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CS: 2013 FCS Top 25 Football Poll Week 3 (9/16/2013)

2013 CS Top 25 Poll

Week 3 | 9/16/2013 (Points)

1. North Dakota State Bison (324)
2. Towson Tigers (296)
3. Eastern Washington Eagles (292)
4. Sam Houston State Bearkats (288)
5. Montana Grizzlies (250)
6. South Dakota State Jackrabbits (247)
7. Montana State Bobcats (237)
8. Northern Iowa Panthers (222)
9. Eastern Illinois Panthers (219)
10. Wofford Terriers (193)
11. McNeese Cowboys (165)
12. Stony Brook Seawolves (146)
13. New Hampshire Wildcats (142)
14. Fordham Rams (132)
15. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (119)
16. Bethune-Cookman Wildcats (84)
17. James Madison Dukes (79)
18. Youngstown State Penguins (74)
19. Georgia Southern Eagles (72)
20. Maine Black Bears (70)
21. Central Arkansas Bears (69)
22. Cal-Poly Mustangs (62)
23. Samford Bulldogs (46)
24. Lehigh Mountain Hawks (42)
25. Southern Utah Thunderbirds (38)

Others receiving votes:
26. North Carolina A&T Aggies 34, 27. Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks 33, 28. Northern Arizona Lumberjacks 33, 29. William and Mary Tribe 29, 30. Villanova Wildcats 23, 31. Richmond Spiders 22, 32. Liberty Flames 16, 33. Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens 15, 34. Illinois State Redbirds 15, 35. Indiana State Sycamores 12

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CS: 2013 FCS Top 25 Football Poll Week 2 (9/9/2013)

2013 CS Top 25 Poll

Week 2 | 9/9/2013 (Points)

1. North Dakota State Bison (349)
2. Eastern Washington Eagles (333)
3. Towson Tigers (301)
4. Sam Houston Bearkats (300)
5. Northern Iowa Panthers (277)
6. Montana State Bobcats (269)
7. South Dakota State Jackrabbits (231)
8. Montana Grizzlies (220)
9. Central Arkansas Bears (219)
10. McNeese Cowboys (213)
11. Eastern Illinois Panthers (195)
12. Richmond Spiders (161)
13. Stony-Brook Seawolves (160)
14. Cal Poly Mustangs (142)
15. New Hampshire Wildcats (126)
16. Georgia Southern Eagles (121)
17. Wofford Terriers (107)
18. Illinois State Redbirds (98)
19. James Madison Dukes (88)
20. Youngstown State Penguins (76)
21. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (74)
22. Southern Utah Thunderbirds (63)
23. Lehigh Mountain Hawks (54)
24. Villanova Wildcats (49)
25(T). Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens (46)
Maine Black Bears (46)

Others receiving votes:
Northern Arizona Lumberjacks 40, Fordham Rams 32, Eastern Kentucky Colonels 21, Bethune-Cookman Wildcats 20, Abilene Christian Wildcats 18, Samford Bulldogs 16, Northern Carolina A&T Aggies 14, Liberty Flames 13, William and Mary Tribe 12, Nicholls State Colonels 9, Western Illinois Leathernecks 8, Charleston Southern Buccaneers 8, Chattanooga Mocs 7, Jacksonville State Gamecocks 6, Portland State Vikings 4, Bryant Bulldogs 1.

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CS: 2013 FCS Top 25 Football Poll Week 1 (9/2/2013)

2013 CS Top 25 Poll

Week 1 | 9/02/2013 (Points)

1. North Dakota State Bison (249)
2. Sam Houston Bearkats (225)
3. Eastern Washington Eagles (215)
4. Northern Iowa Panthers (170)
5. Central Arkansas Bears (168)
6. Montana Grizzlies (150)
7. Montana State Bobcats (146)
8. Villanova Wildcats (142)
9. South Dakota Jackrabbits (140)
10. Cal Poly Mustangs (128)
11. Towson Tigers (123)
12. Eastern Illinois Panthers (121)
13. Richmond Spiders (113)
14. New Hampshire Wildcats (107)
15. Georgia Southern Eagles (82)
16. Wofford Terriers (82)
17. Stonybrook Seawolves (82)
18. Illinois State Redbirds (76)
19. James Madison Dukes (72)
20. McNeese Cowboys (65)
21. Lehigh Mountain Hawks (46)
22. Norther Arizona Lumberjacks (46)
23. Southern Utah Thunderbirds (34)
24. Applachian State Mountaineers (33)
25. Eastern Kentucky Colonels (32)

