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Bama. Ohio St & Louisville Head Draft Insiders' Top 25 Poll

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Draft Insiders' - Top 25 Rankings
Week 5 - Sept, 26

Team of Week - tie Wisconsin/Tennessee

Offensive Player of Week - WR Ryan Switzer - North Carolina
Defensive Player of Week - LB T.J. Watt - Wisconsin

Photo - WR Ryan Switzer - North Carolina

Draft Insiders' - Top 25 Rankings
Rank/ Team/ Record

1 Alabama) - 4-0
2 Ohio St - 3-0
3 Louisville - 4-0
4 Clemson - 4-0
5 Michigan - 4-0
6 Houston - 4-0
7 Stanford - 3-0
8 Washington - 4-0
9 Wisconsin - 4-0
10 Tennessee - 4-0
11 Texas - 3-0
12 Florida St - 3-1
13 Nebraska - 4-0
14 Texas A&M - 4-0
15 Utah - 4-0
16 Baylor - 4-0
17 Georgia - 3-1
18 Michigan St - 2-1
19 Florida - 3-1
20 Miami - 3-0
21 TCU - 3-1
22 Boise State - 3-0
23 Arkansas - 3-1
24 San Diego State - 3-0
25 Ole Miss - 2-2

AP Top 25
Rank/ Team/ Rec/ Pts

1 Alabama (50) - 4-0 - 1511
2 Ohio State (4) - 3-0 - 1440
3 Louisville (6) - 4-0 - 1409
4 Michigan (1) - 4-0 - 1292
5 Clemson - 4-0 - 1267
6 Houston - 4-0 - 1239
7 Stanford - 3-0 - 1166
8 Wisconsin - 4-0 - 1084
9 Texas A&M - 4-0 - 1036
10 Washington - 4-0 - 986
11 Tennessee - 4-0 - 909
12 Florida State - 3-1 - 804
13 Baylor - 4-0 - 729
14 Miami - 3-0 - 696
15 Nebraska - 4-0 - 640
16 Ole Miss - 2-2 - 540
17 Michigan State - 2-1 - 527
18 Utah - 4-0 - 493
19 San Diego State - 3-0 - 304
20 Arkansas - 3-1 - 241
21 TCU - 3-1 - 239
22 Texas - 2-1 - 217
23 Florida - 3-1 - 176
24 Boise State - 3-0 - 163
25 Georgia - 3-1 - 142

Dropped from rankings: LSU 18, Oklahoma 25

Others receiving votes: Arizona State 135, Oklahoma 120, North Dakota State 58, West Virginia 51, Virginia Tech 38, Colorado 33, North Carolina 26, Iowa 25, UCLA 22, Auburn 18, LSU 17, Western Michigan 14, Wake Forest 9, Memphis 6, Maryland 2, Toledo 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

North Dakota St. Beats #13 Iowa - Ranked #1 in FCS Polls

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Football Championship Subdivision - Top 25 Rankings

Photo - QB Carson Wentz - former ND St
#1 pick Philadelphia Eagles

Team of Week - North Dakota St

North Dakota State’s 23-21 scored another huge win over a division one opponent when they beat #13 Iowa on Saturday in Iowa City. Bison fans are familiar with beating D1 programs. North Dakota State, a Football Championship Subdivision (used to be Division I-AA) power, has won six consecutive games against top-level opponents since 2010.

And the Bisons received a check for $500,000 for beating the ranked Hawkeyes on their home field.
North Dakota State has won five consecutive FCS titles and is top ranked again this season. They hope to match the FCS record for six consecutive titles held by Georgia Southern. They keep reloading every season despite losing top talent like QB Carson Wentz who lead the Bison for their most recent two titles. Wentz is currently a rookie starting QB for the 2-0 Philadelphia Eagles.

The Bison’s last five wins over Football Bowl Subdivision teams weren’t exactly powerhouses. Those opponents finished with combined records of 20-41. North Dakota State’s first two wins this season came in overtime, vs Charleston Southern and Eastern Washington. They continued their dramatics against Iowa. The Bison won on a 37-yard field goal by Cam Pedersen as time expired. North Dakota State beat Iowa at its own smash-mouth game, rushing for 239 yards and holding the Hawkeyes to just 34 yards in 25 carries.

In the meantime, QB Easton Stick, who guided the Bison to eight wins last season when Wentz was injured, ran his college career record to 11-0 by completing 11 of 19 passes for 124 yards and 1 TD and running for 35 yards.

