Dom’s 2018 Preseason FCS Top 25 Poll

Dom’s 2018 Preseason FCS Top 25 Poll

Preseason poll time is in full swing as prognosticators around the country are trying to project what’s going to happen for the 2018 season. I am privileged again to be a voter for the FCS Stats Media poll and will once again, post my vote each week. This is a really interesting year for the FCS, coming off a season where it was clear there three really good teams and then everyone else. Will that happen again in 2018? Hard to say, many know that NDSU and JMU are still the best teams in the division, but who’s going to bubble up this season? Kennesaw State was that team last year, reaching the quarterfinals. Can they go a round further? New Hampshire is everyone’s hot pick, along with Samford. Each have returning quarterbacks. There are questions for me around Montana and Austin Peay, one with a new coach trying to recapture past glory, the other trying to build on one of the best year’s in program history.

Let it sink folks. Then Digest, Debate and Discuss.

  1. North Dakota State
  2. James Madison
  3. Eastern Washington
  4. Kennesaw State
  5. South Dakota State
  6. New Hampshire
  7. Sam Houston State
  8. Jacksonville State
  9. Weber State
  10. Elon
  11. Villanova
  12. Samford
  13. Delaware
  14. Youngstown State
  15. Nicholls
  16. Illinois State
  17. Wofford
  18. North Carolina A&T
  19. Northern Iowa
  20. Furman
  21. McNeese
  22. Montana
  23. Austin Peay
  24. Central Arkansas
  25. Stony Brook
View Comments (9)


  1. Never go in aganist the Bison when a Championship is on the line

    August 6, 2018 at 5:36 pm

    The question for the Dukes is – Can they find someone to step into Bryan Schor’s shoes?

    I can’t resist asking – Dom, why no love for Cal Poly this year? (Just in case anyone forgot)

    • Dom Izzo

      August 6, 2018 at 5:54 pm

      No one will ever forget. Let alone me.

      • Never go in aganist the Bison when a Championship is on the line

        August 7, 2018 at 7:51 am

        I do admire your courage. I can hide from my many mistakes behind anonymity. The one you made is out there for all to see, Keep up the good work.

  2. OldGuy

    August 6, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    Does a team that consistently loses their first game in the playoffs really deserve to be in the top ten? I don’t understand everyone’s love for Jacksonville State.

    • Dom Izzo

      August 6, 2018 at 9:33 pm

      Likely not, but an easy league and 40 some odd conference win streak gets you a lot of love from the pollsters, me included.

  3. Korey

    August 6, 2018 at 9:50 pm

    Warms the heart to see Sam Houston at #7 , September 15th will be an interesting match up for them….

    • Facts

      August 7, 2018 at 9:39 am

      Not really, Sam Houston will have no problem beating that Big Sky bottom feeder team. Probably be a 55 – 10 type of game.

      • Never go in aganist the Bison when a Championship is on the line

        August 7, 2018 at 11:42 am

        There was a Forum story the other day about how the UND D-backs and LB’s are returning quite a few players from injury last year. It will be interesting to see if they can hold down the Bearcat passing and manage the September heat of Huntsville.

  4. Cody W.

    August 7, 2018 at 9:23 am

    What about Idaho? I know they aren’t in your Top 25 right now but where did you have them in your poll?

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