2022 CAA Football

Six CAA Teams In The Top 25 As Elon Joins The Mix

Six CAA Teams In The Top 25 As Elon Joins The Mix

Elon's comeback win at William & Mary in Week 4 elevated the Phoenix into the Top 25, giving the CAA six ranked teams as September draws to a close.

Sep 26, 2022 by FloFootball Staff
Six CAA Teams In The Top 25 As Elon Joins The Mix

A season-high six CAA Football teams were ranked in the AFCA Coaches Top 25 poll that was released on Monday, while five squads were ranked in the Stats Perform Top 25. 

The six ranked teams were the most of any FCS conference.

Delaware (4-0) climbed to a season-high No. 6 in both polls after defeating previously unbeaten Hampton, 35-3, last Saturday. The Blue Hens are back at home this week to face Towson.

 Villanova (2-2) is ranked No. 14 in the Stats poll and No. 15 in the AFCA poll after a 49-42 setback to Monmouth last week. The Wildcats travel to Maine for a conference contest on Saturday.

Richmond (3-1) vaulted to No. 17 in the Stats rankings and No. 22 in the AFCA rankings after beating Stony Brook, 51-7, for its third straight win. The Spiders visit nationally ranked Elon on Saturday.

William & Mary (3-1) slipped to No. 18 in the Stats poll and No. 21 in the AFCA after suffering its first loss of the season to Elon, 35-31, last week. The Tribe hits the road to face Stony Brook this week.

Elon (3-1) moved into the Top 25 for the first time this season at No. 23 in both polls after rallying past William & Mary, 35-31, to push its winning streak to three. The Phoenix host nationally ranked Richmond on Saturday.

Rhode Island (2-2) is ranked No. 25 by the AFCA and received votes in the Stats poll following its 45-24 setback to ACC member Pitt. The Rams welcome in-state rival Brown for the Governor’s Cup on Saturday.

New Hampshire (3-1) and Monmouth (2-2) were among others receiving votes in both polls.


  1. North Dakota State
  2. South Dakota State
  3. Montana
  4. Montana State
  5. Sacramento State
  6. Delaware
  7. Missouri State
  8. Weber State
  9. Jackson State
  10. Holy Cross
  11. UIW
  12. Chattanooga
  13. Mercer
  14. Villanova
  15. UT Martin
  16. Samford
  17. Richmond
  18. William & Mary
  19. Southern Illinois
  20. Eastern Washington
  21. Southeastern Louisiana
  22. Austin
  23. Elon
  24. Southeast Missouri
  25. Eastern Kentucky

RV: North Carolina Central, Furman, Rhode Island, Stephen F. Austin, North Dakota, Fordham, New Hampshire, UC Davis, Kennesaw State, ETSU, Idaho, Monmouth, Youngstown State


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

RV: Southern Illinois, Furman, Eastern Kentucky, Youngstown State, North Carolina Central, New Hampshire, Southeast Missouri, Harvard, Princeton, Davidson, ETSU, Idaho, Tarleton, Florida A&M, Monmouth, Stetson, UC Davis, Kennesaw State