NCAA Football FCS Ratings

Updated
RankOverallChangeSOS
(Rank)
Standard
(Rank)
Inference
(Rank)
Vegas
(Rank)
1. James Madison Dukes  (3-0)3.0578+1-2.9945 (126)3.0750 (1)3.0750 (1)3.1463 (2)
2. North Dakota State Bison (1-1)2.4582-1-0.4480 (94)1.9372 (2)1.9372 (2)3.4184 (1)
3. Weber State Wildcats (1-0)1.4350+2-2.0195 (118)1.6939 (3)1.6939 (3)0.9488 (5)
4. South Dakota State Jackrabbits (1-1)1.1967-10.4793 (9)1.0799 (4)1.0799 (4)1.2258 (3)
5. Montana Grizzlies (0-0)1.0185-10.0000 (11)1.0195 (6)1.0195 (6)1.0195 (4)
6. Montana State Bobcats (0-0)0.9314-0.0000 (11)0.9323 (7)0.9323 (7)0.9323 (6)
7. Sacramento State Hornets (0-0)0.7369-0.0000 (11)0.7376 (9)0.7376 (9)0.7376 (8)
8. Southern Illinois Salukis (2-1)0.6099+70.9022 (6)0.7406 (8)0.7406 (8)0.1084 (15)
9. Northern Iowa Panthers (1-1)0.5238+3-0.1546 (88)0.4868 (12)0.4868 (12)0.8659 (7)
10. Dartmouth Big Green (0-0)0.5057-20.0000 (11)0.5062 (11)0.5062 (11)0.5062 (10)
11. North Dakota Fighting Hawks (2-0)0.4349+80.9033 (5)1.0225 (5)1.0225 (5)-1.0684 (53)
12. Yale Bulldogs (0-1)0.4083-30.0000 (11)0.4087 (13)0.4087 (13)0.4087 (11)
13. Nicholls Colonels (2-0)0.2252+13-2.9087 (125)0.5946 (10)0.5946 (10)-0.2914 (27)
14. Villanova Wildcats (0-0)0.1958-10.0000 (11)0.1960 (14)0.1960 (14)0.1960 (13)
15. Towson Tigers (0-0)0.1227-10.0000 (11)0.1228 (15)0.1228 (15)0.1228 (14)
16. Kennesaw State Owls (1-0)0.0565-0.0000 (11)0.0566 (16)0.0566 (16)0.0566 (17)
17. Monmouth Hawks (0-0)0.0564-0.0000 (11)0.0564 (17)0.0564 (17)0.0564 (18)
18. Albany Great Danes (0-0)0.0541-0.0000 (11)0.0542 (18)0.0542 (18)0.0542 (19)
19. Elon Phoenix (1-1)-0.0363-8-2.5123 (122)-0.4562 (30)-0.4562 (30)0.6170 (9)
20. Illinois State Redbirds (0-1)-0.0377-10-0.0721 (85)-0.1448 (24)-0.1448 (24)0.3747 (12)
21. South Dakota Coyotes (1-0)-0.0721+9-0.0377 (84)0.0350 (20)0.0350 (20)-0.4845 (31)
22. UC Davis Aggies (0-0)-0.0729-20.0000 (11)-0.0730 (21)-0.0730 (21)-0.0730 (20)
23. Princeton Tigers (0-0)-0.0944-10.0000 (11)-0.0944 (22)-0.0944 (22)-0.0944 (22)
24. New Hampshire Wildcats (0-0)-0.1369-10.0000 (11)-0.1371 (23)-0.1371 (23)-0.1371 (23)
25. SE Missouri State Redhawks (1-1)-0.1865+21-1.2706 (113)0.0538 (19)0.0538 (19)-0.3034 (29)
26. North Carolina A&T Aggies (0-0)-0.1905-20.0000 (11)-0.1907 (26)-0.1907 (26)-0.1907 (24)
27. Maine Bears (0-0)-0.3026-0.0000 (11)-0.3029 (28)-0.3029 (28)-0.3029 (28)
28. Sam Houston State Bearkats (4-2)-0.3175+9-0.6260 (99)-0.2416 (27)-0.2416 (27)-0.6882 (37)
29. Idaho Vandals (1-0)-0.3215+5-0.4573 (95)-0.1515 (25)-0.1515 (25)-0.8611 (43)
30. Central Connecticut Blue Devils (0-0)-0.4258-10.0000 (11)-0.4262 (29)-0.4262 (29)-0.4262 (30)
31. Eastern Washington Eagles (0-1)-0.4573-10-0.3215 (92)-0.5468 (33)-0.5468 (33)-0.0809 (21)
32. William & Mary Tribe (0-0)-0.5061-10.0000 (11)-0.5066 (31)-0.5066 (31)-0.5066 (32)
33. San Diego Toreros (0-0)-0.5235-10.0000 (11)-0.5240 (32)-0.5240 (32)-0.5240 (34)
