NCAA Football FCS Ratings

Updated
RankOverallChangeSOS
(Rank)
Standard
(Rank)
Inference
(Rank)
Vegas
(Rank)
1. James Madison Dukes  (4-0)3.3515--1.3580 (98)2.9714 (1)2.9714 (1)3.8774 (1)
2. North Dakota State Bison (5-1)2.4374--0.3641 (54)2.2321 (2)2.2321 (2)2.6570 (2)
3. Weber State Wildcats (4-0)1.7308--0.8787 (83)2.0336 (3)2.0336 (3)0.7021 (8)
4. South Dakota State Jackrabbits (4-1)1.5048--0.4315 (58)1.6276 (4)1.6276 (4)1.5810 (3)
5. Monmouth Hawks (2-0)1.0971+11-1.9618 (111)1.4694 (5)1.4694 (5)0.0530 (18)
6. Montana Grizzlies (0-0)1.0185-10.0000 (15)1.0195 (7)1.0195 (7)1.0195 (4)
7. Montana State Bobcats (0-0)0.9314-0.0000 (15)0.9323 (9)0.9323 (9)0.9323 (5)
8. Sam Houston State Bearkats (4-0)0.7710-2-0.7568 (74)1.4477 (6)1.4477 (6)-0.5093 (39)
9. Sacramento State Hornets (0-0)0.7369-10.0000 (15)0.7376 (13)0.7376 (13)0.7376 (7)
10. Kennesaw State Owls (4-0)0.7314+3-2.1027 (115)1.0107 (8)1.0107 (8)0.0471 (19)
11. Villanova Wildcats (2-1)0.6137+11-0.6537 (67)0.8413 (10)0.8413 (10)0.1633 (16)
12. Eastern Washington Eagles (4-1)0.5305+7-0.8589 (80)0.8221 (11)0.8221 (11)-0.0486 (22)
13. Dartmouth Big Green (0-0)0.5057-20.0000 (15)0.5062 (15)0.5062 (15)0.5062 (10)
14. Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens (3-0)0.4319-2-0.6537 (67)0.7540 (12)0.7540 (12)-0.7647 (45)
15. Yale Bulldogs (0-0)0.4083-0.0000 (15)0.4087 (18)0.4087 (18)0.4087 (11)
16. North Dakota Fighting Hawks (4-1)0.3729+10.2459 (8)0.5197 (14)0.5197 (14)-0.1094 (24)
17. UC Davis Aggies (3-2)0.3071-7-0.2177 (49)0.4395 (17)0.4395 (17)-0.0438 (21)
18. Richmond Spiders (3-0)0.2995+3-0.2738 (51)0.3975 (19)0.3975 (19)-0.5813 (40)
19. Southern Illinois Salukis (4-3)0.2967-10.3151 (6)0.2763 (20)0.2763 (20)0.2466 (14)
20. Northern Iowa Panthers (3-3)0.2754--0.4315 (59)0.2294 (21)0.2294 (21)0.7840 (6)
21. Nicholls Colonels (4-2)0.2197-12-0.8118 (78)0.4539 (16)0.4539 (16)-0.1748 (28)
22. Southeastern Louisiana Lions (3-2)0.1664+6-0.8118 (77)0.2257 (22)0.2257 (22)-0.1537 (26)
23. Towson Tigers (0-0)0.1227-0.0000 (15)0.1228 (23)0.1228 (23)0.1228 (17)
24. Princeton Tigers (0-0)-0.0944+20.0000 (15)-0.0944 (26)-0.0944 (26)-0.0944 (23)
25. Jacksonville State Gamecocks (8-2)-0.1307+12-1.0112 (89)-0.1666 (29)-0.1666 (29)0.1856 (15)
26. Holy Cross Crusaders (2-0)-0.1600+4-2.0988 (114)0.0762 (24)0.0762 (24)-0.8688 (52)
27. South Carolina State Bulldogs (2-1)-0.1611+12-1.9337 (110)-0.2062 (31)-0.2062 (31)-0.6038 (41)
28. San Diego Toreros (3-1)-0.1768-14-2.3685 (122)-0.0218 (25)-0.0218 (25)-0.3878 (36)
