The dominance of the Missouri Valley Conference has reached new heights in this week's college football FCS polls.

For the first time in MVFC history, four league schools are ranked in the Top 7 in the nation. North Dakota State, Illinois State, UNI and South Dakota State represent the league in the Top 7 of both the FCS coaches rankings and the STATS top-25 poll. South Dakota and Western Illinois also received votes in the STATS poll. SDSU picked up one first place vote in the coaches poll.

Six teams are ranked in the Top 25, as Youngstown State and Indiana State join the other four to represent the MVFC. It marks the third-straight week this year, and 15th overall, that the league has had six or more teams ranked.

This is the final weekend before conference play and only two MVFC teams are in action: South Dakota State hosts Robert Morris while Southern Illinois hosts Liberty.

STATS FCS Top 25

Team (First-Place Votes) W-L Pts Prev 1 Jacksonville State (93) 2-1 3834 1 2 Coastal Carolina (36) 3-0 3676 2 3 North Dakota State (17) 2-1 3555 4 4 lllinois State (2) 2-1 3353 5 5 Villanova (4) 2-1 3346 6 6 South Dakota State (6) 2-0 3049 7 7 Northern Iowa 2-1 3029 9 8 Chattanooga 2-1 2585 10 9 James Madison 3-0 2522 12 10 Liberty 2-1 2460 15 11 Eastern Washington 1-2 2358 14 12 Sam Houston State 0-2 1905 3 13 Youngstown State 2-1 1861 16 14 Montana 1-2 1675 8 15 Montana State 1-1 1612 11 16 Fordham 2-1 1601 18 17 Portland State 2-0 1446 19 18 Eastern Kentucky 1-1 1013 21 19 Richmond 2-1 993 22 20 Cal Poly 1-2 758 17 21 New Hampshire 1-2 753 13 22 Indiana State 2-1 723 23 23 Southeastern Louisiana 2-1 702 20 24 Harvard 1-0 549 25 25 McNeese State 2-0 502 NR

Others receiving votes: Stony Brook 335, William & Mary 263, Lamar 257, Northern Arizona 171, North Dakota 79, Samford 73, South Dakota 64, North Carolina A&T 42, Alcorn State 41, Western Illinois 36, Furman 35, Bryant 32, Idaho State 19, South Carolina State 8, Towson 8, Southern University 6, Dartmouth 4, Bethune-Cookman 4, Tennessee State 4, Southeast Missouri State 3, Princeton 2, Jacksonville 2, Charleston Southern 1, Sacred Heart 1.

FCS Coaches Poll
Team (First-Place Votes) W-L Pts Prev
1 Coastal Carolina (18) 3-0 631 1
2 North Dakota State (4) 2-1 617 2
3 Jacksonville State (3) 2-1 591 4
4 Villanova 2-1 579 3
5 Illinois State 2-1 531 6
6 Northern Iowa 2-1 483 11
7 South Dakota State (1) 2-0 481 8
8 James Madison 3-0 477 10
9 Chattanooga 2-1 438 12
10 Liberty 2-1 410 14
11 Eastern Washington 1-2 349 15
12 Youngstown State 2-1 328 16
13 Montana State 1-1 296 9
14 Sam Houston State 0-2 277 5
15 Montana 1-2 260 7
16 Fordham 2-1 239 19
17 McNeese State 2-0 231 21
18 Portland State 2-0 220 20
19 Southeastern Louisiana 2-1 164 17
20 Richmond 2-1 147 23
21 Eastern Kentucky 1-1 126 22
22 Cal Poly 1-2 114 18
23 Indiana State 2-1 112 25
24 New Hampshire 1-2 78 13
25 William & Mary 1-1 45 NR

Others receiving votes: Harvard 42, Northern Arizona 34, Samford 28, South Carolina State 23, Charleston Southern 21, Stony Brook 20, Towson 20, North Carolina A&T 14, Alcorn State 8, Furman 7, Lamar 5, Western Illinois 3, Jacksonville 1.