Air Force 6, BYU 5, Bowling Green 5, San Diego State 3, Appalachian State 2, Arkansas State 1

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

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