29. North Carolina A&T Aggies (0-0)-0.1905-0.0000 (15)-0.1907 (30)-0.1907 (30)-0.1907 (29)
30. Furman Paladins (3-3)-0.2079-5-1.2264 (96)-0.4653 (40)-0.4653 (40)0.5421 (9)
31. Maine Bears (2-2)-0.2526-7-0.1901 (48)-0.3913 (34)-0.3913 (34)-0.2242 (31)
32. Elon Phoenix (1-5)-0.2622-10.1064 (13)-0.8221 (51)-0.8221 (51)0.2492 (13)
33. Austin Peay Governors (4-5)-0.2639--0.3634 (53)-0.2713 (32)-0.2713 (32)-0.3404 (33)
34. William & Mary Tribe (1-2)-0.2969-21.1296 (2)-0.4230 (36)-0.4230 (36)-0.4220 (37)
35. Idaho Vandals (2-2)-0.3662-8-0.4332 (60)-0.3921 (35)-0.3921 (35)-0.3402 (32)
36. Duquesne Dukes (4-0)-0.3735-2-2.3670 (121)-0.1052 (27)-0.1052 (27)-1.4533 (77)
37. Central Connecticut Blue Devils (0-0)-0.4258-10.0000 (15)-0.4262 (37)-0.4262 (37)-0.4262 (38)
38. Southern University Jaguars (3-1)-0.4336+4-2.3664 (120)-0.1408 (28)-0.1408 (28)-1.0255 (65)
39. SE Missouri State Redhawks (3-4)-0.4362+5-0.7516 (73)-0.4481 (38)-0.4481 (38)-0.1594 (27)
40. Illinois State Redbirds (1-3)-0.5412+1-0.0741 (45)-0.6914 (46)-0.6914 (46)0.2772 (12)
41. VMI Keydets (5-1)-0.5841-6-1.1618 (92)-0.2900 (33)-0.2900 (33)-0.8597 (51)
42. Central Arkansas Bears (5-4)-0.5998-2-0.3948 (56)-0.6287 (44)-0.6287 (44)-0.8544 (50)
43. Rhode Island Rams (2-1)-0.6074+40.1137 (11)-0.5842 (43)-0.5842 (43)-1.1940 (69)
44. Murray State Racers (5-1)-0.6161-6-1.1622 (93)-0.4703 (41)-0.4703 (41)-0.8104 (48)
45. McNeese State Cowboys (3-3)-0.6596+17-0.8215 (79)-0.6686 (45)-0.6686 (45)-0.7668 (46)
46. Albany Great Danes (1-3)-0.7046-3-0.7852 (76)-0.9178 (57)-0.9178 (57)0.0401 (20)
47. Missouri State Bears (4-4)-0.7469+10.2399 (9)-0.4527 (39)-0.4527 (39)-1.6278 (81)
48. Incarnate Word Cardinals (3-1)-0.7570-3-0.3961 (57)-0.6966 (48)-0.6966 (48)-1.2579 (71)
49. Sacred Heart Pioneers (2-1)-0.7683--2.1180 (116)-0.5148 (42)-0.5148 (42)-1.3194 (74)
50. Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks (2-4)-0.7952-4-0.8722 (81)-1.0081 (61)-1.0081 (61)-0.2232 (30)
51. Florida A&M Rattlers (0-0)-0.8019-0.0000 (15)-0.8027 (50)-0.8027 (50)-0.8027 (47)
52. Alcorn State Braves (0-0)-0.8310-0.0000 (15)-0.8318 (52)-0.8318 (52)-0.8318 (49)
53. Ark Pine Bluff Golden Lions (3-0)-0.8598+10-2.1684 (118)-0.6925 (47)-0.6925 (47)-1.8369 (94)
54. Harvard Crimson (0-0)-0.8682-10.0000 (15)-0.8691 (53)-0.8691 (53)-0.8691 (53)
55. Indiana State Sycamores  (0-0)-0.9225-10.0000 (15)-0.9234 (58)-0.9234 (58)-0.9234 (58)
