2022 CAA Football

CAA Teams Climbing In FCS Polls, Eight Receiving Votes

CAA Teams Climbing In FCS Polls, Eight Receiving Votes

Five Colonial Athletic Association teams check in the FCS Top 25, with eight receiving votes. Villanova and Delaware each appear in the Top 10.

Sep 12, 2022 by FloFootball Staff
CAA Teams Climbing In FCS Polls, Eight Receiving Votes

Eight of CAA Football’s 13 teams were either ranked or receiving votes in the latest FCS Top 25 polls that were released on Monday.

A season-high five CAA squads were voted into the Stats Perform Top 25, while four squads remained ranked in the AFCA Coaches Top 25.

Villanova (2-0) was ranked No. 5 by the AFCA and No. 7 by Stats Perform. The Wildcats, who are coming off a 38-21 victory at LIU, travel to Army West Point this Saturday.

Delaware (2-0) continued its climb up the polls, coming in at No. 9 in the Stats poll and No. 10 in the AFCA poll. The Blue Hens, who topped Delaware State 35-9 last week, open CAA play at nationally ranked Rhode Island on Saturday.

William & Mary (2-0) vaulted to No. 15 in the Stats poll and No. 17 in the AFCA poll. The Tribe, which beat Campbell 37-21 last Saturday, visit Lafayette this week.

Rhode Island (2-0) moved up to No. 14 in the AFCA rankings and No. 17 in the Stats rankings. The Rams, who downed in-state foe Bryant 35-21 last Saturday, entertains nationally ranked Delaware on Saturday.

New Hampshire (2-0) earned a spot in the poll for the first time this season, coming in at No. 25 by Stats Perform and received votes in the AFCA rankings. The Wildcats, which earned a 28-23 CAA win at UAlbany last week, hosts North Carolina Central on Saturday.

Richmond (1-1) and Elon (1-1) were among others receiving votes in both polls, and Towson (2-0) picked up votes in the AFCA poll.

CAA Football’s five ranked teams in the Stats Perform poll matched the Big Sky for the most of any conference. The CAA, Big Sky and Missouri Valley each had eight teams either ranked or receiving votes.


  1. North Dakota State
  2. South Dakota State
  3. Montana
  4. Montana State
  5. Missouri State
  6. UIW
  7. Villanova
  8. Sacramento State
  9. Delaware
  10. Chattanooga
  11. Jackson State
  12. Weber State
  13. Holy Cross
  14. Eastern Washington
  15. William & Mary
  16. UT Martin
  17. Rhode Island
  18. ETSU
  19. Eastern Kentucky
  20. Mercer
  21. Stephen F. Austin
  22. North Dakota
  23. Kennesaw State
  24. Samford
  25. New Hampshire

RV: Richmond, Southeastern Louisiana, UC Davis, Austin Peay, Southern Illinois, Southeast Missouri, The Citadel, Northern Arizona, Elon, Dartmouth, North Carolina Central, Furman, Northern Iowa, South Dakota, Fordham, Youngstown State, Abilene Christian, Idaho, South Carolina State


  1. North Dakota State
  2. Montana
  3. South Dakota State
  4. Montana State
  5. Villanova
  6. Missouri State
  7. Sacramento State
  8. UIW
  9. Chattanooga
  10. Delaware
  11. Jackson State
  12. Holy Cross
  13. Weber State
  14. Rhode Island
  15. Eastern Washington
  16. Stephen F. Austin
  17. William & Mary
  18. UT Martin
  19. ETSU
  20. Mercer
  21. Fordham
  22. Kennesaw State
  23. Youngstown State
  24. Eastern Kentucky
  25. Samford

RV: UC Davis, Southeastern Louisiana, Austin Peay, Harvard, Southern Illinois, Richmond, Furman, North Carolina Central, North Dakota, Abilene Christian, New Hampshire, Dartmouth, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Princeton, Gardner-Webb, Butler, Towson, Elon, Stetson, Florida A&M, Idaho, South Carolina State, Illinois State, Nicholls