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Eagles Stay Put in FCS Poll; Saturday's Game is for BSC Championship

Eastern Washington stayed at No. 5 in the FCS poll after squeaking by UC Davis in Saturday (Photo: SWX) Eastern Washington stayed at No. 5 in the FCS poll after squeaking by UC Davis in Saturday (Photo: SWX)
CHENEY, Wash. -

After blocking a field goal to squeak past UC Davis 31-28 on Saturday, Eastern Washington stayed put in Monday's FCS top 25 poll at No. 5.

In fact, nothing changed in the top five. North Dakota is still No. 1, followed by Big Sky partner Montana State. Sam Houston is No. 3 and Old Dominion is No. 4. Last week's No. 6 team, Stony Brook, fell all the way to No. 12 after losing 28-14 to Liberty.

Eastern Washington plays its final game Saturday on the road at Portland State. A win would give them a share of the Big Sky title. A loss would not only hurt them in the conference, but would also keep them out of the FCS playoffs.

 

Team (First-place votes) Record Points Previous Rank
1. North Dakota State Bison (121) 9-1 3,930 1
2. Montana State Bobcats (20) 9-1 3,748 2
3. Sam Houston State Bearkats (14) 8-2 3,585 3
4. Old Dominion Monarchs (3) 9-1 3,496 4
5. Eastern Washington Eagles 8-2 3,362 5
6. Georgia Southern Eagles 8-2 3,113 7
7. New Hampshire Wildcats (1) 8-2 2,897 10
8. Appalachian State Mountaineers 8-3 2,659 12
9. Wofford Terriers 8-2 2,502 13
10. Central Arkansas Bears 8-2 2,341 14
11. Illinois State Redbirds 8-2 2,094 15
12. Stony Brook Seawolves 9-2 1,917 6
13. James Madison Dukes 7-3 1,885 9
14. Lehigh Mountain Hawks 9-1 1,843 8
15. Northern Arizona Lumberjacks 8-2 1,594 11
16. Villanova Wildcats 7-3 1,477 21
17. Cal Poly Mustangs 8-2 1,354 19
18. Indiana State Sycamores 7-3 1,294 18
19. Towson Tigers 6-4 1,251 17
20. Richmond Spiders 7-3 1,153 20
21. South Dakota State Jackrabbits 7-3 1,046 16
22. Eastern Kentucky Colonels 8-3 750 22
23. Tennessee State Tigers 8-2 450 24
24. Eastern Illinois Panthers 7-3 423 NR
24. Bethune-Cookman Wildcats 8-2 423 NR
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