34. Furman Paladins (1-1)-0.5601+1-2.5891 (123)-0.7801 (41)-0.7801 (41)0.0957 (16)
35. Austin Peay Governors (1-3)-0.5809+6-0.4832 (96)-0.7584 (40)-0.7584 (40)-0.2166 (25)
36. Southeastern Louisiana Lions (0-1)-0.6260-11-0.3175 (91)-0.7029 (37)-0.7029 (37)-0.2562 (26)
37. Central Arkansas Bears (2-2)-0.6690+7-0.6808 (100)-0.7520 (39)-0.7520 (39)-0.6468 (36)
38. Richmond Spiders (0-0)-0.6971-0.0000 (11)-0.6978 (36)-0.6978 (36)-0.6978 (38)
39. South Carolina State Bulldogs (0-0)-0.7242-0.0000 (11)-0.7249 (38)-0.7249 (38)-0.7249 (40)
40. Wofford Terriers (1-1)-0.7275-12-2.3130 (120)-0.6723 (35)-0.6723 (35)-0.5101 (33)
41. Florida A&M Rattlers (0-0)-0.8019-10.0000 (11)-0.8027 (42)-0.8027 (42)-0.8027 (41)
42. Alcorn State Braves (0-0)-0.8310-0.0000 (11)-0.8318 (43)-0.8318 (43)-0.8318 (42)
43. Harvard Crimson (0-0)-0.8682-0.0000 (11)-0.8691 (45)-0.8691 (45)-0.8691 (44)
44. Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks (1-2)-0.8921-11-1.5374 (115)-0.9642 (51)-0.9642 (51)-0.5251 (35)
45. Incarnate Word Cardinals (1-0)-0.8940+24-1.0357 (109)-0.5643 (34)-0.5643 (34)-1.6999 (71)
46. Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (1-0)-0.9128+11-1.9832 (117)-0.8550 (44)-0.8550 (44)-1.2754 (57)
47. Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens (0-0)-0.9171-0.0000 (11)-0.9180 (47)-0.9180 (47)-0.9180 (47)
48. Indiana State Sycamores  (0-0)-0.9225-0.0000 (11)-0.9234 (48)-0.9234 (48)-0.9234 (48)
49. Holy Cross Crusaders (0-0)-0.9233-0.0000 (11)-0.9243 (49)-0.9243 (49)-0.9243 (49)
50. Stony Brook Seawolves (0-0)-0.9372-0.0000 (11)-0.9382 (50)-0.9382 (50)-0.9382 (50)
51. Portland State Vikings (0-0)-0.9810-0.0000 (11)-0.9820 (52)-0.9820 (52)-0.9820 (51)
52. Southern University Jaguars (1-0)-0.9844+6-2.3270 (121)-0.9021 (46)-0.9021 (46)-1.3858 (60)
53. McNeese State Cowboys (1-1)-1.0357-17-1.1080 (111)-1.2660 (57)-1.2660 (57)-0.8930 (46)
54. Cal Poly Mustangs (0-0)-1.0492-20.0000 (11)-1.0503 (53)-1.0503 (53)-1.0503 (52)
55. Grambling State Tigers (0-0)-1.0994-20.0000 (11)-1.1005 (54)-1.1005 (54)-1.1005 (54)
56. Penn Quakers (0-0)-1.2609-10.0000 (11)-1.2621 (55)-1.2621 (55)-1.2621 (55)
57. Cornell Big Red (0-0)-1.2615-10.0000 (11)-1.2628 (56)-1.2628 (56)-1.2628 (56)
58. Tarleton State Texans (2-3)-1.3219-4-1.1920 (112)-1.4682 (62)-1.4682 (62)-0.7004 (39)
59. Rhode Island Rams (0-0)-1.4319-0.0000 (11)-1.4334 (59)-1.4334 (59)-1.4334 (61)
60. Prairie View A&M Panthers (3-0)-1.4506-0.0000 (11)-1.4520 (60)-1.4520 (60)-1.4520 (62)
61. Eastern Kentucky Colonels (2-5)-1.4838--0.8704 (104)-1.4716 (63)-1.4716 (63)-1.2948 (58)
62. Youngstown State Penguins (0-2)-1.5059-171.4910 (3)-1.7182 (72)-1.7182 (72)-0.8825 (45)
63. Bethune Cookman Wildcats (0-0)-1.5191-10.0000 (11)-1.5206 (64)-1.5206 (64)-1.5206 (64)
64. Murray State Racers (1-0)-1.5374+16-0.8921 (105)-1.4678 (61)-1.4678 (61)-1.9069 (80)
65. Sacred Heart Pioneers (0-0)-1.5824-10.0000 (11)-1.5840 (68)-1.5840 (68)-1.5840 (66)
