2016 FCS Coaches Poll: Week 9

THE FCS COACHES POLL FOR WEEK 9

1. Sam Houston State (7-0, 6-0 Southland) at Texas Southern (3-4, 3-3 SWAC West) Saturday, 7 p.m. (ESPN3). Next: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. McNeese State (4-4, 3-3 Southland), 7 p.m. (ESPN3).

2. Jacksonville State (6-1, 3-0 Ohio Valley) vs. No. 22 Eastern Illinois (5-3, 3-2 Ohio Valley) Saturday, 3 p.m. Next: Saturday, Nov. 5 at Southeast Missouri State (2-5, 2-2 Ohio Valley), 2 p.m.

3. Eastern Washington (6-1, 4-0 Big Sky) vs. No. 16 Montana (5-2, 2-2 Big Sky) Saturday, 3:35 p.m. Next: Saturday, Nov. 5 at No. 17 Cal Poly (5-2, 3-1 Big Sky), 9:05 p.m.

4. North Dakota State (6-1, 3-1 Missouri Valley) at No. 29 Northern Iowa (3-4, 2-2 Missouri Valley) Saturday, 7 p.m. (ESPN3). Next: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. Youngstown State (5-2, 3-1 Missouri Valley), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN3).

5. James Madison (6-1, 4-0 Colonial) vs. Rhode Island (1-7, 0-5 Colonial) Saturday, 3:30 p.m. Next: Saturday, Nov. 5 at No. 6 Richmond (7-1, 4-1 Colonial), 3:30 p.m.

6. Richmond (7-1, 4-1 Colonial) is idle. Next: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. No. 5 James Madison (6-1, 4-0 Colonial), 3:30 p.m.

7. The Citadel (7-0, 5-0 Southern) vs. East Tennessee State (3-4, 1-4 Southern) Saturday, 2 p.m. Next: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. No. 19 Samford (6-1, 4-1 Southern), 2 p.m. (ESPN3).

8. Chattanooga (7-1, 5-1 Southern) at Western Carolina (1-6, 0-5 Southern) Saturday, 3:30 p.m. Next: Saturday, Nov. 12 vs. No. 30t Wofford (4-3, 2-2 Southern), 2 p.m.

9. Charleston Southern (4-2, 2-0 Big South) vs. Bucknell (3-4, 2-1 Patriot) Saturday, 11:45 a.m. Next: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. Gardner-Webb (3-5, 1-1 Big South), 12 p.m.

10. South Dakota State (5-2, 4-0 Missouri Valley) at Illinois State (3-5, 1-4 Missouri Valley) Saturday, 3 p.m. (ESPN3). Next: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. Missouri State (3-4, 1-3 Missouri Valley), 3 p.m. (ESPN3).

11. North Carolina A&T (6-1, 4-0 Mid-Eastern) vs. Florida A&M (3-5, 3-2 Mid-Eastern) Saturday, 1 p.m. Next: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. No. 39 South Carolina State (3-3, 3-0 Mid-Eastern), 1 p.m.

12. North Dakota (6-2, 5-0 Big Sky) vs. No. 30t Weber State (5-2, 4-0 Big Sky) Saturday, 2 p.m. Next: Saturday, Nov. 5 at Northern Colorado (4-3, 2-2 Big Sky), 2:05 p.m.

13. Villanova (6-2, 4-1 Colonial) is idle. Next: Saturday, Nov. 5 at Maine (4-3, 3-1 Colonial), 12 p.m.

14. Youngstown State (5-2, 3-1 Missouri Valley) vs. Indiana State (4-4, 2-3 Missouri Valley) Saturday, 4 p.m. (ESPN3). Next: Saturday, Nov. 5 at No. 4 North Dakota State (6-1, 3-1), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN3).

15. Western Illinois (5-2, 2-2 Missouri Valley) at No. 25 South Dakota (4-3, 3-1 Missouri Valley) Saturday, 3 p.m. (ESPN3). Next: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. Illinois State (3-5, 1-4 Missouri Valley), 2 p.m. (ESPN3).

16. Montana (5-2, 2-2 Big Sky) at No. 3 Eastern Washington (6-1, 4-0 Big Sky) Saturday, 3:35 p.m. Next: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. Idaho State (2-5, 1-3 Big Sky), 5 p.m.

17. Cal Poly (5-2, 3-1 Big Sky) at Sacramento State (1-7, 1-4 Big Sky) Saturday, 9 p.m. Next: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. No. 3 Eastern Washington (6-1, 4-0 Big Sky), 9:05 p.m.

18. Central Arkansas (6-1, 5-0 Southland) at Southeastern Louisiana (4-3, 4-1 Southland) Saturday, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN3). Next: Saturday, Nov. 5 at Stephen F. Austin (3-4, 2-3 Southland), 4 p.m.

19. Samford (6-1, 4-1 Southern) at Mississippi State (2-5, 1-3 FBS SEC West) Saturday, 3:30 p.m. (SEC Network). Next: Saturday, Nov. 5 at No. 7 The Citadel (7-0, 5-0 Southern), 2 p.m. (ESPN3).

20. Stony Brook (5-2, 4-0 Colonial) at No. 27 New Hampshire (5-3, 4-1 Colonial) Saturday, 12 p.m. Next: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. William & Mary (3-4, 1-3 Colonial), 2 p.m.

