Final 2018 FCS Coaches Poll released

By Kevin Kelley -

On Saturday, the top-ranked North Dakota State Bison defeated the third-ranked Eastern Washington Eagles 38-24 to win the 2018 FCS National Championship.

The victory marked North Dakota State’s seventh national title in the past eight years, and it also marked the end of the 2018 FCS season.

Today the final 2018 FCS Coaches Poll was released, and North Dakota tops the rankings as expected. Eastern Washington (2), South Dakota State (3), Kennesaw State (4), and Maine (5) round out the top five.

The Duquesne Dukes, who finished the 2018 season 9-4 after a second-round playoff loss, moved into the rankings at No. 24. Incarnate Word, previously 25th, dropped out of the final rankings.

Final 2018 FCS Coaches Poll

RankSchoolRec.Pts.Prev.
1.North Dakota St. (26)15-06501
2.Eastern Washington12-36233
3.South Dakota St.10-35905
4.Kennesaw St.11-25582
5.Maine10-452114
6.Weber St.10-35024
7.Colgate10-24927
8.UC Davis10-346810
9.Princeton10-04328
10.James Madison9-44056
11.North Carolina A&T10-238811
12.Wofford9-436412
13.Jacksonville St.9-43479
14.Nicholls9-432813
15.Dartmouth9-127515
16.Southeast Missouri St.9-423520
17.Montana St.8-519324
18.Stony Brook7-516116
19.Elon6-515317
20.San Diego9-313318
21.East Tennessee St.8-412821
22.Towson7-59219
23.Delaware7-58923
24.Duquesne9-483NR
25.Indiana St.7-47722

Dropped Out: UIW (25)

Others Receiving Votes: Northern Iowa, 73; Alcorn St., 30; UIW, 21; Monmouth (N.J.), 17; Illinois St., 9; Lamar, 9; Rhode Island, 3; Idaho St., 1.

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