66. VMI Keydets (1-0)-1.5979+21-0.5602 (97)-1.5342 (65)-1.5342 (65)-2.0228 (87)
67. Jacksonville State Gamecocks (1-1)-1.6009+31-0.7979 (103)-1.5380 (66)-1.5380 (66)-1.8335 (75)
68. Dayton Flyers (0-0)-1.6314-20.0000 (11)-1.6330 (69)-1.6330 (69)-1.6330 (68)
69. Chattanooga Mocs (1-1)-1.6333+24-0.4143 (93)-1.2833 (58)-1.2833 (58)-2.0600 (88)
70. Norfolk State Spartans (0-0)-1.6544-30.0000 (11)-1.6560 (70)-1.6560 (70)-1.6560 (69)
71. Charleston Southern Buccaneers (0-0)-1.6758-30.0000 (11)-1.6775 (71)-1.6775 (71)-1.6775 (70)
72. Samford Bulldogs (1-1)-1.6784+6-2.7113 (124)-1.7452 (74)-1.7452 (74)-1.3694 (59)
73. Colgate Raiders (0-0)-1.7395-30.0000 (11)-1.7412 (73)-1.7412 (73)-1.7412 (72)
74. Brown Bears (0-0)-1.7806-20.0000 (11)-1.7824 (76)-1.7824 (76)-1.7824 (74)
75. Northern Colorado Bears (0-0)-1.8385-10.0000 (11)-1.8403 (78)-1.8403 (78)-1.8403 (76)
76. ETSU Buccaneers (1-0)-1.8423-3-1.6784 (116)-1.5493 (67)-1.5493 (67)-2.6704 (105)
77. Northwestern State Demons (0-0)-1.8484-10.0000 (11)-1.8502 (79)-1.8502 (79)-1.8502 (77)
78. St. Francis Red Flash (0-0)-1.8488-10.0000 (11)-1.8506 (80)-1.8506 (80)-1.8506 (78)
79. Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (2-4)-1.8520-4-0.6872 (101)-1.7765 (75)-1.7765 (75)-1.9924 (86)
80. Columbia Bears (0-0)-1.8660-10.0000 (11)-1.8679 (81)-1.8679 (81)-1.8679 (79)
81. Fordham Rams (0-0)-1.9167-0.0000 (11)-1.9186 (82)-1.9186 (82)-1.9186 (81)
82. Lafayette Leopards (0-1)-1.9255-0.0000 (11)-1.9275 (83)-1.9275 (83)-1.9275 (82)
83. Georgetown Hoyas (4-0)-1.9574+20.0000 (11)-1.9594 (84)-1.9594 (84)-1.9594 (84)
84. Duquesne Dukes (0-0)-1.9619+20.0000 (11)-1.9639 (85)-1.9639 (85)-1.9639 (85)
85. Southern Utah Thunderbirds (0-1)-1.9832-20-0.9128 (106)-2.0439 (88)-2.0439 (88)-1.6235 (67)
86. Idaho State Bengals (0-1)-2.0195-231.4350 (4)-2.2791 (97)-2.2791 (97)-1.5340 (65)
87. Robert Morris Colonials (0-1)-2.0350-163.0578 (1)-2.1305 (92)-2.1305 (92)-1.7417 (73)
88. Dixie State Trailblazers (1-0)-2.0402+12-1.3219 (114)-1.8358 (77)-1.8358 (77)-2.5120 (101)
89. Drake Bulldogs (1-0)-2.0624-10.0000 (11)-2.0645 (89)-2.0645 (89)-2.0645 (89)
90. Lehigh Mountain Hawks (0-0)-2.1093-10.0000 (11)-2.1114 (91)-2.1114 (91)-2.1114 (90)
91. Bucknell Bison (0-0)-2.1508-10.0000 (11)-2.1529 (93)-2.1529 (93)-2.1529 (91)
92. Missouri State Bears (1-3)-2.1519+20-0.0139 (81)-2.0166 (87)-2.0166 (87)-2.2133 (94)
93. Alabama A&M Bulldogs (0-0)-2.1854-20.0000 (11)-2.1876 (94)-2.1876 (94)-2.1876 (92)
94. Ark Pine Bluff Golden Lions (0-0)-2.2029-20.0000 (11)-2.2051 (95)-2.2051 (95)-2.2051 (93)
95. Gardner Webb Runnin' Bulldogs (1-0)-2.2068+16-0.0363 (82)-1.9766 (86)-1.9766 (86)-2.8395 (112)
96. Alabama State Hornets (0-1)-2.3270-13-0.9844 (107)-2.4126 (98)-2.4126 (98)-1.9289 (83)
97. Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles (1-1)-2.3471-13-1.0909 (110)-2.2248 (96)-2.2248 (96)-2.7691 (108)
98. Campbell Fighting Camels (0-3)-2.4310+10.8978 (8)-2.1044 (90)-2.1044 (90)-2.8083 (109)
