Archive | September, 2012

CS: 2012 FCS Top 25 Football Poll Week 4 (9/25/2012)

Week 4 | 9/25/2012 | CS Top 25 Poll

1. North Dakota State Bison
2. Montana State Bobcats
3. Old Dominion Monarchs
4. Youngstown State Penguins
5. Wofford Terriers
6. James Madison Dukes
7. Eastern Washington Eagles
8. Georgia Southern Eagles
9. Sam Houston State Bearkats
10. The Citadel Bulldogs
11. Towson Tigers
12. Illinois State Redbirds
13. Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens
14. Central Arkansas Bears
15. Stony Brook Seawolves
16. Northern Iowa Panthers
17. Lehigh Mountain Hawks
18. Appalachian State Mountaineers
19. Cal Poly Mustangs
20. Eastern Kentucky Colonels
21. Northern Arizona Lumberjacks
22. Albany Great Danes
23. Montana Grizzlies
24. New Hampshire Wildcats
25. North Dakota

Others receiving votes:
Maine Black Bears, South Dakota State Jackrabbits, Samford Bulldogs, Harvard Crimson, McNeese State Cowboys, Lafayette Leopards, Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks, Richmond Spiders, Alabama A&M Bulldogs, Tennessee State Tigers, Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles, Sacramento State Hornets, Jacksonville State Gamecocks, Norfolk State Spartans


The Citadel?????

Well This years dark horse has got to be the dogs from The Citadel.  No longer able to fly under the radar with their beatdown of App State The citadel has become a tru national contender.

The Citadel has taken on the traditional SOCON powers and has become the team that can in FCS this year. I personally love seeing newer teams trising up to challenge the existing football powers, I mean come on which one of us isn’t, we are for the most part the little guys. Go Citadel you have a fan up here in missouri valley country.


CS: 2012 FCS Top 25 Football Poll Week 3 (9/17/2012)

Week 3 | 9/17/2012 | CS Top 25 Poll

1. North Dakota State Bison
2. Sam Houston State Bearkats
3. Old Dominion Monarchs
4. Montana State Bobcats
5. Youngstown State Penguins
6. Northern Iowa Panthers
7. Wofford Terriers
8. Eastern Washington Eagles
9. The Citadel Bulldogs
10. Montana Grizzlies
11. James Madison Dukes
12. Georgia Southern Eagles
13. Illinois State Redbirds
14. Stony Brook Seawolves
15. Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens
16. Appalachian State Mountaineers
17. Towson Tigers
18. Lehigh Mountain Hawks
19. Cal Poly Mustangs
20. McNeese State Cowboys
21. New Hampshire Wildcats
22. Central Arkansas Bears
23. Indiana State Sycamores
24. Maine Black Bears
25. Sacramento State Hornets

Others receiving points:
Jacksonville State Gamecocks,  Albany Great Danes, Eastern Kentucky Colonels, Harvard Crimson, Samford Bulldogs, Northern Arizona Lumberjacks, South Dakota State Jackrabbits, Lafayette Leopards, Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles, North Dakota, Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks, Richmond Spiders, Norfolk State Spartans, Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks, Yale Bulldogs


CS: 2012 FCS Top 25 Football Poll Week 2 (9/10/2012)

Week 2 | 9/10/2012 | CS Top 25 Poll

1. North Dakota State Bison
2. Sam Houston State Bearkats
3. Youngstown State Penguins
4. Appalachian State Mountaineers
5. Eastern Washington Eagles
6. Montana State Bobcats
7. Old Dominion Monarchs
8. Northern Iowa Panthers
9. James Madison Dukes
10. Wofford Terriers
11. Georgia Southern Eagles
12. Montana Grizzlies
13. Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens
14. Towson Tigers
15. Illinois State Redbirds
16. Stony Brook Seawolves
17. McNeese State Cowboys
18. Lehigh Mountain Hawks
19. New Hampshire Wildcats
20. Indiana State Sycamores
21. Central Arkansas Bears
22. Sacramento State Hornets
23. Cal Poly Mustangs
24. Jacksonville State Gamecocks
25. Albany Great Danes