FCS Coaches Poll - Sept. 19, 2016
Team (First-Place Votes), Points, Record

1. North Dakota State (26), 650 - 3-0
2. Sam Houston State, 605 - 2-0
3. Chattanooga, 583 - 3-0
4. Jacksonville State, 558 - 2-1
5. Eastern Washington, 556 - 2-1
6. Montana, 509 - 2-0
7. James Madison, 429 - 2-1
8. William & Mary, 426 - 2-1
9. Richmond, 419 - 2-1
10. The Citadel, 372 - 3-0
11. Charleston Southern, 368 - 1-2
12. Illinois State, 363 - 2-1
13. Western Illinois, 326 - 2-0
14. Northern Iowa, 310 - 1-2
15. Villanova, 250 - 2-1
16. Eastern Illinois 206 - 2-1
17. Youngstown State, 187 - 2-1
18. South Dakota State, 184 - 1-2
19. Harvard, 127 - 1-0
20. McNeese State, 123 - 1-2
21. Colgate, 119 - 1-1
22. North Carolina A&T, 118 - 2-1
23. Albany, 110 - 3-0
24. Stony Brook, 109 - 2-1
25. Portland State, 93 - 1-2
25. Northern Arizona, 93 - 1-2

Others receiving votes: Southern Utah 62, Cal Poly 37, North Dakota 25, Samford 24, Liberty 22, Stephen F. Austin 14, Grambling State 12, Jackson State 11, Fordham 10, Wofford 9, Southeast Missouri State 8, Eastern Kentucky 6, Dartmouth 4, Monmouth 3, Tennessee Tech 3, Towson 2, Montana State 2, New Hampshire 1, Delaware 1, Southeastern Louisiana 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

Draft Insiders' /AP - Top 25 Rankings

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Draft Insiders' - Top 25 Rankings

Photo - RB James Conner - Pittsburgh

Draft Insiders' - Top 25 Rankings
Week 3 Sept, 14

Team of Week - Pittsburgh
Player of Week - RB James Conner - Pittsburgh

RK/ Team/ Rec
1 Alabama) - 2-0
2 Ohio St - 2-0
3 Florida St - 2-0
4 Clemson - 2-0
5 Michigan - 2-0
6 Houston - 2-0
7 Stanford - 1-0
8 Washington - 2-0
9 Georgia - 2-0
10 Wisconsin - 2-0
11 Texas - 2-0
12 Michigan St - 1-0
13 Louisville - 2-0
14 Oklahoma - 1-1
15 Notre Dame - 1-1
16 Texas A&M - 2-0
17 Florida - 2-0
18 Iowa - 2-0
19 Tennessee - 2-0
20 Ole Miss - 1-1
21 LSU - 1-1
22 Arkansas - 2-0
23 Baylor - 2-0
24 Oregon - 2-0
25 Miami - 2-0

AP Top 25
Rank/ Team/ Rec/ Pts

1 Alabama (56) 2-0 - 1520
2 Florida State (4) 2-0 - 1437
3 Ohio State 2-0 - 1359
4 Michigan (1) 2-0 - 1298
5 Clemson 2-0 - 1284
6 Houston 2-0 - 1264
7 Stanford 1-0 - 1137
8 Washington 2-0 - 983
9 Wisconsin 2-0 - 893
10 Louisville 2-0 - 890
11 Texas 2-0 - 872
12 Michigan State 1-0 - 747
13 Iowa 2-0 - 694
14 Oklahoma 1-1 - 686
15 Tennessee 2-0 - 665
16 Georgia 2-0 - 584
17 Texas A&M 2-0 - 564
18 Notre Dame 1-1 - 526
19 Ole Miss 1-1 - 473
20 LSU 1-1 - 391
21 Baylor 2-0 - 305
22 Oregon 2-0 - 292
23 Florida 2-0 - 205
24 Arkansas 2-0 - 198
25 Miami 2-0 - 197

Dropped from rankings: TCU 15, Oklahoma State 22

Others receiving votes: Utah 62, TCU 62, San Diego State 51, UCLA 47, Boise State 42, Pittsburgh 39, Oklahoma State 22, Nebraska 11, North Carolina 10, Auburn 7, Central Michigan 4, Colorado 2, Arizona State 1, Cincinnati 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

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

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