99. The Citadel Bulldogs (0-7)-2.6341+9-0.1044 (86)-3.0250 (110)-3.0250 (110)-1.5147 (63)
100. Hampton Pirates (0-0)-2.6425+20.0000 (11)-2.6452 (100)-2.6452 (100)-2.6452 (102)
101. Bryant Bulldogs (1-1)-2.6513+20.0000 (11)-2.6540 (101)-2.6540 (101)-2.6540 (103)
102. Morgan State Bears (0-0)-2.6520+20.0000 (11)-2.6546 (102)-2.6546 (102)-2.6546 (104)
103. Abilene Christian Wildcats (0-4)-2.6563-2-0.7152 (102)-2.6300 (99)-2.6300 (99)-2.3252 (95)
104. North Carolina Central Eagles (0-0)-2.6741+20.0000 (11)-2.6768 (103)-2.6768 (103)-2.6768 (106)
105. Merrimack Warriors (0-0)-2.6889+20.0000 (11)-2.6916 (104)-2.6916 (104)-2.6916 (107)
106. Davidson Wildcats (0-1)-2.8177-1-0.0363 (82)-2.8271 (105)-2.8271 (105)-2.4460 (100)
107. Stetson Hatters (0-0)-2.8268+20.0000 (11)-2.8297 (106)-2.8297 (106)-2.8297 (110)
108. Jackson State Tigers (1-0)-2.8301+20.0000 (11)-2.8329 (107)-2.8329 (107)-2.8329 (111)
109. Lamar Cardinals (0-1)-2.9087-130.2252 (10)-3.2808 (115)-3.2808 (115)-2.3948 (98)
110. Mercer Bears (1-2)-2.9928+3-1.0061 (108)-2.9428 (108)-2.9428 (108)-2.9570 (113)
111. Western Illinois Leathernecks (0-1)-3.1500-16-2.1519 (119)-3.2459 (113)-3.2459 (113)-2.3625 (97)
112. Eastern Illinois Panthers (0-1)-3.1511-15-0.1865 (89)-3.5311 (119)-3.5311 (119)-2.4095 (99)
113. Marist Red Foxes (0-0)-3.1521+10.0000 (11)-3.1553 (112)-3.1553 (112)-3.1553 (115)
114. Delaware State Hornets (1-0)-3.1857+6-3.8914 (128)-3.0998 (111)-3.0998 (111)-3.5657 (121)
115. North Alabama Lions (0-3)-3.2313-0.8999 (7)-3.0086 (109)-3.0086 (109)-3.3258 (118)
116. Tennessee State Tigers (0-1)-3.2571-22-0.5809 (98)-3.4412 (117)-3.4412 (117)-2.3593 (96)
117. Wagner Seahawks (0-0)-3.2627-10.0000 (11)-3.2659 (114)-3.2659 (114)-3.2659 (116)
118. Houston Baptist Huskies (0-3)-3.2898-1-0.2698 (90)-3.3944 (116)-3.3944 (116)-3.2709 (117)
119. Jacksonville Dolphins (0-0)-3.5257-0.0000 (11)-3.5293 (118)-3.5293 (118)-3.5293 (120)
120. Western Carolina Catamounts (0-5)-3.5803+4-0.1061 (87)-3.8589 (122)-3.8589 (122)-3.0022 (114)
121. Presbyterian Blue Hose (0-0)-3.6121-0.0000 (11)-3.6157 (120)-3.6157 (120)-3.6157 (122)
122. MS Valley State Delta Devils (0-0)-3.6176-0.0000 (11)-3.6212 (121)-3.6212 (121)-3.6212 (123)
123. Butler Bulldogs (0-0)-3.8734-0.0000 (11)-3.8773 (123)-3.8773 (123)-3.8773 (124)
124. Howard Bison (0-1)-3.8914-6-3.1857 (127)-3.9843 (125)-3.9843 (125)-3.5184 (119)
125. Morehead State Eagles (0-1)-3.9540+13.0578 (1)-4.0715 (126)-4.0715 (126)-3.9477 (125)
126. LIU Sharks (0-0)-3.9547-10.0000 (11)-3.9587 (124)-3.9587 (124)-3.9587 (126)
127. Valparaiso Crusaders (0-0)-4.2605-0.0000 (11)-4.2648 (127)-4.2648 (127)-4.2648 (127)
128. Texas Southern Tigers (0-0)-4.2623-0.0000 (11)-4.2665 (128)-4.2665 (128)-4.2665 (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.

Please see our NCAA FCS predictions page to see our projections for each game and outright season predictions.