Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Small School Top 10


1. James Madison Dukes 7-1 (1)

Another thrilling victory, this one over a solid Villanova squad, shows why the Dukes are the #1 team in the country.

2. Appalachian St. Mountaineers 6-2 (3)

They can thank turnovers from Furman for their win. They must tighten their run defense before Wofford comes into Boone on Friday (ESPN2).

3. Wofford Terriers 6-1 (4)

Wofford could easily be #2 in the country after a convincing win over Elon.

4. Villanova Wildcats 5-2 (2)
A close loss to JMU proves that Villanova is for real and belongs in the top 10. Don’t be surprised if they run the table.

5. Richmond Spiders 6-3 (5)

A shutout win over Georgetown was impressive but now they face the reality that they must win out in a tough CAA to have a shot at the playoffs

6. Weber State 7-2 (NR)

Weber is perhaps the most underrated team in the nation, according to the polls. They drilled NAU this past weekend.

7. Montana Grizzlies 7-1 (7)
The Grizzlies routed Northern Colorado last weekend. They will face NAU in a key Big Sky tilt this Saturday.

8. Cal-Poly Mustangs 5-1 (8)
Ramses Barden was…well…Ramses Barden last weekend. The quarterback play has stepped up and now gives the ‘Stangs a stellar passing attack.

9. Elon Phoenix 7-2 (6)

Despite being throttled by Wofford, they have a passing attack that can’t be overlooked.

10. Central Arkansas Bears 7-1 (10)

Quarterback Nathan Brown (21-1 ratio) and defensive end Larry Hart (17 TFL, 12 sacks) have been key all year long and were instrumental in a close win over SE Louisiana last weekend.

Photo Credit: ASU Sports Information/Keith Cline