2022 CAA Football

Five CAA Teams In The Top 25, Eight Receiving Votes Through Week 3

Five CAA Teams In The Top 25, Eight Receiving Votes Through Week 3

With its 30-6 rout of Lehigh, Richmond rejoined Delaware, Villanova, William & Mary and Rhode Island as one of five CAA teams in the FCS Top 25 polls.

Sep 19, 2022 by FloFootball Staff
Five CAA Teams In The Top 25, Eight Receiving Votes Through Week 3

For the second consecutive week, eight CAA Football teams were either ranked or receiving votes in the latest FCS Top 25 polls that were released on Monday.

 

Five CAA squads were ranked in both the Stats Perform and AFCA Coaches Top 25 polls, while three others received votes.

Delaware (3-0) moved up to a season-best No. 8 in both polls after its 42-21 victory at nationally ranked Rhode Island last Saturday. The Blue Hens take on unbeaten Hampton this week.

Villanova (2-1) slipped to No. 9 in the Stats poll and No. 10 in the AFCA poll after dropping a 49-10 decision at Army. The Wildcats host Monmouth in their CAA opener on Saturday.

William & Mary (3-0) climbed to a season-best No. 14 in both polls following its 34-7 victory at Lafayette. The Tribe starts CAA play at home on Saturday against Elon.

Rhode Island (2-1) dropped to No. 20 in the Stats poll and No. 21 in the AFCA poll after its setback to Delaware. The Rams face a tough test this week at ACC member Pitt.

Richmond (2-1) rejoined both Top 25 polls after defeating Lehigh, 30-6, last week. The Spiders play their CAA opener at home against Stony Brook this Saturday.

Elon (2-1) and New Hampshire (2-1) were among others receiving votes in both polls, and Hampton (3-0) got votes in the AFCA poll for the first time this season.

CAA Football’s five ranked teams in the polls matched the Big Sky and Missouri Valley for the most of any conference.

STATS PERFORM FCS TOP 25 POLL – Sept. 19

1.North Dakota State

T2. Montana

T2. South Dakota State

T4. Montana State

T4. UIW

6. Missouri State

7. Sacramento State

8. Delaware

9. Villanova

10. Chattanooga

11. Jackson State

12. Weber State

13. Holy Cross

14. William & Mary

15. Eastern Washington

16. Eastern Kentucky

17. Mercer

18. UT Martin

19. North Dakota

20. Rhode Island

21. Samford

22. Richmond

23. Stephen F. Austin

24. Southern Illinois

25. North Carolina Central

RV: Furman, Southeastern Louisiana, Kennesaw State, Southeast Missouri, Austin Peay, UC Davis, ETSU, Elon, Fordham, Dartmouth, New Hampshire, Northern Arizona, Youngstown State, South Dakota

AFCA COACHES FCS TOP 25 POLL – Sept. 19

1.North Dakota State

2. Montana

3. South Dakota State

T4. Montana State

T4. Missouri State

6. Sacramento State

7. UIW

8. Delaware

9. Chattanooga

10. Villanova

11. Jackson State

12. Weber State

13. Holy Cross

14. William & Mary

15. Eastern Washington

16. Mercer

17. Stephen F. Austin

18. Fordham

19. UT Martin

20. Eastern Kentucky

21. Rhode Island

22. Samford

23. Austin Peay

T24. Richmond

T24. Youngstown State

RV: Furman, North Carolina Central, North Dakota, Southern Illinois, Kennesaw State, Southeastern Louisiana, Elon, Southeast Missouri, ETSU, New Hampshire, Harvard, UC Davis, North Alabama, Princeton, Dayton, Hampton, Dartmouth, Florida A&M, Lindenwood, South Carolina State, Tarleton, Idaho, Northern Arizona, Abilene Christian, Davidson