Montana State Bobcats climb into top 10, Montana Grizzlies into top 20

Five Big Sky Conference teams ranked
Southeast Missouri State at Montana State
Posted at 4:13 PM, Sep 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-09 18:13:59-04

(Editor's note: Big Sky Conference media release)

FARMINGTON, Utah – The Big Sky has rolled into Week 3 with four teams in the Top 10 and all five teams in the top 20 of this week’s FCS polls. Between the STATS FCS and FCS AFCA Coaches’ Top 25 polls, the Big Sky has 10 different teams ranked or receiving votes.

UC Davis (1-1) remained at No. 4 in the AFCA Coaches’ poll after defeating San Diego, 38-35, in a nail-biting thriller. The Aggies remained at the No. 5 spot in the STATS FCS Top 25. UC Davis hosts Lehigh (0-2) in its home opener.

Eastern Washington (1-1) rattled off a 59-31 win over Lindenwood on Saturday. The Eagles maintained their position in the STATS FCS poll at No. 4 and the AFCA Coaches’ poll at No. 5. Eastern Washington hits the road for a game against No. 17/16 Jacksonville State (1-1) of the Ohio Valley Conference on Saturday.

Weber State (1-1) moved up in the STATS FCS and AFCA Coaches’ poll to No. 6 after topping Cal Poly at home, 41-24. The Wildcats will face Nevada (1-1) on the road this weekend.

Montana State (1-1) defeated Top 25 Southeast Missouri State at home, 38-17, and was rewarded with the No. 10 slot in the STATS FCS poll and the No. 15 spot in the AFCA Coaches poll. The Bobcats travel to Missouri Valley Football country for a match-up at Western Illinois (0-2) on Saturday.

Montana’s 61-17 win against North Alabama moved the Griz to a tie for No. 18 in the AFCA Coaches poll and 20th in the STATS FCS poll. Montana will play at Top 25 Oregon (1-1) on Saturday in Eugene.

Other Big Sky teams receiving votes were Northern Arizona, Portland State, Cal Poly, Idaho State, and Sacrament State.

North Dakota State, James Madison and South Dakota State continue to top the rankings, which can be view in full by clicking here.