Others receiving points:
Norfolk State Spartans, The Citadel Bulldogs, Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks, Samford Bulldogs, Eastern Illinois Panthers, South Dakota State Jackrabbits, Northern Arizona Lumberjacks, Eastern Kentucky Colonels, Maine Black Bears, Harvard Crimson, North Dakota, Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks, Bethune-Cookman Wildcats, Lafayette Leopards, Liberty Flames, Coastal Carolina Chanticleers, Yale Bulldogs, Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles, Idaho State Bengals


Now what did we learn? Parts 1 and 2

Hello anyone who reads this, my humblest apologies for failing to write last week, I could afford any number of excuses, but they are just that excuses. So here is a double hit for you this week boys and girls.
1. Week 1 we learned that YSU may be finally putting it all together this year after throttling FBS Pittsburgh.  UNI came out very strong against what was supposed to be a good Wisconsin team.  Bad thing for both UNI and YSU is those games were put into question as both team lost in Week 2(Wisconsin to an average-looking Oregon State team and Pitt to a improving Cincy team)

OK so its late and I haven’t surfed the net in a few days so I am a bit behind, but after looking at some things it is shaping up to be a very interesting year in the FCS.  The MVC looks like it will come down to 5 teams vying for the title with a resurgent Illinois state team coming on strong after last years disappointing season, and of course Indiana State ,UNI, YSU and NDSU looking strong as well.

In the Big Sky the Bobcats of MSU did not look impressive in their win against Drake, however like most teams its the beginning of the year, however the Big Sky will once again be a tight race with the ever present Montana, and Eastern Washington who was only narrowly defeated by FBS Washington State, but did take down FBS/FCS wannabe Idaho. Sacramento State upset Pac-12 Colorado this weekend, which is a huge boost for the Hornets as the only remaining road test for the Hornet will be against EWU on the 20th of October.

The socon to an interesting turn this weekend, App State Went out in the FCS Game of the week and beat a Montana team that looks to continue on the Montana path of always being strong.  However its the surprise upset of Georgia Southern by the Citadel that has GSU and Furman who lost to Samford in week one and Coastal Carolina on the bottom looking up at a Strong looking SOCON.  The eagles are lucky in that they get perennial SOCON powers Wofford and App State at home.  The Eagles visit Furman on Oct 20th.

The Terriers have gotten to take it easy the last two weeks, and have a tough five game stretch starting Oct. 6 hosting Furman, then on the road at APP State and Georgia Southern in consecutive weeks, followed by hosting the Citadel and on the road against Samford.Looking for that to be the decisive stretch for the terriers.

In the Colonial New Hampshire looked down right awful against a so-so Minnesota team(I actually watched that game)  Other than that it seems as though the colonial will be as up for grabs as anyone, as of this point no one setting themselves apart(except for Georgia State)


Well there you have it my thoughts on what I have seen and read, see ya later in the week GO FCS!


CS: 2012 FCS Top 25 Football Poll Week 1 (9/3/2012)

Week 1 | 9/3/2012 | CS Top 25 Poll

1. North Dakota State Bison
2. Sam Houston State Bearkats
3. Georgia Southern Eagles
4. Montana State Bobcats
5. James Madison Dukes
6. Eastern Washington Eagles
7. Youngstown State Penguins
8. Northern Iowa Panthers
9. Old Dominion Monarchs
10. Appalachian State Mountaineers
11. Montana Grizzlies
12. Wofford Terriers
13. New Hampshire Wildcats
14. Towson Tigers
15. Stony Brook Seawolves
16. Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens
17. Lehigh Mountain Hawks
18. McNeese State Cowboys
19. Illinois State Redbirds
20. Central Arkansas Bears
21. Maine Black Bears
22. Alabama A&M Bulldogs
23. Cal Poly Mustangs
24. Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks
25. Jacksonville State Gamecocks

Others receiving points:
Liberty Flames, Indiana State Sycamores, William & Mary Tribe, Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks, Albany Great Danes, Norfolk State Spartans, Eastern Kentucky Colonels, Harvard Crimson, Eastern Illinois Panthers, Weber State Wildcats, North Dakota, Samford Bulldogs, Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles, Chattanooga Mocs, Murray State Racers, Jackson State Tigers, South Dakota State Jackrabbits, Drake Bulldogs, South Carolina State Bulldogs, Sacramento State Hornets, Idaho State Bengals