2023 CAA Football

Five CAA Football Teams Ranked In Final FCS Top 25 Polls

Five CAA Football Teams Ranked In Final FCS Top 25 Polls

Five CAA Football teams were nationally ranked in the final Stats Perform and AFCA Coaches FCS Top 25 polls, the second-highest total of any conference.

Jan 10, 2023 by FloFootball Staff
Five CAA Football Teams Ranked In Final FCS Top 25 Polls

Five CAA Football teams were nationally ranked in the final Stats Perform and AFCA Coaches FCS Top 25 polls, which was the second-highest total of any conference.

William & Mary (11-2) was ranked No. 8 in both polls after beating Big South champ Gardner-Webb and advancing to the quarterfinals of the FCS playoffs. The Tribe, who captured a share of the CAA title, matched a school record with 11 overall victories.

Richmond (9-4) was No. 11 in the Stats poll and No. 12 in the AFCA poll. The Spiders reached the second round of the FCS playoffs, recording a victory over Pioneer League champ Davidson, before dropping a narrow decision to second-seeded Sacramento State.

New Hampshire (9-4) finished No. 13 in the Stats rankings and No. 15 in the AFCA rankings. The Wildcats advanced to the second round of the FCS playoffs with a win over Fordham, before falling to eighth-seeded Holy Cross.

Elon (8-4) was ranked No. 17 by Stats and No. 18 by the AFCA in the final polls. The Phoenix suffered a setback at Furman in the opening round of the playoffs.

Delaware (8-5) received a No. 19 ranking from Stats and was tied for No. 24 in the AFCA rankings. The Blue Hens earned a win over Northeast Conference champ Saint Francis, before losing to eventual national champion South Dakota State in the second round. 

Rhode Island (7-4) received votes in the final Stats Perform Top 25 poll. The Rams reached the seven-win mark for the second consecutive season.

FINAL 2022 STATS PERFORM FCS TOP 25 POLL

  1. South Dakota State
  2. North Dakota State
  3. UIW
  4. Montana State
  5. Sacramento State
  6. Holy Cross
  7. Samford
  8. William & Mary
  9. Weber State
  10. Furman
  11. Richmond
  12. Southeastern Louisiana
  13. New Hampshire
  14. Montana
  15. Southeast Missouri
  16. Jackson State
  17. Elon
  18. Idaho
  19. Delaware
  20. North Dakota
  21. North Carolina Central
  22. Fordham
  23. Chattanooga
  24. Mercer
  25. UC Davis

Receiving Votes: Rhode Island

FINAL 2022 AFCA COACHES FCS TOP 25 POLL

  1. South Dakota State
  2. North Dakota State
  3. UIW
  4. Sacramento State
  5. Montana State
  6. Holy Cross
  7. Samford
  8. William & Mary
  9. Weber State
  10. Furman
  11. Jackson State
  12. Richmond
  13. Southeast Missouri
  14. Montana
  15. New Hampshire
  16. Fordham
  17. North Carolina Central
  18. Elon
  19. Southeastern Louisiana
  20. St. Thomas
  21. Mercer
  22. Idaho
  23. Florida A&M
  24. Delaware
  25. Chattanooga