21. Grambling State (5-1, 4-0 SWAC West) vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff (1-6, 1-4 SWAC West) Saturday, 3 p.m. Next: Saturday, Nov. 5 at Alabama A&M (2-5, 2-4 SWAC East), 3 p.m.

22. Eastern Illinois (5-3, 3-2 Ohio Valley) at No. 2 Jacksonville State (6-1, 3-0 Ohio Valley) Saturday, 3 p.m. Next: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. Tennessee-Martin (4-4, 3-1 Ohio Valley), 2 p.m.

23. Harvard (5-1, 3-0 Ivy) at Dartmouth (3-3, 0-3 Ivy) Saturday, 1:30 p.m. Next: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. Columbia (2-4, 1-2 Ivy), 1 p.m.

24. Lehigh (6-2, 3-0 Patriot) vs. No. 36t Fordham (5-2, 2-0 Patriot) Saturday, 12:30 p.m. Next: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. Bucknell (3-4, 2-1 Patriot), 12:30 p.m.

25. South Dakota (4-3, 3-1 Missouri Valley) vs. No. 15 Western Illinois (5-2, 2-2 Missouri Valley) Saturday, 3 p.m. (ESPN3). Next: Saturday, Nov. 5 at Southern Illinois (2-5, 0-4 Missouri Valley), 3 p.m. (ESPN3).

26. Tennessee State (5-2, 2-1 Ohio Valley) at Murray State (2-5, 2-2 Ohio Valley) Saturday, 4 p.m. Next: Saturday, Nov. 5 at Austin Peay (0-7, 0-5 Ohio Valley), 4 p.m.

27. New Hampshire (5-3, 4-1 Colonial) vs. No. 20 Stony Brook (5-2, 4-0 Colonial) Saturday, 12 p.m. Next: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. No. 36t Albany, N.Y. (4-3, 1-3 Colonial), 12 p.m.

28. Liberty (4-3, 2-0 Big South) vs. Gardner-Webb (3-5, 1-1 Big South) Saturday, 3:30 p.m. Next: Saturday, Nov. 5 at Presbyterian College (2-5, 1-2), 2 p.m. (ESPN3).

29. Northern Iowa (3-4, 2-2 Missouri Valley) vs. No. 4 North Dakota State (6-1, 3-1 Missouri Valley) Saturday, 7 p.m. (ESPN3). Next: Saturday, Nov. 5 at Indiana State (4-4, 2-3 Missouri Valley), 1 p.m. (ESPN3).

30t. Weber State (5-2, 4-0 Big Sky) at No. 12 North Dakota (6-2, 5-0 Big Sky) Saturday, 2 p.m. Next: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. No. 33 Northern Arizona (4-4, 3-2 Big Sky), 2 p.m.

30t. Wofford (4-3, 2-2 Southern) vs. Mercer (4-3, 2-2 Southern) Saturday, 1:30 p.m. (ESPN3). Next: Saturday, Nov. 5 at Furman (1-6, 1-3 Southern), 1:30 p.m. (ESPN3).

32. Central Connecticut State (1-6, 0-2 Northeast) at Robert Morris, Pa. (1-7, 0-3 Northeast) Saturday, 12 p.m. Next: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. No. 34t Sacred Heart (6-1, 1-1 Northeast), 12 p.m.

33. Northern Arizona (4-4, 3-2 Big Sky) is idle. Next: Saturday, Nov. 5 at No. 30t Weber State (5-2, 4-0 Big Sky), 2 p.m.

34t. Sacred Heart (6-1, 1-1 Northeast) vs. Saint Francis, Pa. (5-3, 3-0 Northeast) Saturday, 12 p.m. Next: Saturday, Nov. 5 at No. 32 Central Connecticut State (1-6, 0-2 Northeast), 12 p.m.

34t. North Carolina Central (6-2, 5-0 Mid-Eastern) is idle. Next: Saturday, Nov. 5 at Delaware State (0-7, 0-4 Mid-Eastern), 2 p.m.

36t. Fordham (5-2, 2-0 Patriot) at No. 24 Lehigh (6-2, 3-0 Patriot) Saturday, 12:30 p.m. Next: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. Colgate (2-4, 1-1 Patriot), 1 p.m.

36t. San Diego (6-1, 5-0 Pioneer) at Marist (4-3, 4-0 Pioneer) Saturday, 1 p.m. Next: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. Universidad de las Americas Puebla, 9 p.m.

36t. Albany, N.Y. (4-3, 1-3 Colonial) vs. Elon (2-5, 1-3 Colonial) Saturday, 12 p.m. Next: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. Delaware (2-5, 0-4 Colonial), 1 p.m.

39. South Carolina State (3-3, 3-0 Mid-Eastern) at Hampton (3-4, 3-2 Mid-Eastern) Saturday, 1 p.m. Next: Saturday, Nov. 5 at No. 11 North Carolina A&T (6-1, 4-0 Mid-Eastern), 1 p.m.

40. Pennsylvania (4-2, 3-0 Ivy) vs. Brown (2-4, 1-2 Ivy) Saturday, 1 p.m. Next: Saturday, Nov. 5 at Princeton (4-2, 2-1), 12 p.m.

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