South Dakota Slips in Latest FCS Polls, South Dakota State Back in Top Ten
Opposite outcomes last weekend have South Dakota and South Dakota State moving in opposite directions in this week's FCS Polls.
The Coyotes tumble from fourth to seventh in the latest coaches poll after Saturday's (October 21) 37-21 loss at then-number 24 Illinois State. With the win, the Redbirds are up to #21 this week, one of seven Missouri Valley Conference teams in the Top 25.
After a week at #13, the Jackrabbits are back in the Top Ten this week. South Dakota State tied for eighth with Samford after a 62-30 win at Missouri State.
FCS Coaches Top 10
1. James Madison
2. North Dakota State
3. Jacksonville State
4. Central Arkansas
5. Sam Houston State
6. North Carolina A&T
7. South Dakota
T-8. South Dakota State
This week (October 28), #7 USD hosts Southern Illinois, while #T8 SDSU plays at #14 Western Illinois.
Elsewhere in the MVFC, #2 North Dakota State hosts #25 Northern Iowa, while #21 Illinois State is at #19 Youngstown State.
Also Saturday, the conference's two winless teams Missouri State and Indiana State meet in Springfield.