Others receiving votes:
Youngstown State Penguins 23, William and Mary Tribe 22, Delaware Blue Hens 20, Coastal Carolina Chanticleers 15, Southern Illinois Salukis 14, Bethune-Cookman Wildcats 11, Liberty Flames 9, North Dakota 9, Wagner Seahawks 4, Maine Black Bears 4, Colgate Raiders 3, Central Connecticut State Blue Devils 3, Indiana State Sycamores 3, Samford Bulldogs 3, Charleston Southern Buccaneers 1, Chattanooga Mocs 1, Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks 1.

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Who Will Decide The College Playoff Picks?

College football fans and teams alike will learn the fate of the Conference’s playoff picks over the coming days, as officials meet to discuss the make-up of the new conference committee.

Representatives of the Big 12 Conference are meeting in California to finalize details of the new playoffs structure, due to come into effect in January of 2014. It is expected that the meeting will produce some of the finer details for how the game will be organized in future.

The new committee will be installed to decide the four teams that should progress from the conference to compete for a championship place. But with just 20 committee members set to replace over 170 different polls and data sources, some are concerned about just who will be involved in the decision making process.

Conference officials have yet to spell out all of the details, but there has been some disclosure over the likely makeup of the committee.

Bill Hancock, executive director of the BCS, said that whoever ends up on the committee, they will be impartial and have a strong understanding of the game.

According to quotes in AL.com, Hancock suggested the committee would act like a jury in determining the best four teams to compete in the playoffs.

“I’d be very surprised if we have an RPI or any other kind of universal metric. I think instead there will be several different sets of data that the members can look at. What kind of data? We don’t know. Obviously their decision will be made based on common sense: Who did you play? How did you play them? How did you do? Who was injured when you played? How was the weather? Just common-sense things that any sports fan would use.”

The identity of the committee is a major concern for football fans nationwide. Many are worried that bias and misplaced loyalties could skew the decision. While the committee will feature representation from all sides in the conference, there is still some reluctance to move to a system with no objective data component.

StubHub.com has NFL football tickets, and sports fans that use the site are anxious about the committee line-up and its possible effect on the playoffs next season.

“We’re finding an increasing number of football fans are expressing concern over these plans. The opposition isn’t fundamental, but most of our users would agree that there needs to be more information given about the new conference structure. The meeting of Big 12 officials should hopefully help clear up some of the remaining confusion.”

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CS: 2012 FCS Top 25 Football Poll Week 11 (11/12/2012)

Week 11 | 11/12/2012 | CS Top 25 Poll

1. North Dakota State Bison
2. Old Dominion Monarchs
3. Montana State Bobcats
4. Sam Houston State Bearkats
5. Eastern Washington Eagles
6. Georgia Southern Eagles
7. New Hampshire Wildcats
8. Central Arkansas Bears
9. Appalachian State Mountaineers
10. Wofford Terriers
11. Stony Brook Seawolves
12. Cal Poly Mustangs
13. Illinois State Redbirds
14. Northern Arizona Lumberjacks
15T. James Madison Dukes
15T. Richmond Spiders
17. Indiana State Sycamores
18. Villanova Wildcats
19. South Dakota State Jackrabbits
20. Lehigh Mountain Hawks
21. Towson Tigers
22. Eastern Kentucky Colonels
23. Albany Great Danes
24. Eastern Illinois Panthers
25. Bethune-Cookman Wildcats

Others receiving votes:
Samford Bulldogs, Tennessee State Tigers, Sacramento State Hornets, Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks, Colgate Raiders, McNeese State Cowboys, The Citadel Bulldogs, Southern Illinois Salukis, Wagner Seahawks, Liberty Flames, Chattanooga Mocs, Drake Bulldogs

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