56. Idaho State Bengals (2-3)-0.9354+140.1135 (12)-1.0203 (62)-1.0203 (62)-0.9204 (57)
57. Portland State Vikings (0-0)-0.9810-10.0000 (15)-0.9820 (60)-0.9820 (60)-0.9820 (60)
58. Davidson Wildcats (4-1)-0.9819+21-1.8455 (105)-0.7635 (49)-0.7635 (49)-1.3910 (76)
59. Prairie View A&M Panthers (2-0)-0.9901-4-3.1664 (128)-0.8970 (55)-0.8970 (55)-1.3649 (75)
60. Samford Bulldogs (3-3)-1.0555-3-1.1611 (91)-0.9353 (59)-0.9353 (59)-0.6742 (42)
61. Stony Brook Seawolves (1-3)-1.1013-30.0221 (14)-1.2630 (71)-1.2630 (71)-0.6942 (43)
62. South Dakota Coyotes (1-3)-1.1089-2-0.5293 (61)-1.3443 (74)-1.3443 (74)-0.3585 (34)
63. Tarleton State Texans (3-2)-1.1446+4-1.4773 (101)-1.0453 (63)-1.0453 (63)-0.7624 (44)
64. Alabama A&M Bulldogs (1-0)-1.1539+5-0.1611 (46)-0.8962 (54)-0.8962 (54)-2.1876 (106)
65. New Hampshire Wildcats (0-1)-1.1798-1-0.7046 (70)-1.2096 (68)-1.2096 (68)-0.1371 (25)
66. Youngstown State Penguins (1-5)-1.2020-70.2509 (7)-1.0842 (66)-1.0842 (66)-0.8915 (55)
67. Wofford Terriers (1-4)-1.2138-17-1.1875 (94)-1.3058 (73)-1.3058 (73)-0.3659 (35)
68. Chattanooga Mocs (3-2)-1.2251-7-0.9362 (87)-1.1538 (67)-1.1538 (67)-1.1908 (68)
69. Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (1-2)-1.2516-10.2088 (10)-1.4451 (75)-1.4451 (75)-1.0624 (66)
70. Penn Quakers (0-0)-1.2609-50.0000 (15)-1.2621 (69)-1.2621 (69)-1.2621 (72)
71. Cornell Big Red (0-0)-1.2615-50.0000 (15)-1.2628 (70)-1.2628 (70)-1.2628 (73)
72. ETSU Buccaneers (4-1)-1.2684+15-1.1079 (90)-0.9104 (56)-0.9104 (56)-1.7587 (88)
73. Mercer Bears (4-5)-1.3029+8-0.9185 (85)-1.0769 (65)-1.0769 (65)-1.8066 (91)
74. Bucknell Bison (2-0)-1.3097-3-2.1642 (117)-1.0682 (64)-1.0682 (64)-2.0237 (103)
75. Lamar Cardinals (2-4)-1.3109-2-0.3937 (55)-1.7926 (85)-1.7926 (85)-1.0178 (63)
76. Eastern Kentucky Colonels (3-6)-1.4962-2-0.6397 (66)-1.3032 (72)-1.3032 (72)-1.6896 (86)
77. Bethune Cookman Wildcats (0-0)-1.5191-50.0000 (15)-1.5206 (76)-1.5206 (76)-1.5206 (78)
78. Dayton Flyers (0-0)-1.6314-30.0000 (15)-1.6330 (78)-1.6330 (78)-1.6330 (82)
79. Southern Utah Thunderbirds (1-4)-1.6348+10-0.5741 (63)-1.7641 (83)-1.7641 (83)-0.9741 (59)
80. Norfolk State Spartans (0-0)-1.6544-20.0000 (15)-1.6560 (79)-1.6560 (79)-1.6560 (85)
81. Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles (2-4)-1.6914+17-0.8722 (82)-1.5370 (77)-1.5370 (77)-1.8135 (93)
82. Alabama State Hornets (1-2)-1.7195-5-0.9742 (88)-1.7622 (82)-1.7622 (82)-1.6068 (80)
83. Tennessee State Tigers (2-4)-1.7254+5-0.9263 (86)-2.1075 (99)-2.1075 (99)-1.0027 (61)
