With one week to play in the 2017 regular season, the gap between South Dakota State and South Dakota is growing in the FCS Coaches Poll.

The Jackrabbits (8-2/5-2 MVFC) stay put at number-five this week, after a 27-24 overtime win over then-number-20 Illinois State.

The Coyotes (7-3/4-3 MVFC) tumble six spots - from tenth to 16th - after a 49-14 loss at #6 North Dakota State.

USD is replaced in the Top Ten this week by another Missouri Valley team. Western Illinois is up three spots from 13th to 10th.

In all, five Missouri Valley teams are in the Coaches Top 25 this week (SDSU, NDSU, Western Illinois, USD, Illinois St.), with Northern Iowa first among others receiving votes, for the second straight week..

FCS Coaches Top 10

1. James Madison

2. Jacksonville State

3. Central Arkansas

4. Sam Houston State

5. South Dakota State

6. North Dakota State

T7. North Carolina A&T

T7. Wofford

9. Weber State

10. Western Illinois

This Saturday (November 18), #5 SDSU plays at #16 South Dakota, while #6 North Dakota State travels to #25 Illinois State, and #10 Western Illinois hosts Southern Illinois.