Four CAA Teams Ranked In Final 2023 FCS Top 25 Polls

Four CAA Teams Ranked In Final 2023 FCS Top 25 Polls

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RICHMOND, Va. (January 8, 2024) – Four CAA Football teams were ranked in the final 2023 FCS Top 25 polls released by Stats Perform and the AFCA.

UAlbany (11-4) achieved its highest ranking of the season, jumping to #5 in the Stats poll and #7 in the AFCA poll. The Great Danes advanced to the semifinals of the FCS playoffs for the first time in school history, defeating Richmond and Idaho before falling to eventual national champion South Dakota State.

Villanova (10-3) remained at #6 in the Stats rankings and #9 in the AFCA rankings after reaching the quarterfinals of the FCS playoffs. The Wildcats topped Youngstown State before falling to South Dakota State in the quarterfinals.

Delaware (9-4) moved up one spot in both polls, finishing at #10 in the Stats rankings and #11 in the AFCA rankings. The Blue Hens rallied past Lafayette in the first round of the playoffs before losing to national finalist Montana in the second round.

Richmond (9-4) vaulted seven spots to #15 in the Stats poll and climbed three places to #22 in the AFCA poll. The Spiders rolled past North Carolina Central in the first round of the playoffs before suffering a setback at CAA foe UAlbany in the second round.

Rhode Island (6-5) and William & Mary (6-5) were among others receiving votes in the AFCA poll.
 
2023 STATS PERFORM FCS TOP 25 POLL – FINAL
  1. South Dakota State
  2. Montana
  3. North Dakota State
  4. South Dakota
  5. UAlbany
  6. Villanova
  7. Furman
  8. Idaho
  9. Montana State
  10. Delaware
  11. Florida A&M
  12. Southern Illinois
  13. Sacramento State
  14. Chattanooga
  15. Richmond
  16. North Dakota
  17. Mercer
  18. Austin Peay
  19. Youngstown State
  20. North Carolina Central
  21. Lafayette
  22. UIW
  23. Western Carolina
  24. UC Davis
  25. UT Martin
RV: Gardner-Webb, Tarleton, Nicholls, Northern Iowa, Holy Cross, Drake, Harvard, Central Arkansas, Eastern Illinois, Duquesne, Yale

2023 AFCA COACHES FCS TOP 25 POLL – FINAL
  1. South Dakota State
  2. Montana
  3. North Dakota State
  4. Idaho
  5. South Dakota
  6. Furman
  7. UAlbany
  8. Montana State
  9. Villanova
  10. Florida A&M
  11. Delaware
  12. Austin Peay
  13. Southern Illinois
  14. UIW
  15. Sacramento State
  16. North Dakota
  17. Chattanooga
  18. North Carolina Central
  19. Lafayette
  20. Mercer
  21. Youngstown State
  22. Richmond
  23. UT Martin
  24. Eastern Illinois
  25. Holy Cross
RV: UC Davis, Harvard, Gardner-Webb, Tarleton, Central Arkansas, Nicholls, Western Carolina, Illinois State, Yale, William & Mary, Rhode Island, Samford, Bryant