Football Now No. 7 in The Sports Network FCS Top 25

October 15, 2012
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Oct. 15, 2012

Philadelphia, Pa. - Old Dominion University football fell to No. 7 in the The Sports Network FCS Top 25 after the Monarchs' 38-14 homecoming loss to Villanova on Saturday.

With No. 1 North Dakota State, No. 3 Montana State and the No. 3 Monarchs all falling, Eastern Washington takes the top spot this week after defeating Montana State 27-24 on Saturday.

James Madison moves up to No. 2 after squeaking past William and Mary in double overtime, 27-26.

Georgia Southern is now No. 3, with North Dakota State dropping to No. 4 while Montana State bumped back to No. 5.

Sam Houston State is now No. 6 with ODU coming in at No. 7 with No. 8 Wofford (5-1); No. 9 Lehigh (7-0); No. 10 Stony Brook (6-1); and No. 11 Illinois State (6-1), which rallied past then-No. 8 Youngstown State, 35-28.

New Hampshire (5-2) and Appalachian State (5-2) won their games to remain at No. 12 and 13, respectively.

They were followed by No. 14 Cal Poly (6-0), No. 15 Youngstown State (4-2), No. 16 Northern Arizona (5-1), No. 17 Tennessee State (7-0), No. 18 Towson (3-3), No. 19 Central Arkansas (5-2) and No. 20 South Dakota State (5-1).

Indiana State (5-2) moved back into the rankings at No. 21 after its upset of North Dakota State.

Ivy League power Harvard (5-0), which has the longest active winning streak in the FCS at 14 games, was ranked No. 22, and received one first-place vote.

The Crimson were followed by No. 23 Eastern Kentucky (5-2); No. 24 Villanova (5-2), which earned its first ranking this season; and No. 25 Delaware (4-2), which was idle this past Saturday.

McNeese State and Samford fell from the Top 25 after suffering losses.

CAA Football had the most teams in the rankings with six and the Missouri Valley Football Conference had five.