84. The Citadel Bulldogs (1-9)-1.7700+16-0.7759 (75)-1.9792 (94)-1.9792 (94)-1.1942 (70)
85. Grambling State Tigers (0-3)-1.7741-5-1.3926 (100)-1.9031 (91)-1.9031 (91)-0.9167 (56)
86. Brown Bears (0-0)-1.7806-40.0000 (15)-1.7824 (84)-1.7824 (84)-1.7824 (89)
87. Fordham Rams (1-1)-1.7857+12-1.3496 (97)-1.6609 (80)-1.6609 (80)-1.8035 (90)
88. Northern Colorado Bears (0-0)-1.8385-50.0000 (15)-1.8403 (86)-1.8403 (86)-1.8403 (95)
89. St. Francis Red Flash (0-0)-1.8488-50.0000 (15)-1.8506 (87)-1.8506 (87)-1.8506 (96)
90. Columbia Bears (0-0)-1.8660-40.0000 (15)-1.8679 (90)-1.8679 (90)-1.8679 (98)
91. Charleston Southern Buccaneers (0-2)-1.8905+60.9143 (3)-1.9690 (93)-1.9690 (93)-1.5769 (79)
92. Western Illinois Leathernecks (1-5)-1.9003+19-0.0562 (44)-2.1478 (100)-2.1478 (100)-1.0040 (62)
93. Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (6-4)-1.9047-2-0.6835 (69)-1.6783 (81)-1.6783 (81)-2.3131 (108)
94. Lafayette Leopards (1-1)-1.9166-9-1.9245 (109)-2.0319 (96)-2.0319 (96)-1.8118 (92)
95. Western Carolina Catamounts (1-8)-1.9221-2-0.6164 (65)-1.8598 (88)-1.8598 (88)-2.0213 (102)
96. Georgetown Hoyas (0-0)-1.9574-40.0000 (15)-1.9594 (92)-1.9594 (92)-1.9594 (99)
97. Drake Bulldogs (1-2)-1.9592-21-2.2702 (119)-1.8640 (89)-1.8640 (89)-1.7197 (87)
98. Gardner Webb Runnin' Bulldogs (2-1)-2.0331-3-0.5308 (62)-2.0870 (98)-2.0870 (98)-2.3653 (110)
99. Robert Morris Colonials (0-2)-2.0427-92.0415 (1)-2.2967 (102)-2.2967 (102)-1.6372 (84)
100. Bryant Bulldogs (2-2)-2.0439-6-2.5333 (124)-1.9965 (95)-1.9965 (95)-1.9639 (100)
101. Cal Poly Mustangs (0-3)-2.0483-5-0.2657 (50)-2.3695 (103)-2.3695 (103)-0.8749 (54)
102. Eastern Illinois Panthers (1-5)-2.0608+2-0.8992 (84)-2.5657 (110)-2.5657 (110)-1.0240 (64)
103. Northwestern State Demons (0-5)-2.1025--0.1627 (47)-2.4853 (107)-2.4853 (107)-1.1101 (67)
104. Jackson State Tigers (2-2)-2.3278-3-2.0562 (112)-2.2660 (101)-2.2660 (101)-2.0964 (104)
105. Dixie State Trailblazers (2-3)-2.3748+1-1.3894 (99)-2.4511 (105)-2.4511 (105)-1.8589 (97)
106. Lehigh Mountain Hawks (0-2)-2.4118-1-0.7349 (72)-2.5634 (109)-2.5634 (109)-1.9848 (101)
107. Presbyterian Blue Hose (2-3)-2.4274+7-1.9106 (108)-2.3855 (104)-2.3855 (104)-2.1694 (105)
108. Campbell Fighting Camels (0-4)-2.5045-10.8998 (4)-2.0563 (97)-2.0563 (97)-3.0895 (120)
109. Colgate Raiders (0-2)-2.5392-7-1.8512 (106)-2.8918 (115)-2.8918 (115)-1.6368 (83)
110. Hampton Pirates (0-0)-2.6425-20.0000 (15)-2.6452 (111)-2.6452 (111)-2.6452 (111)
