Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Small School Top 10

1. James Madison Dukes 5-1 (1)
JMU remains hot this season with a 56-0 thrashing of Hofstra this past weekend.

2. Appalachian St. Mountaineers 3-2 (2)

Armanti Edwards finally did what most expected and showed his ability to dominate with 305 yards of total offense as App State now appears to be coming together after a shaky start.

3. McNeese State Cowboys 3-1 (4)

Their thrilling triple-overtime win over South Dakota State tells us a little more about the Cowboys. They could be for real; a legit contender for the FCS title.

4. New Hampshire Wildcats 4-0 (6)
UNH comes off a bye week and is the only undefeated team in the top 10.

5. Villanova Wildcats 4-1 (7)
Villanova is coming off another solid win as they defeated W&M 38-28 and look to be ready to enter the national stage after a hot start.

6. Richmond Spiders 4-2 (8)
VMI was not much of a test as the Spiders won by 40 over the Sparky Woods-led Keydets.

7. Elon Phoenix 5-1 (9)

Many were skeptical of Elon heading into this past weekend, but the doubters were silenced by the Phoenix’ solid victory over nationally-ranked Furman.

8. Wofford Terriers 3-1 (NR)

Wofford, like UNH, had their bye week as well.

9. Montana Grizzlies 4-1 (3)

Their loss to Weber State was not shocking as most felt the Grizz were overrated, and it had been pointed out here before that they were holding onto their top 3 vote by a thread.

10. Cal-Poly Mustangs 3-1 (10)

Wide receiver Ramses Barden has cemented himself as one of the best receivers in the nation, regardless of division.

Out: Eastern Washington (5)