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North Dakota State Still Atop FCS Coaches’ Poll; UND Gets Votes

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FARGO, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota State University remains atop the Football Championship Subdivision coaches’ poll this week, after a 22-7 weekend win over Colorado State, a Football Bowl Subdivision team.

But the defending FCS champion Bison, who are off this week, got bad news Monday when an MRI confirmed that starting safety Colten Heagle suffered a torn knee ligament on Saturday. He is out for the season.

NDSU starting linebacker Travis Beck, named the most valuable player in last season’s FCS title game, was due in court Tuesday to plead guilty to an alcohol offense over the summer.

The University of North Dakota received votes in this week’s FCS poll after a 45-37 win over Portland State on Saturday but did not crack the Top 25.

Team (No. 1 Votes)PointsPrev. Ranking
1. North Dakota State (24)6481
2. Sam Houston State (2)6252
3. Montana State5744
4. Old Dominion5525
5. James Madison5246
6. Northern Iowa5037
7. Appalachian State4988
8. Youngstown State48910
9. Wofford39613
10. Georgia Southern3653
11. Eastern Washington36211
12. Montana3349
13. Lehigh32814
14. Delaware31915
15. Towson25916
16. Stony Brook25017
17. Illinois State24319
18. New Hampshire22712
19. McNeese State157T-21
20. Central Arkansas13820
21. Maine10818
22. Norfolk State9424
23. The Citadel73NR
24. Harvard6623
25. Eastern Kentucky6325


Others Receiving Votes: Stephen F. Austin (47), Indiana State (44), Jacksonville State (43), Bethune-Cookman (42), North Dakota (18), Sacramento State (18), Albany (12), Northern Arizona (10), Alabama A&M (5), Pennsylvania (4), Tennessee State (3), Samford (3), Lafayette (2), Cal Poly (1), William & Mary (1), Cornell (1), Tennessee Tech (1).

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