111. Morgan State Bears (0-0)-2.6520-20.0000 (15)-2.6546 (112)-2.6546 (112)-2.6546 (112)
112. North Carolina Central Eagles (0-0)-2.6741-20.0000 (15)-2.6768 (113)-2.6768 (113)-2.6768 (113)
113. Abilene Christian Wildcats (1-5)-2.7235-1-0.6097 (64)-2.4824 (106)-2.4824 (106)-2.6855 (114)
114. Morehead State Eagles (2-3)-2.8303+7-1.5388 (102)-2.5151 (108)-2.5151 (108)-3.0428 (118)
115. LIU Sharks (2-2)-2.8766-2-1.5724 (103)-3.0167 (117)-3.0167 (117)-2.9294 (116)
116. Delaware State Hornets (2-1)-2.9277+4-2.7750 (125)-2.8919 (116)-2.8919 (116)-2.9702 (117)
117. Merrimack Warriors (0-3)-3.1039-2-1.8963 (107)-3.3270 (121)-3.3270 (121)-2.2421 (107)
118. Marist Red Foxes (0-0)-3.1521-20.0000 (15)-3.1553 (118)-3.1553 (118)-3.1553 (121)
119. North Alabama Lions (0-3)-3.3074-20.6922 (5)-2.8897 (114)-2.8897 (114)-3.6620 (126)
120. Valparaiso Crusaders (3-1)-3.3169+2-3.0324 (127)-3.2598 (120)-3.2598 (120)-3.1559 (122)
121. Houston Baptist Huskies (1-3)-3.3709-3-0.3188 (52)-3.2444 (119)-3.2444 (119)-3.6750 (127)
122. Jacksonville Dolphins (0-0)-3.5257-30.0000 (15)-3.5293 (122)-3.5293 (122)-3.5293 (125)
123. Stetson Hatters (0-3)-3.5306+1-2.0799 (113)-3.8607 (123)-3.8607 (123)-2.3571 (109)
124. Wagner Seahawks (0-2)-3.7792-1-1.2087 (95)-3.9961 (124)-3.9961 (124)-3.0700 (119)
125. Howard Bison (0-2)-4.0820+1-2.9277 (126)-4.2266 (125)-4.2266 (125)-3.3073 (123)
126. Butler Bulldogs (0-4)-4.1055-1-2.4102 (123)-4.4307 (126)-4.4307 (126)-2.8692 (115)
127. MS Valley State Delta Devils (0-2)-4.2976--1.5938 (104)-4.6896 (127)-4.6896 (127)-3.4040 (124)
128. Texas Southern Tigers (0-2)-4.5586--0.7119 (71)-4.7531 (128)-4.7531 (128)-4.0105 (128)

Ratings Over Time

Ratings Methodology

This table represents the current NCAA Football FCS computer ratings as computed by the Donchess Inference Index. More information on how these NCAA Football FCS ratings are computed can be found on the Methodology page.

  • Overall Rating: This ratings system that is a combination of the Standard Rating, the Inference Rating and Vegas Rating. This is the final rating that is used to rank the teams.
  • Standard Rating: Looks at game outcome and score differential only. Record is the most important factor in this rating system.
  • Inference Rating: Heavily weights the outcomes of opponents’ games. This system is a much better predictor of future game outcomes.
  • Vegas Rating: This is our newest rating that only takes into account the Vegas line on each game.